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What is ERP?

what is erp

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning.

Manufacturing even the simplest parts or products is complex.

No matter what you make, whether you are a job shop, machine shop or custom manufacturer, you need a process to deliver a quality part on time every time.

Most manufacturers do the following in their business:

  • Quote and win sales orders or projects
  • Generate work orders or projects
  • Schedule jobs, labor, and machines
  • Order, receive, and track inventory
  • Manage production and quality
  • Ship product
  • Create AR, AP, and GL statements
  • Handle invoices and payments
  • Manage HR, payroll, and other benefits
  • Provide customer service

ERP allows you to do all of the above and more from one software system.

One integrated software system allows you to have your shop data in real time.  

Why do you need ERP?

With so many moving parts, managing the manufacturing process can be difficult, stressful, and prone to mistakes. When the various aspects of your workflow are disorganized, information becomes hard to access and inaccurate. Production on the floor gets slowed down by various roadblocks and making the right decisions quickly becomes difficult. This hurts your business and brings down your profitability.

In order to keep your organization efficient and profitable you need to consolidate all of your manufacturing data into a single system. This system is ERP.

How does ERP work?

ERP is a software system that supports all the critical functions of your manufacturing from engineering and material purchasing to production and shipment in one integrated environment.

ERP software is made up of a variety of applications that are designed to share data with one another to simplify the manufacturing process. It allows all your employees to work with one piece of software to run your business – including inventoryaccounting, customer relationship management (CRM), salesquality control, preventative maintenance, and more.

Integrations with other programs such as nestingEDICAD, machines and tooling further increases the ERP software’s ability to simplify your operations.

 ERP covers quote to cash and everything in between.

What are the benefits of ERP?

Thanks to the efficiency made possible through ERP, you can:

  • Decrease setup costs
  • Shorten cycle times
  • Increase on-time delivery
  • Reduce administrative overhead
  • Lower labor and material costs
  • Boost productivity on the floor
  • Improve customer service
  • More accurately track inventory

Get started with Global Shop Solutions ERP software.

Consolidating your data into one system will save you time and money.

There are hundreds of options for ERP software. There are not, however, hundreds of options for a partner in making your successful with ERP software. Global Shop Solutions can take your manual processes, Excel spreadsheets, stacks of paper and turn your company in a lean, integrated, paperless, and excellent leader in your market.

See for yourself. Contact us today to schedule an online demo of Global Shop Solutions ERP.

Not sure where you need help? Take our Manufacturing Health Test and compare yourself against the best Global Shop Solutions customers.

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