Ten ways to add value to your Discrete Manufacturing Business with SAP Business One Demo

Discrete manufacturing success is all about leveraging data to maintain quality and efficiency. Therefore discrete manufacturers are always on the lookout for tools and systems that can provide tangible benefits that can be seen and experienced on the production floor.

This is where more and more manufacturing leaders are turning to an ERP system like SAP Business One to improve their production and realize benefits that far extend their production floors. SAP Business One ERP is a type of management solution that helps automate business functions by using a system of integrated applications to connect every department in your company. It is broad enough to support all of the planning, scheduling and production control activities of a discrete manufacturer, yet flexible enough to adapt to different manufacturing modes, including make-to-order, configure-to-order, assemble-to-order, make-to-stock and mixed-mode environments. Plus, information dynamically updates as transactions occur for smarter, faster decision making across the board.

Check out the top 10 benefits SAP Business One brings to discrete manufacturing business, and you’ll see why you should choose SAP B1 to remain competitive in today’s market.

1. Better Production Scheduling using Job Card & Job Sheets

Production lines are bound to hit some roadblocks when manufacturers continue to rely on manual systems for planning and scheduling. Sophisticated production scheduling must be built on real-time data and robust analytics, which can only be generated through advanced software. SAP B1 compiles all your data into a central hub, giving you critical insight to provide nuanced control and help you schedule the pace of operations for different orders and lots to avoid bottlenecks. This can be done with the help of tools like job sheets and job cards and routing and route cards. It can also adjust schedules to perform maintenance without delaying production lines. All of this ultimately translates into cost efficiency.

2. Robust BOM Management

The key feature in discrete manufacturing is that the manufactured goods can be broken down into various parts—parts that are managed through the Bill of Materials (BOM). This is why it is essential for discrete manufacturers to implement an ERP system that can handle complex, multilevel BOMs. With B1, a manager can easily enter the BOM for a product and order materials from suppliers. Our add-on also consists of BOM creation in SAP Business One from any CAD tool like Autocad, ProE or Solidworks for seamless integration with design processes.

3. Business Intelligence

In addition to improving customer communication, SAP B1 makes it possible for different departments to communicate easily and empowers your operations to run faster and with fewer errors, reducing costs for your business. With Business One, all your data is in one central location rather than spread across multiple databases — keeping everyone integrated into all aspects of the business. Because Business One allows employees to see data in real-time, they can stay updated on the status of inventory levels and order fulfillment. Easy access to data makes for quicker, more efficient deliveries, inventory ordering, accounting, and more. All departments can react to changes in data instantly, minimizing the risk of error and miscommunication.

4. Drive Competitiveness

When you’re spending less time entering data and responding to issues caused by human error, you can focus more on what counts — delivering high-quality products and ensuring customer satisfaction — and that gives you a competitive edge in the industry. Businesses using SAP B1 find it easy to scale up and compete as their processes are streamlined and costs are under control. With all of its far-reaching benefits and the ability to create efficiency across all departments, discrete manufacturers realize the value of an integrated ERP solution like SAP Business One

5. Multi Language and Multi Currency Support

SAP Business One is also customizable for companies that are dedicated to the export and import markets thanks to its multicurrency management and its availability in 27 languages and in over 80 countries.

6. Access on the go

SAP Business One Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android will allow you to run your business from any location, at any point in time, giving you complete visibility of your key business information. It will help you organize your tasks and activities and even create your to-do list, allowing viewing their details, editing them and syncing them with your phone’s calendar.

7. Add-on for discrete manufacturing industry

This add-on uses Job Card & Job Sheet for “Make To Order” scenarios for Sales Order specific Manufacturing and can generate bar code labels with customer specific information. Bar codes for item number, quantity, batch / serial numbers and weight can be generated for assemblies and sub-assemblies.

8. Quality management add-on

This implements an integrated solution to map quality processes in manufacturing industries. Placing great emphasis on quality assurance, it addresses multiple issues pertaining to quality checks, quantitative & qualitative parameters for individual items, and multiple sample size, quality control for batches and serial numbers.

9. Option of Cloud Based Solution

SAP B1 is also available on HANA platform with ‘SAP Analytic Cloud’ solution which increases accessibility of your most critical business functions and which along with Analytics and Machine Learning technologies in SAP Business One, give you the tools to run a successful business.

10. Increased Customer Satisfaction

Streamlining data isn’t just a benefit to production. With the integrated CRM functions, Business One provides a comprehensive view of your customer information. You can quickly determine order status and product availability and for each project, a progress report and financial balance sheet. The CRM function can also manage the after-sales support service with monitoring of equipment delivered to each customer and analysis of all activities. Sales and service representatives can quickly pull up data when speaking with a customer, allowing them to fulfill requests in a timely manner.


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