Manufacturing is one of the highly dynamic and competitive industries. The high level of competition in this industry requires manufacturers to race to meet the increasingly and rapidly changing consumer demands. In order to achieve their objectives, manufacturers must be able to accelerate all the processes and make everything more efficient. One of several actions that can be taken by manufacturers is to utilize an ERP software. The system is basically built to simplify the entire operations, improve efficiency and reduce costs.
As the Ethiopia shifts from the agrarian economy to the industrial and technological era, the manufacturing industry is seeing a tremendous boom. It's growth has been fueled by the increase of consumerism and the emergence of a middle-class with spending power.
Today ERP solutions are helping companies in various industries improve efficiency and help managers deliver on the promise of increased profits. Our clients in the manufacturing industry have seen many benefits from implementing enterprise software:
✔ Automate Work Order Management
Sparta ERP software enables manufacturers to automate work orders which include the date and time of execution, customer name, sales order, sales contract, product quantity, staff who are given responsibility, and others. Each work order has a routing code to make it easier for management to monitor the route. Supervisors can checklist each task based on a work order that has been created and ensure that all the tasks work properly.
✔ Reduce Costs
Our Sparta helps manufacturing organizations to reduce the overall operational cost as manual, time – consuming processes are replaced by automated, streamlined processes with real time business information. Additionally, by increasing worker productivity, the ERP solution minimizes labor expenses, and enhanced precision and lower error rates curtails the losses. Ability to track inventory accurately and integrate it efficiently with production planning eliminates excess inventory and warehousing costs. And lastly, improved organization visibility helps the management make savings wherever possible.
✔ Complete Inventory Control
Inventory management is an important factor for the smoothness of the manufacturing processes. By using Sparta ERP software, manufacturers can monitor their internal and external stock movements more comprehensively. The systems also allow companies to identify the most and less marketable products so that they can manage purchasing and procurement more efficiently as well as bring innovations to market.
✔ Link All the Departments of a Manufacturing Company
Our Sparta ERP system able to integrate all departments of a manufacturing company, such as financial division, human resource, inventory, sales, customer service, and more. This means, the company doesn’t need to manually and separately monitor each department. All the departments can coordinate through one system and managers can get complete data from each of them in real-time.
✔ Maximizing Operating Efficiency
With a widening manufacturing business, companies are realizing that there is more to it than just imputing raw materials and outputting finished goods. Running a factory requires extreme efficiency from tracking workers to building a complex set of bill of materials.
With those huge demands come gaps that explore the quality and efficiency of the products and the company.
One of these gaps can be seen in the linkage between the production and the back offices. For instance, in many examples, Finance is not able to do the proper costing of products due to not being able to receive adequate information on the input materials. Thus, cost of products is determined with reports generated after the manufacturing process is done.
In a case like this, Finance become dependent on information that it should have access to in the first place. Holes like these create delays in reporting, inhibit growth plans and segregate departments.
Bringing everything together
An essential tool in the Sparta ERP is the Manufacturing module: here lies a set of features that provide control for the company as a whole. From Purchasing the materials needed for manufacturing to storing them in the inventory and then sending them for production. The module process every manufacturing order (MO) and establishes the Bill of Materials (BOM), initiating production. Blend that with the inventory management system to take care of all finished goods, and you will see that your production process is streamlined with your back-office operations.