Manufacturing ERP Systems

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) designed specifically for manufacturing operations can include supply chain management and finance, manufacturing resource planning (MRP), human resources, and operations management.
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With the globalisation of supply chains and increasing customer demand for innovation and low cost, manufacturers today need easy-to-use, flexible solutions to more effectively manage their business.

Sysco addresses these needs with powerful, flexible, integrated-by-design process and discrete manufacturing ERP systems for their clients across Ireland and UK.

“It was a long process because it was our biggest ever IT project. We eventually went with Dynamics AX because it seemed the most economical and we liked its flexibility; we could bend it to fit our own needs. Other systems were more rigid”

Neil Copeland – IT Manager – Avondale Foods

Process or Discreet?

Process Manufacturing

  • Define multiple inventory dimensions: dual units of measure, catch-weight calculations, packaging codes, variations to the main item, and lots.
  • Manage multilevel formulas or recipes, co-products and by-products, electronic signatures, and packaging options.
  • Let customers request multiple quality specifications per product while combining similar products in production to improve machine utilization.
  • Analyze and monitor production costs and requirements for each sales order component using graphical representations of multilevel formulas and recipes.
  • Reduce inventory costs and eliminate waste by pulling inventory in optimal sequence using “best-before” management and first expired/first out (FEFO) or first in/first out (FIFO) picking guidance.
  • Facilitate regulatory compliance with agencies such as the FSA.

Discreet Manufacturing

  • Execute multiple production strategies, including configure-to-order, assemble-to-order, make-to-stock, and make-to-order. Use both push and pull production control mechanisms.
  • Optimize production and materials planning, forecasting, and scheduling. Simultaneously schedule materials and capacity. Calculate available-to-promise (ATP) and capable-to-promise (CTP) deliveries.
  • Create, schedule, view, track, split, roll back, or categorize production orders.
  • Understand WIP and actual cost through production tracking and reporting. Track detailed resource and throughput costs, including work center costs. Report production variances to standard costs.
  • Manage routing: Plan simple, sequential, and complex networks; use simultaneous routes in the same network. Use rough-cut capacity and detailed scheduling capabilities. Organize the shop floor into logical production units at individual sites.
  • Quickly schedule/reschedule jobs and simulate alternatives by dragging Gantt chart items. Resolve scheduling overloads by reassigning operations to alternate work centers. Optimize scheduling across the organization with a unified resource model and scheduling engine.
“As a customer you want answers to your enquiries immediately. Our Customer Services team required an information system that was systematically driven, easily accessible, quickly processed and simple to use”

Alistair Speer – Operations Director, Decora