For small and mid-sized manufacturers, questions regarding capacity, workload and availability of materials arise frequently: Can we produce a product for a client by the date they request? Do we have the necessary resources (materials, machine capacity and manpower) available? How far into the future are we booked? Which work is backlogged or needs to be completed this week?
Answers to these and other business-critical questions need to be readily available in order to ensure that operations in the company run efficiently. This makes flexibility key – not just as a catch phrase but a necessary reality.
Companies that want to succeed require a fully integrated, flexible, end-to-end manufacturing solution that is highly responsive and guarantees access to all of the latest and most important information and operational as well as key performance statistics. It needs to provide total cost transparency – at any time and at any stage of production – and allow you to compare differing production process variations as well as the resulting profits, from bid or quote stage.
PPS One production planning and control is a best-of-class manufacturing solution developed in partnership with SAP, specifically for instances where the production capability of the SAP Business One Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and business management solution needs to be extended. Typically this is in the make-to-order market or in advanced batch, assembly, jobbing or mixed mode, where capacity planning, scheduling and utilization of shop floor resources are paramount, and where labour and machine costs are major cost drivers. SAP Business One with the PPS One solution extension is a cost-effective, compact enterprise solution for small and midsized manufacturing companies with anywhere from 5 to 500 employees. It is highly integrated, easy to operate and quick to implement.
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- Single-unit and small-batch manufacturing
- Make-to-order manufacturing
- Mixed-mode manufacturing
- Assembly operations
- Job-shop production
- Variant part manufacturing
- Batch manufacturing
- Lower procurement costs
- Decreased inventory and inventory carrying cost
- Increases in productivity and throughput
- Reduced lead-time and better customer service
- Improved efficiency and profitability
- Better, quicker decision making and optimal planning
- Increased manufacturing flexibility