One way to increase your company’s profitability is to use software integration to boost productivity and output. By streamline data sharing, and automating tedious tasks, this frees up Management and Employee’s time so they can better use their time generating profits for your company.
Your enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems has lots of information regarding customer demand, and manufacturing execution systems (MES) controls how products are built. By integrating the two software, your company will increase operational efficiency to become more flexible and more responsive to your Customer’s demand.
Real time data sharing between the manufacturing and sales department also means giving your Management power to see what’s happening, giving them better decision making tools to help increase your company’s efficiency.
4 Ways integrating your Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution systems (MES) can benefit your company:
- Lower inventory levels – Production quantities adapt to your demand
As your demand changes in your ERP system, your MES system adapts to your demand changes and changes it’s production to fit your demand curve.
As your demand increase, your production increases. As your demand decrease, your production decrease. This keeps your company lean and flexible, and keeps wastage low.
Accurate production output
When your MES and ERP systems is integrated together, your Management in Manufacturing will know your demand level in Sales.
Your Management in Manufacturing can then adjust their production level to fit your demand level.
Lower cost of supplies
Since your Management in Manufacturing knows your demand level, they can order the supplies in when they need it. This reduces any rush orders, avoids delays, and prevents stock outs of materials.
When your Manufacturing knows your demands, any changes in your demand gets updated to Manufacturing. This lets your Manufacturing adjust their outputs in real time, thus saving a lot of money
By investing money now to integrate your ERP system with your MES system, you can greatly increase your return on investment infinitely. You don’t need to retrain your Employees to use new software, as they use existing software. There’s no learning curve, so the return on investment is well worth the effort to put the extra time and invest in your software integration.