If you are running your processes manually or through disconnected systems, you will struggle to track your inventory, which results in inventory losses, component shortages, or meeting customer expectations with delivery.
If you don’t have a manufacturing ERP system in place, you might struggle to maintain compliance standards such as ISO or industry-specific. You will also work in maintaining the quality standards required by your customers and regulatory bodies.
Without the devices installed on the shop floor, you will find it challenging to report labor hours accurately, manage schedules for your jobs, and gather accurate data to help with your planning.
If you don’t have a manufacturing ERP system in place, it’s hard to plan how much inventory you need to purchase to ensure production and how much stock you need to produce to avoid stock-outs.
The disconnected and on-prem systems are likely to have lagged in receiving critical business information in the form of reports, and you need the help of your IT to get essential data.
Without a manufacturing ERP system, you will find it challenging to get insight into accurate and detailed job costing, which leads to inaccurate pricing, lower profit margins, and incorrect tracking of costs.
Without a manufacturing ERP system, your warehouses are likely to be inefficient as it’s harder to implement efficient processes such as batch or ware picking. Without barcode readers, your manual methods will be highly slow and inefficient.
If your processes are currently manual or use siloed systems, you will be spending a significant amount of time resolving discrepancies. You will plan based on inaccurate data, and the information can’t be real-time.
Without a manufacturing ERP system, you will have challenges meeting schedules for your orders, estimating your production capacity, and optimizing production runs for optimum efficiency.
Without a global manufacturing ERP system that supports a multi-entity organization’s operations, your disconnected sites might prevent you from getting a centralized view of your customers, vendors, and inventory.