Optimise Your Manufacturing Workflow with an Integrated Manufacturing ERP System

With the speed and convenience of technology adoption that we currently enjoy, most companies nowadays are able to partially or completely digitise their manufacturing processes through a manufacturing ERP system. 

Most manufacturing ERP systems provide these features:

  • Work Order creation — Creation of a manufacturing task to be completed, along with the details and instructions of the manufacturing process.  
  • Bill of Materials management — A list of all the parts and components required to manufacture an end product. 
  • Materials Requirement Planning — Computes the inventory items required for the end product, identifying the additional quantities required for each component for the production based on existing quantities, forecast, MOQ, EOQ, and triggering either a Purchase Order or Work Order for the components.

These manufacturing features work well to support a standard manufacturing business. As your organisation expands and more customers come onboard, their requirements may evolve with time and this is when an enhanced manufacturing ERP system can help you to better manage your future business requirements. 

SAP Business One for Manufacturing 

A fully-integrated Manufacturing ERP system comes with the following additional features to support more robust and agile production planning.

Here are some examples:  

  • Production Scheduling — Automatically schedule machine and labour resources for work orders according to a specified start or end date. 
  • Routing & Work in Progress (WIP) — Track your WIP and time taken at every stage to easily assess production efficiency. 
  • Shop Floor Tracking — Collect production data on the shop floor using barcodes or RFID. 
  • Manufacturing Analytics — A wide variety of reports are available to help you easily assess and track manufacturing indicators such as production time, cost of goods sold, return rate, as well as flag out any item shortages for departmental decision making. 
  • Integration to IOT and PLC in your manufacturing processes.
  • Manufacturing Analytics — A wide variety of analytics are available to help you easily assess and track manufacturing indicators such as resource utilization, OEE, cycle time and customer return rate.

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