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Use manufacturing process management software to consistently drive success

Drive productivity, promote compliance and ensure the reliable quality your customers demand from your manufacturing business while minimising risk.

Improve efficiency with Sage process manufacturing ERP

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

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

Ageing infrastructure, high costs, reduced lead times and a need for improved visibility continue to make the environment a tricky one for process manufacturers. In recent years, the industry has also been affected by the introduction of environmental and safety standards that require additional management and controls, not to mention the pressure to improve customer satisfaction.

Process manufacturing businesses face four key challenges

Operations affected by out-of-date infrastructure

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

Increasing pressure to develop and launch new products

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

This means that manufacturers need to be lean and highly flexible in order to keep pace - those restrained by rigid processes and inefficient systems could be left behind.

Keeping tight control over costs

In a Global CEO 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 to understand how much your process manufacturing business is spending each week, month, or quarter.

Maintaining quality and meeting safety standards

A key 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 Harmonized 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 and reputational terms. The good news is that process manufacturing businesses can overcome these challenges with the right enterprise management software.

Minimise costs with process manufacturing ERP software

From procurement, production and warehousing, to sales, ecommerce, and financial and people management, Sage Business Cloud X3 is a faster and more flexible way to manage your entire business at a lower cost, on a global scale.

Sage X3

A business management solution tailored to the demanding midsize enterprise user. From procurement to production, warehousing, e- commerce and sales, and financial and people management—gain a faster, simpler, and more flexible way to manage the entire business at a lower cost, on a global scale.

  • Take control of global operations
  • Get the insight you need, when you need it
  • Expand to new markets or geographies
  • Gain agility and focus on your business
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Take control of costs and mitigate risk with a powerful, scalable process manufacturing solution

The right business management solution can transform your business - keeping you lean, flexible, and in control.

Minimise waste

Significantly reduce operational costs and waste, while you eliminate 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."
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The paint manufacturer

Sage X3 offers 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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Extend the power of your Sage solutions, manage your business and make life easier with our powerful connected apps.

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