Manufacturing ERP software enhances problem-solving capability from ‘line’ to C-level suite


It’s a common flaw among workers in manufacturing today: a lack of communication on the line can lead to inaccurate information being passed along to decision makers producing costly outcomes—like more downtime.

Often times, such lapses cause significant “disconnect” among line workers and decision-makers, making it more difficult to manage, or supervise, the production cycle.

For sure, without a manufacturing ERP software system in place, manufacturers fail to receive input where and when they need it. What’s more, according to a article by Bridget Bergin, prioritizing can be short of meaningless; this, because the lack of communication can impart inaccrate messages causing companies to “prioritize minor aspects and ignore major ones.” After all, each of us, brings to the table our own take on what we’re seeing.

Moreover, workers do need to understand how their own work contributes to the overall company mission. As such, without adequate lines of transparency, they remain “isolated” in their very specific tasks. Too, today’s very intricate manufacturing processes, from producing to shipping and customer delivery, may, by design, remain too overly complicated, which slows the line, or impacts quality control issues.

With the right implementation of an ERP suite, like Microsoft Dynamics ERP, errors in the production cycle can be reduced, if not eliminated. For example, the human-error factor, such as those made in manual data entries, can be automated to show real-time data.

Key to the Microsoft Dynamics suite is getting everyone, from C-level to the line to warehouse and supply chain, on the same-page.

A common phenomenon in the this sector today is the “reshoring” of the manufacturing process, whereby more companies are returning to the U.S. to re-establish their U.S.-based plants:

“A growing number of manufacturing companies are bringing their operations back to the United States and they are discovering that cloud based ERP software can help their core functions become more efficient and cost-effective, ultimately driving greater revenue.”

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