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Re-defining Manufacturing Processes Digitally with Fox ERP

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FoxERP
Dec 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. It led to digitization, which initially came as a need and has become necessary.

Organizations leverage digital transformation, using automated processes for their business operations. Corporates across the globe have supported the "remote work" model, which has digitized businesses in more than one way.

The trend for "work from home" has surged, and the digital organization scenario has taken over the traditional office goers.
While organizations tend to support the "work from the model" as a significant cost-cutting measure, it has also made the businesses go bonkers about the added benefits they reap.
As far as the manufacturing industry is concerned, the business processes are majorly people-driven, the workforce tends to be extensive, conducting most of the work manually.

According to recent research, the manufacturing industry uses as many as 27% more workforces than other sectors.
Dealing with heavy machinery, looking after the batch processes, and enabling the conveyor-driven functions are still performed manually in significant sub-sectors of the manufacturing industry. With ERP, many manufacturing business processes get streamlined and automated, with less usage of the workforce and more dependence on the streamlined procedures.

However, organizations in the manufacturing sector still consider shying away from investing in ERP solutions, owing to lesser confidence in ERP's efficiency. But, many organizations have started moving towards digitized business practices and leveraging on the benefits that come with digitized business processes.
According to recent research, 37% of respondents reported moving to digitized business practice. ERP offers digitized solutions that enhance overall performance, cut costs, and improve scalability.

Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution as they call it, has a significant impact on the manufacturing industry and has affected almost all the segments of the manufacturing value chain such as logistics, procurement, supply chain, and the digital technologies in place.
In the manufacturing industry, ERP observed a disruptive change owing to emerging technologies such as AI, IoT, Cloud, and Cyber security, among others.
Innovation of smart products, cloud-based ERP's, and deeper integration of the supply chain results in increased competitiveness in the ERP markets.

ERP Solutions in the Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 presents opportunities and challenges in the manufacturing domain too.

1. IoT in Production and Logistics

The representation of IoT in Industry 4.0 in manufacturing sectors refers to physical objects such as machines, tools, and equipment in the digital world.
ERP streamlines the work processes of these physical objects by maintaining virtual records of their performance, such as managing orders, maintaining equipment records, keeping stocks to avoid stockouts, among others.

2. Cyber ERP Integrations

Cloud-based ERP's tend to bring better results as compared to traditional non-cloud-based ERPs. ERP’s, these days, are leveraging on the technical integration of systems in production and logistics.

Based on the IoT, the machines and equipment get embedded with the sensors that record and monitor the movement, production processes, and logistics activities, which gets streamlined using ERP software in a cloud-based platform.

3. ERP Integrations

ERP Integrations make the business processes smoother. ERP in the manufacturing industry minimizes labor expenses, enhances precision, and lowers error rates. Proper integration of ERP with the business processes tracks inventories accurately and integrates them efficiently with production planning. ERP Integrations eliminate excess inventory and warehousing costs. And cuts costs, thereby helping the manufacturing organizations achieve their desired goals.

"Fox ERP for Manufacturing" offers unparalleled advantages over any conventional ERP with its simple and elegant UI, allowing users to achieve maximum output with minimal clicks. It simplifies the production cycle, helps track material consumption, exhibits capacity planning, and handles subcontracting over the entire manufacturing value chain. From managing multi-bill of materials to creating automated dashboards, "Fox ERP for Manufacturing" streamlines the entire manufacturing process digitally.

Furthermore, its automated "material resource planning" and "shop floor management" calculate the tools and components required automatically and optimize workstations based on the resources available for open production orders, respectively.

Conclusion

ERP in the manufacturing industry provides a massive improvement in the work processes by improving the manufacturing activities. More and more manufacturing organizations adapting to ERP and cloud-based ERP for streamlining the business activities will only make the organizations achieve huge profits and scalability in the businesses.

"Fox ERP for Manufacturing" makes the job of the manufacturing business leaders, providing them with its robust, comprehensive, yet effective ERP software.

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