The key to increasing a business’ productivity is improving efficiency. And in turn, the key to improving efficiency is better workflow visibility. If digitisation was a puzzle, then improved workflow visibility would be the first and most important piece. Technology and software that deliver a better understanding of workflow visibility put businesses in a much stronger position to move closer towards digitisation and Industry 4.0. And this is where ERP comes in.
An independent engineering company, which is one of the UK’s largest stockholders of quality engineering and advanced thermoplastics, has chosen K3 Syspro’s ERP system to help the business move forward.
Take a look around and the chances are you they may range from their teens through to their late sixties. And that’s great – there’s a lot to be said for having age diversity in the workplace. But have you ever considered how an employee’s age influences both the way they work and their ability to manage the rapid technological advances the UK’s manufacturing sector is witnessing?
An Accrington based company, BMP have invested in SYSPRO ERP to deal with their diverse product ranges and allow for future growth. BMP Europe is a subsidiary of the Andrew Group and a Global Company specialising in the manufacture and conversion of Technical Non-Woven Textiles, Engineered Polyurethane Elastomers, Mechanical Components.
The aim is to build stronger, more transparent relationships between K3 and its resellers, referrers and those whose products are fully adopted. The main partner portal will also provide news as well as reviews on products and give partners the opportunity to discuss training on new software like document management systems.
Replacing manual processes with automation where possible is about making best use of staff time. K3 Syspro’s manufacturing software allows manufacturers the facility not just to be able to plan, execute and control production, but also integrate those operations into other business processes. This provides valuable knowledge to staff members who are customer facing and also gives more predictable timelines.
Looking first at in-house manufacturing, for a company embracing Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory models, questions like “Is there an effective robotic solution for our sub-assembly operation?” should be considered alongside “how best can we integrate automation control in an ERP system?”
One of the first questions your customers are most likely to ask themselves when buying a new ERP system is “Is this good value?” Keeping costs down is critical to business, but with the advent of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, the more important question perhaps is, at what price?
For many of today’s established companies the path to success and the evolution of business management technology are closely interwoven. The advancement and diversification of ERP software has enabled businesses to integrate new technologies into their supply chain processes to drive forward their performance. The evolution of ERP is arguably a story akin to Hollywood. A story of success and failure, of escape and data capture. Of new systems versus old systems. A story of revolution.