Modern quality control and valuable insight into discrete manufacturing
Quality has always been crucial in discrete manufacturing as it delivers a direct impact on profitability and the bottom line. Now with the advance of Industry 4.0 and IoT, manufacturers have an opportunity to take quality management to a whole new level.
According to Aberdeen Group in 2014, two thirds of discrete manufacturers identify consumer satisfaction as their top pressure to improve their quality management. This still stands today.
Quality Management is something that should not be looked at in isolation. Supported with improvements in visibility and traceability as top priorities, Quality Management enables manufacturers to:
To find out more information on how discrete manufacturing can help you deliver quality management paired with automation, download the guides by clicking on the links:
A guide to quality control management
Explore the latest technologies that are changing quality management and how manufacturers can benefit. Learn how automation and analytics can transform daily quality management processes and help develop and maintain high standards throughout.
Visibility and traceability in the Digital Age
Explore how the latest technologies such as IoT and the Cloud are taking best practice to a whole new level and providing you with valuable insight for discrete manufacturers.
SAGE X3 MANUFACTURING
SAGE X3 DISTRIBUTION
A better way to manage your entire business, at a lower cost and on a global scale.
Sage X3 is changing how businesses compete and grow, by delivering faster, simpler and flexible financial, supply chain and production management, at a fraction of the cost and complexity of typical ERP systems.
DRIVE GROWTH FOR YOUR ENTIRE DISTRIBUTION OR MANUFACTURING BUSINESS WITH AN INTEGRATED ERP
While additional modules can provide more extensive functionality as required, features like basic inventory management, manufacturing management, purchasing, global management and multi-legislation are already included in Sage X3, whereas typical cloud offerings often offer no basic functionality for these features unless businesses are prepared to pay extra for additional modules. Since many businesses are working with a restricted budget, this can pose issues with the functionality that they have access to and may cause them to develop work arounds with outside solutions that aren’t integrated.
Having all of the software you need integrated into one solution is important because it gives your business the whole picture without having to cross reference data from multiple sources. While small inaccuracies in data or somewhat inefficient processes might seem insignificant in other industries, in manufacturing and distribution they can cause massive disruptions. Having one unified solution improves productivity among employees because they can work more efficiently, and also decreases the chances of data errors such as duplicate or missing entries.
INTEGRATION WITH COMPLEMENTARY SOLUTIONS
Manufacturing and distribution industries are so specific that sometimes organisations require complementary solutions to expand their functionality, even if their ERP has a wide range of features. Sage has built all of their complementary solutions to be compatible with both on-premise and cloud deployments.
ACCESS TO REAL-TIME DATA AND INVENTORY ANYTIME, EVERYWHERE
Cloud opens the door to mobile access of your ERP, so you can access your ERP anywhere, anytime and from any device with an internet connection. Whether it’s a desktop computer at the office, a tablet in your warehouse or your mobile phone while you’re visiting a client, real-time data is always at your fingertips.
In manufacturing and distribution, access to accurate data is essential for daily functioning and Sage X3 allows for quicker and more efficient product management. Instead of being chained to your computer, you can take your ERP with you as you navigate your warehouse, tracing materials via lot, sub-lot and serial number, double checking inventory, or even managing your Bill of Material (MOM) with the products directly in front of you.
DRIVE GROWTH WITH MINIMAL OVERHEAD COSTS
One of the biggest hurdles manufacturers and distributors face is having system requirements that surpass their budget and resources available. Deploying Sage X3 in the cloud allows businesses to experience the enterprise management tool’s full functionality with minimal overhead costs. You don’t have the hardware costs involved with hosting your solution on site (i.e. servers) and you don’t require extensive IT staff to help manage your solution.
Sage X3 frees up more resources that organisations would have otherwise had to dedicate to managing their ERP which can lead to additional benefits, since 70% of SMEs report reinvesting money saved back into their business as a result of moving to the cloud.
If you would like to find out more about implementing Sage X3 in your distribution or manufacturing business please get in touch with one of our expert consultants today.