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Consistently drive success

Ensure the reliable quality your customers demand from your manufacturing business while also minimising risk.

Improve efficiency, drive productivity and promote compliance

Achieve 75% faster process cycle time and 57% faster inventory turnover in your process manufacturing business.

It’s impossible to streamline your operations when your ERP, CRM and supply chain processes are siloed.

Old infrastructure, high costs, reduced lead times and a need for improved visibility continue to make the environment a tricky one for process manufacturers. Add into the mix the introduction of environmental and safety standards that require additional management and controls, not to mention pressure to improve customer satisfaction, and suddenly the story looks different.

Your process manufacturing business faces four key challenges

Operations are affected by out-of-date infrastructure

A major concern for many manufacturers. You need software that can help you raise the productivity bar, break new ground and ensure compliance, if you want to stay ahead of the competition.

You must keep tight control over costs

In a global survey on manufacturing competitiveness, Deloitte identified “cost, availability of labour, materials, cost competitiveness of materials, and availability of raw materials” as the third most competitive driver for manufacturers. So it's crucial you understand how much your process manufacturing is spending each week, month or quarter.

There’s increasing pressure to develop and launch new products

In recent years, it’s become normal for many manufacturers in the food and beverage industry to launch new products every year, while pharmaceutical companies are often pushed to accelerate the development of new antibiotics as outbreaks of drug-resistant ‘superbugs’ continue to rise.

This means that manufacturers need to be highly flexible in order to keep pace – those encumbered by rigid processes and inefficient systems will be left behind.

It’s essential to maintain quality and meet safety standards

A crucial requirement for all process manufacturers is the ability to keep up with new environmental and safety standards and successfully achieve compliance with new regulations, such as the UN Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Navigating this maze of global laws and restrictions can be a huge challenge, and failure to comply can be extremely costly in financial terms as well as reputation.

The good news is many process manufacturing businesses are overcoming these types of challenges with the right enterprise solutions.

Own your supply chain and minimise costs with a solution that's right for your industry

From procurement to production, warehousing, e-commerce and sales, to both financial and people management – Sage Business Cloud X3 is a faster, simpler, and more flexible way to manage the entire business at a lower cost, and on a global scale.

Sage Business Cloud Sage X3

Take control of your entire business, from supply chain to sales with Sage Business Cloud X3

  • A single solution for managing your core business processes including inventory, sales, customer service, finance and workflow
  • Collaborate across divisions, countries, multiple sites, languages and legislations
  • Manage financial operations with general ledger, cost accounting and budgeting
  • Control procurement, cash flow and business purchases
  • Get 360 degree view of customers across sales, marketing, customer service and support
  • Ideal for manufacturing, wholesale distribution and service processes businesses
Go to Sage X3

Take control of costs and mitigate risk with a powerful, scalable business management solution

The right business management solution can transform your business – keeping it lean, flexible and ensuring you are in control.

Minimise waste

Significantly reduce operational costs and waste, while eliminating the potential dangers of cross- contamination, with greater insight into your entire supply chain.

Reduce the risk of product recalls

Verify the quality, safety and efficacy of your products at all times and be prepared for possible recalls with total visibility of your operations.

Embrace lean manufacturing principles

Respond faster to changing customer and marketplace demands, and improve the management of fluctuations in purchasing, production and shipping.

Sage X3 offer an integrated system for ERP, accounts, finance, production, and purchasing. It was attractive to have a solution with all the products in one box.

Martin Wallen, managing director

Firwood Paints

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