What is Manufacturing ERP Software?

Product manufacturing involves a variety of production and product lifecycle planning tasks, including managing supply chains, inventories, and process and material changes. Manufacturing ERP is the concept of using technology to combine machines, tools, and resources to maximize manufacturing efficiency and get products to market faster.

Organizations that use manufacturing ERP software are capable of making every decision based on real information, not on predictions or assumptions. For example, with supply chain management, all data and reports are stored in a centralized database. Users can easily retrieve information about raw materials, which materials are needed for certain processes, and when the materials are required.

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Why You Need Manufacturing ERP Software

All companies actively pursue operational excellence and optimal performance. However, many manufacturers still have blind spots in various aspects of their shop floor processes, which often results in duplicated efforts and errors. A key aspect of MasterControl’s Manufacturing Excellence Solution is the ability to automate your manufacturing management processes. Reducing hands-on procedures helps balance workloads, resulting in fewer errors and delays. The Manufacturing Excellence Solution also seamlessly integrates with your existing manufacturing ERP software, which enables your entire enterprise to be more agile and adaptive to change.

Implementing automated manufacturing technology alleviates many of the challenges inherent in complex manufacturing operations. Companies have better control of production variables and more accuracy with setting up future manufacturing plans.

Benefits of ERP Software

Increase Visibility – Gain a comprehensive, real-time view of all manufacturing processes. All stakeholders can monitor production variables, simultaneously review and revise design requirements and other documents, and communicate seamlessly up and down the supply chain.

Optimize Processes – Automating critical manufacturing functions closes supply chain gaps, reduces errors, and improves production cycle times. Raw materials can be more closely monitored, which helps prevent waste in manufacturing.

Standardize Processes for Consistency – Customize interfaces and templates to develop a standard look and feel based on your company brand across all workstations as well as all internal and external documents and deliverables.

Produce More Granular Reports – All data collected and stored is up-to-date, traceable, and easily accessible from a central database. This abundance of data provides real-time insights for improving facilities, labor needs, training, equipment productivity, safety, and inventory accuracy. All data includes all metadata (e.g., data owners, change histories, and time stamps), which allows stakeholders to create more detailed reports.

Manage Project Workflows – Operations transparency is valuable for effectively managing workflows and milestones. Timeline notifications ensure that all team members are aware of approaching deadlines for individual tasks.

Focus on Core Operational Needs and Challenges – With end-to-end visibility of equipment, workloads, and data, it’s easier to identify and streamline specific processes and tasks that may be experiencing bottlenecks.

The Solution For You

MasterControl’s Manufacturing Excellence Solution integrates and automates your critical manufacturing tasks. Storing data in a single repository improves collaboration and the ability to make immediate process improvements. Overall, you reduce errors and downtime, control waste, and improve cycle times.

Contact a MasterControl representative to learn more about MasterControl’s Manufacturing Excellence Solution.