Even with advancement of ERP systems, not all of them are specially created from a manufacturing core, more so those residing in the cloud. The main problem with such cloud ERP systems is the limitation in functionality.
The truth is, typical cloud ERP systems cannot work efficiently in manufacturing, and it is for this reason that manufacturers need to invest in manufacturing specific ERP as opposed to conventional cloud ERP solutions. Below are significant differences between standard cloud ERP systems and manufacturing cloud ERP.
Presence of Material Requirements Planning system
Material requirements planning system is the most important feature of manufacturing cloud ERP. The software is responsible for many tasks including reviewing inventories, planning supplies, and generating work orders for manufactured items. Typical ERP systems lacks this functionality.
Presence of shop floor control
Shop floor control encompasses all the processes that sum up manufacturing, including operations, extracting, booking and recording. The main functionality of shop floor control is controlling the various work orders on the shop floor. Again, shop floor control is only found in manufacturing cloud ERP and not typical cloud ERP.
Scheduling and capacity planning
Scheduling module develops a schedule for all firmed work orders regarding dates and official time deadlines. The capacity planning module allows the manufacturer to see the capacity available on a daily basis. These two modules ensure consistency and improved scheduling hence increased manufacturing efficiency.
Lot serial control
The last important feature characteristic of manufacturing cloud ERP is the lot serial control function. For any production company, it is a requirement by law to maintain accurate records of unique serial numbers of products sold. Call us now for more information.