How to improve efficiency and control in manufacturing

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Manufacturing companies face many challenges. Manufacturing processes can be long and time-consuming, with lots of elements and resources required to produce a finished product.

As marketplaces continue to adapt, with customer demands for low costs and innovation increasing, products often have a short lifespan. Manufacturers must adapt product offerings and processes to suit ever-changing markets.

Streamline workflows

Alongside these challenges, there is an increasing priority to grow and expand into new markets and geographies. Often, companies are unable to find external funding for expansion therefore there is a need to find capital for funding from within. Streamlining workflows across the business can produce the necessary capital to re-invest into business growth.

Traditionally, this would present a struggle for manufacturing businesses. In the past, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has offered some solutions but it can be time-consuming to implement and costly to customise to your company’s needs.

Modern ERP systems, known as business management software, are the next generation of software, which allows you to get up and running quickly, implement a system which matches your business processes and can be accessed on the move. This helps you to take back control of the whole of the manufacturing process – from warehouse to sales – ensuring quality and efficiency across all processes.

 

Take back control of your business processes

Whichever stage your business is at – in the process of growing, or ready to refine processes further – it’s time to take back control.

 

Our guide to discrete manufacturing will help you to take back control of your business:

  • Why is taking back control so important?
  • What can you control?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Customer insights
  • Best practices
  • How Sage ERP can help

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