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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, Enterprise Management 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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

Process manufacturing challenges

Today, common manufacturing challenges include ensuring quality when raw materials fluctuate in grade, dealing with recalls and moving toward global harmonization for chemical companies. To overcome these challenges, you need a purpose-built solution with your specific manufacturing industry needs in mind.

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Food and beverage

Are you looking for a complete solution that meets your operational, supply chain and financial needs? Now, you can manage recalls, provide lot traceability, control costs and ensure quality.
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Chemicals

Managing the supply chain and meeting increased federal regulatory requirements, including global harmonization, is enough to keep any business busy. Other challenges include labeling, formula management and optimization, quality and safety. Find out our how Enterprise Management software can help.
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Life sciences

From pharmaceuticals to medical device companies, your business is complicated by regulatory compliance, an increasingly complex marketplace and competitive pressures. Now, you can manage operational needs like compliance, traceability, material grade, recalls and testing, along with your finances and supply chain.

Specific 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.

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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.
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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. Enterprise Management software will help you save money on inventory control and derive more value from your employees and assets.
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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.

Move beyond ERP

Find new ways to manufacture innovative products more quickly, improve your business processes and reduce costs.
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A complete solution for companies that need to scale their operations to automate processes, connect employees, and gain business insight.

  • Simplify your financials
  • Take control of your business
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  • Improve report accuracy and build trust to make better business decisions
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Manage finances, operations, and inventory in multiple languages and currencies, ideal for businesses with operations across several cities or countries. Gives you real-time, mobile access to your data from the cloud for visibility across your entire company.

  • Simplify your financials
  • Manage multiple companies and currencies
  • Eliminate international business complexity
  • Simplify inventory management
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A business management solution tailored to the demanding midsize business 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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The top challenges US manufacturers will face in 2019

Many manufacturers are facing challenges like compliance, lack of oversight and increasingly complex supply chains. The good news is that with Sage Business Cloud, you can:

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.

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