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Generate greater profits for your manufacturing business

Our guide will help you overcome four of the most common manufacturing challenges you'll be facing this year.

Move beyond ERP. Gain greater insight into the quality of your manufacturing.

In a rapidly changing environment, how can you grow your manufacturing business, control costs and increase profitability?

In the past, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software was very effective. Today,  Sage X3 software helps you control business operations, ensure consistent quality and take advantage of new sales opportunities.

Transform your company by moving beyond ERP

Modern manufacturing software will help your business attract new customers, increase profits and stay a step ahead of the competition.

Satisfy more customers

Respond more quickly to shifting customer demands and improve on managing fluctuations in purchasing, production and shipping. Accelerate responses to inquiries and requests with accurate product costing and pricing.

Guarantee consistent quality

Minimize the risk and scope of a recall by ensuring the consistent quality of your products while maintaining the flexibility to act on any opportunity. Always meet or exceed the high standards of your customers, and adapt to compliance requirements.

Keep costs under control

Gain control over work order details and a greater insight into your production costs, allowing you to see where to cut costs and save money faster.

Confronting manufacturing inefficiencies

Today, common manufacturing challenges are a result of growing complexities throughout the supply chain. Discover our fast and flexible solutions, designed to meet the unique needs of your industry:

Food and beverage

Minimize waste to reduce costs and risk, while accelerating compliance.

Chemicals

Radically simplify your operations to get the most out of valuable resources.

Process manufacturing

Manage your entire process manufacturing operation faster and more effectively.

Discrete manufacturing challenges

Specific manufacturers face a variety of business challenges in their daily operations, ranging from inventory management to production scheduling to regulatory requirements. We can help you handle inventory better, manage production costs, analyze product line profitability and simplify operations.

Fabricated metal products

It can be overwhelming to meet the challenges of a highly competitive market dominated by fluctuating metal, energy costs and global competition, while also producing high-quality metal products to exact specifications. Now, you can manage resources, production schedules and customer orders while incorporating them into your financial systems.

Industrial machinery and equipment

The machinery and equipment manufacturing industry is vital to the U.S. economy. Thousands of foreign and domestic companies are competing, so profitability is essential. Sage X3 software will help you save money on inventory control and derive more value from your employees and assets.

Instruments and related products

With technology-intensive products and shorter product life cycles, it's critical that capital investment return revenue be injected into the business quickly. If you're looking to cut costs and improve cash flow, you'll need access to detailed information about every aspect of your business processes. Now, you can make timely decisions based on complete and accurate data.

Surpass customers' expectations and increase profits

Overcome your warehousing woes with our intelligent, intuitive wholesale distribution solutions.

Sage 300cloud

If you want to manage your finances, operations, or inventory around the world, our solution delivers at a fraction of the cost of traditional ERP software.

  • Simplify inventory management, track and ship orders on time, from multiple locations.
  • Process and track domestic and international orders that customers and your teams can place and monitor 24 hours a day.
  • Maintain an unlimited number of currencies and exchange rates, get daily updates, and automate gains or losses from fluctuations.
  • Automate your finances

Sage X3

Sage X3 provides faster, more intuitive tailored business management solutions than conventional ERP. It's for organizations looking to thrive and retain their competitive advantage by increasing their agility and quickly embracing change.

  • Tailor behaviour, user experiences and automate business processes and operations easily.
  • Get world class cloud capabilities offering customers unrivalled choice.
  • Drive continuous improvement, reduce costs and improve customer experience.
  • Improve production efficiency and quality control
  • Accelerate your entire supply chain from purchasing to delivery

Protecting your business against catastrophic recalls

Recent legislation in many parts of the world has given government agencies greater power to intervene in manufacturers’ operations and more easily demand product recalls and withdrawals.

Moreover, consumers are becoming ever more demanding of manufacturers, ready to react as soon as their expectations are not satisfied and able to raise their concerns instantly, and very publicly, through modern communication technology. As a result of these factors, product recalls around the world are becoming more and more frequent, and manufacturers are facing major disruption, damage to reputation and overall financial liability.

Putting an end to poor decision making

Gaining detailed insight into your business can be challenging in the best of times, and manufacturers who lack complete, accurate and up-to-the-minute data face significant challenges to making timely decisions. Which product is the most profitable? Which supplier experiences the longest delays? How much cash is tied up in inventory surplus, and how much could you invest in growing your business? Without the answers to these questions, many businesses end up making poor strategic decisions and costly mistakes.

Taking control of your entire supply chain, no matter how complex

Managing supply chains is a constant challenge for manufacturers. In addition to staying on top of key factors, i.e. costs, demand forecasting, production downtime and inventory surplus, supply chain partnerships are continually changing. What happens if your supplier’s shipment has been delayed? What if supply costs increase without warning or quality changes? Without a fast, accurate method to track progress or communicate, you may be unable to avoid production downtime or plan an alternate manufacturing schedule without hurting your business.

Move beyond ERP

Find new ways to manufacture innovative products more quickly, improve your business processes and reduce costs.

"Lesters has a great history, but our future depends on innovative tools like Sage X3 to drive future growth."

Henry Mizrahi, President
Lester Foods

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