Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) on the plant floor is as critical to the viability of the enterprise as any component in the execution of manufacturing.
High-performing manufacturers have found that full integration of real-time operational data collected from the plant floor to the top floor is key to reducing costs, streamlining operations and improving customer satisfaction.
Integrated ERP on the plant floor brings manufacturers improved quality, increased production throughout, less scrap, and many more benefits.
YGL BeyondERP system has the power to transform every aspect of a business into a well-oiled machine. There are a few considerations that manufacturers must explore before they foray into the world of ERP systems.
Primary Drivers for ERP on the Plant Floor
Companies apply the same lean quality improvements to data, a highly valued product, as they apply to the rest of the products they manufacture. This includes the highest levels of data quality, accuracy, delivery and storage. Incorrect, untimely, or unavailable data about your plant floor can be more dangerous than no data at all. Real-time data helps expose plant floor deficiencies and anomalies of OEE, quality and traceability.
Allowing an ERP system to effectively automate a process not only results in a nearly perfect production process, it also frees an operator to focus on other, value-added activities. When additional data is captured, the plant floor is integrated with the top floor for a real-time snapshot of traceability and machine output.
Any person working on the plant floor can leverage the ERP system to set up and run his/her machine. This knowledge empowers management and helps drive informed decision-making to fix deficiencies in manufacturing processes.