5 TECHNIUES TO HANDE ERP

Posted by: Banugopan on  4th December 2017


5 TECHNIUES TO HANDE ERP

As the market evolves, manufactures are required to constantly adjust and reevaluate their methods in order to improve efficiency, increase productivity, and provide value to the customers. Lean manufacturing is one of the most successful production practices, and with an ERP system in place, you can successfully lean your manufacturing supply chain.
Lean Manufacturing maximize customer value while minimizing those activities that reduce value (waste)
Lean manufacturing focuses on accommodating improvements in all aspects of the supply chain, including:
  • Cost
  • Service
  • Delivery
  • Quality of product

LEAN MANUFACTURING WITH ERP

1. RESOLVE THE CONFLICT BETWEEN EFFICIENT MANUFACTURING AND SALES.

  • Manufacturing tends to increase batch size for greater efficiency and to minimize cost per produced unit
  • The sales department success determines revenue and commissions
If manufacturing is not tied to the sales demands, you may have trouble meeting the fluctuating needs of your customers. For example, demand for a product may increase, but the item may be out of stock until the batch production schedule catches up. Manufacturing in bulk can also lead to wasted resources for those finished products not requested by customers
 
           To resolve this conflict
  • Decrease batch sizes
  • Look into metrics that focus on customer service levels and inventory turns
  • Tie manufacturing schedules with sales projections

2. EXTEND PARTS OF YOUR LEAN PROGRAM TO SUPPLIERS

  • Encourage suppliers to adopt lean processes to improve cost, availability of materials, and product quality.
  • Create a portal that informs your suppliers of production plans.
  • Set up a training program to help suppliers implement lean processes

3. RUN MULTIPLE PARALLEL MRP PROCESSES

  • Few manufactures have a flat demand. Most follow the pareto principle: about 20% of what you manufacture will account for 80% of your financial rewards.
  • Running a make-to-stock (MTS) system in conjunction with a make to order (MTO) system allows you to identify demand patterns and avoid large stockpiles

4. MASTER DEMAND FORECASTING

  • By increasing the accuracy of your demand forecast, you can improve customer service and reduce your inventory
  • Instead of assigning demand forecasting to any specific department, appoint an independent party to take a more holistic view.

5. USE RELIABLE SOFTWARE

  • Make sure you enterprise technology has the functionality to handle a lean manufacturing supply chain. Your ERP application should:
  • Support multiple modes of manufacturing including MTO, MTS configure to order, and engineer to order
  • Provide for multisite operation
  • Offer master data management
  • Have tools to adjust to a pull based supply chain system
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