Sage ERP X3 in a Discrete Manufacturing environment
Companies in discrete manufacturing industries commonly produce low volume units with very high complexity or high volumes of units with a low manufacturing complexity. Companies producing high complexity items but at a low volume, require exceptionally flexible manufacturing systems that facilitates the improvement of quality and time-to-market speed whilst cutting down the operational and manufacturing costs.
In a high volume with low complexity environment, there are high premiums on the accurate management of inventory and on the reduction of materials costs and waste.
Sage ERP X3 for Discrete Manufacturing provides the advanced functionality you need to remain competitive in the face of difficult industry challenges:
• Innovation and Reduce the time to market
From Research & Development, through to Production, Sage ERP X3 for Discrete Manufacturing helps to reduce the time to market with PLM integration (Product Life Cycle Management) you can integrate BOMs from CAD and manage their life cycles. For each new project, you can define and track the tasks, monitoring time and managing costs. Sage ERP X3 for Discrete Manufacturing helps you improve the new product development process through better collaboration between R&D and production departments.
• Increase production efficiency and reduce costs:
The flexibility and support for a lean manufacturing approach in Sage ERP X3 for Discrete Manufacturing allows you to employ various modes of manufacture (Make to stock, Make to Order. Engineer to Order and mixed mode) and track manufacturing with MES (Manufacturing Execution System) processing. Sage ERP X3 for Discrete Manufacturing provides real-time control and visibility of production schedules, capacity, shop floor activities and an overview of cost control.
• Enhance customer service:
With the integrated CRM functions, Sage ERP X3 for Discrete Manufacturing provides a comprehensive view of your customer information. You can quickly determine order status and product availability and for each project, a progress report and financial balance sheet. The CRM function can also manage the after-sales support service with monitoring of equipment delivered to each customer and analysis of all activities.
• Improve internal and external collaboration:
Designed for the web, Sage ERP X3 for Discrete Manufacturing provides a collaborative l Web 2.0 Portal environment that optimizes information sharing. Each user has a custom workspace (indicators, documents, web access and RSS). A graphical process view and workflow system helps users adopt best practice