In today’s world, manufacturing companies depend on technology for inventory management, resource allocation, product design, production scheduling, process optimization, and more. They engage a mix of discrete, process, and lean manufacturing methods that are often manage through distinct systems. This restraint makes it difficult to cost-effectively satisfy customer demands, especially across multiple sites and geographies. The increasing requirements for green manufacturing, the growth of contract manufacturing, and the array of global workforce all heighten shortcomings in many of today’s ERP Solution
Common manufacturing challenges are presently a result of growing complexities throughout the supply chain.
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Managing Change: Change is a given. How you and your systems handle it will make or break a company. In project-based manufacturing, embracing and managing change can not only be the competitive differentiator you need, but lead to exceeding a projects financial goals. You need a flexible system.
Bidding & Quoting: The success of a project-based manufacturer is built around bidding accurately and quickly. Many companies spend significant capital on CRM systems and then turn around and have an extremely manual system for creating quotes that at best approximate. You need a single integrated system to allow for fast, accurate quotes.
Rapid Time To Value: And last but not least, getting the system in and running so you can start getting the value from it as soon as possible. The system has to be built for you industry and mode of manufacturing. It has to be engineering oriented and inventory centric. The system has to be preconfigured as much as possible for project-based operations. Most importantly, it should be a system that can be rapidly understood and easy to use.
Project Visibility: You need instant overall project visibility – a Dashboard. A significant amount of a Project Manager’s time is spent reacting to requests for status on shipping and costs unless there’s a single system in place. The cash flow of the company depends on having an efficient and disciplined process for meeting milestones and tracking cost to earned value. Failure in either of these process can be costly and in smaller companies lead to financial ruin.
Financial Performance Tracking: Being able to convert meeting milestones and costs will lead to higher profits and industry leading cash flow. Your ERP system needs to allow you to manage milestones, cost, and earned value and proper revenue recognition.
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Process manufacturers often speak a different language to traditional discrete manufacturers, referring to recipes rather than Bills of Material, yields, potencies and continuous or semi-continuous processes. It is more than just using a different language – it is often a very different environment. So whether users are in Chemical, Pharmaceutical or Food and Beverage, our Business management solutions comes with an industry specific module for process manufacturers which takes the standard manufacturing, stock, bills of material and routing functions and gives them a process manufacturing slant. However, users of the process manufacturing industry solution are still able to enjoy the same functionality and suite of modules that discrete manufacturers enjoy. Modules such as finance management, human resource management, sales and purchase order processing, shop floor data collection, quality management, customer relationship management, and planning and scheduling are all still available.
Operations are affected by out-of date infrastructure
You must keep tight control
There's increasing pressure to develop & launch new products
It's essential to maintain quality and meet safety standards
Significantly reduce operational costs and waste. while eliminating the potential dangers of cross contamination, with greater insight into your entire supply chain.
Verify the quality, safety and efficacy of your products at all times and be prepared for possible recalls with total visibility of your operations
Respond faster to changing customer and marketplace demands, and improve the management of fluctuations in purchasing production and shipping.
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Find the winning formula with the right business management software for your chemical company
The management of processes, formulae and materials, regulatory control, the complexities of managing bulk materials and integration with production plant and equipment are just some of the key challenges facing the chemical manufacturing and distribution industry today. In addition, many sectors of the industry have to comply with domestic and international regulations for hazardous materials like (Global Harmonization, OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, SARA Title III, ANSI, and so on).
Providian addresses these needs by providing a fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution for the chemical manufacturing industry. Whether you are struggling with complex processes, keeping up with regulation or simply trying to take the business away from spreadsheet proliferation to build a more cohesive organization, Sage has the solution for you.
We combine advanced manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, customer service, and accounting functionality with application features that address the unique and specialized needs of your company, such as:
The right business management solution can transform your business, keeping it easy and flexible to ensure you are in control.
Respond Quicker: Increase the potential for commercial success by responding faster to changing customer and marketplace demands and improve the management of fluctuations in purchasing. production and shipping.
Minimise Risk: Verify the quality, safety and efficacy of your products at all times to limit the potential of risk while maintaining safe working conditions that comply with regulations.
Reduce Costs And Wastage: Significantly reduce operational costs and wastage while you eliminate the potential dangers of cross contamination.