On-time delivery doesn’t happen on it’s own; rather, it’s the result of considerable planning, production, and accounting in the manufacturing process. As well, improved service levels means more repetitive business coming from continuously satisfied customers. In other words, predictability and repeatability allow manufacturers to more accurately forecast the economic, material, manpower, and production yields that make a company grow strong and regarded well by others in the supply-chain and the marketplace.
Planning, production, and accounting in the manufacturing process are intentional, and their validity and repeatability are paramount for prosperous growth. To the degree that these variables can be controlled, a robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) software system should be well-suited to managing such material and production variability as well accounting for raw materials and finished goods in the manufacturing process. ERP is the application in discrete manufacturing that helps make production jobs highly predictable and repeatable.
The primary reason for this is that discrete manufacturing, especially in sub-assembly and continuous assembly production, often has a (more…)