Manufacturers know very well that downtime can be expensive. Many
Maintaining the delicate balance between inventory and production, which is needed in order to meet customer demands, can be tricky. You make strategic procurement decisions so that you can order the necessary raw materials and have them delivered in time for scheduled production. Production schedules rely on having available inventory. However, every now and then, there is a weak link in the supply chain. Extreme weather conditions, road or infrastructure problems, or simple miscommunications can lead to a supply chain interruption that brings production to a halt. Each hour your lines are down can eat into profit margins and could lead to dissatisfied customers. Eliminate supplier disruptions and reduce the risk for downtime by implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
An ERP solution, such as
You can also use ERP to manage bill of materials, requirements planning, and production scheduling. Procurement teams can keep close tabs on inventory levels and place strategic replenishment orders that meet budgetary needs or time restrictions. Your sales representatives can also use ERP to create more accurate job costing and sales forecasting reports based on real-time data within your system.
Downtime is never a good option. Contact Sherwood Systems for more information about using ERP to streamline
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