Having manual manufacturing processes isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially if these processes are working and your company is profitable. The problem is that as activity increases, manufacturing capacity approaches the upper bound of the manual processes. In other words, no incremental manufacturing capacity can be added once the upper bound of the manual manufacturing processes has been reached. In addition, there could be distinct decreases in manufacturing efficiency and product quality. If allowed to continue, customer service and customer satisfaction will decline to result in lost sales. 
 
When a company outgrows its ability to manage manufacturing operations with paper processes and spreadsheets, an ERP system can help manage these processes at scale. Before attempting to implement such a system, business processes must be reviewed and documented. In situations where they can be streamlined, business processes should be re-engineered before being mapped to the system’s functionality. Manufacturing functionality in modern ERP applications may include: materials planning, inventory management, production control, labor tracking, product costing, advanced warehouse management, and more. 
 
If you are frustrated with your company’s manual manufacturing processes and are considering the implementation of an ERP system, please call us at (310) 539-4645 or visit https://ssgnet.com