If you think ERP systems are only used to simply store inventory transactions and costs, you may want to read on; ERP can do more for your company than you think. When used properly, the right ERP system can help to ensure that your business processes are following industry best practices and that decisions are made based on fact to help avoid inventory control issues before they unfold.
So how exactly can an ERP system impact bottom line results?
Enables Accurate Inventory Control
ERP systems help to keep manufacturing inventory under control, making production operations more efficient and ultimately improving balance sheets. Through alerts on anomalies, such as shortages and negative on-hand balances, more accurate inventory control can enable production and distribution of products as planned, without running into unexpected delays often caused by missing material.
Supports Fact-Based Decisions
Most manufacturing facilities fall subject to spur-of-the-moment events that require split-second decisions. ERP systems provide rapid access to accurate and up-to-date information so that these decisions can be made based on factual data and analyses, not guesswork, making sure the first response is the right one.
Provides Early Warning Alerts
Re-occurring problems, such as late customer deliveries or excessive scrap, can quickly become detrimental to company success. When a situation arises that may cause delivery or inventory issues, ERP provides early-warning alerts so that necessary actions can be taken to alleviate the problem.
Eliminates Tied-Up Resources
Manual systems using paper files or spreadsheets can lead to duplicate and/or discrepant information within departments, requiring additional maintenance, time and resources. An ERP system can free up resources and streamline processes, allowing more time for customer service and manufacturing throughput.
To learn more about the ways ERP can help put your company on the path to success and increased profits, download the eBook, The Bottom Line: How ERP Will Save You Time & Money.