I was not surprised to see an article this morning from the TEC or Technology Evaluation Center titled
Most manufacturer prospects we work with do not have good financials since manufacturing drives a good portion of financials and is often in disparate systems or in chaos . Think about it, you have information coming from many sub-modules and accounts and probably need a good chart of accounts (COA). If your system is not designed for manufacturing nor has a good COA structure, then how can you get good financials?
Inventory costs are a huge concern for manufacturers and vendor relationships are paramount. A good ERP system allows purchasing managers the ability to track vendor contracts, lead times (actual vs promised), quality of the materials, and most of all keep carrying costs down by purchasing just in time with the help of MRP (material requirements planning). One of our consultants once said that the purchasing manager and purchase receiving on the dock were the most important roles in keeping a manufacturer’s inventory correct.
Our company, Custom Information Services (CIS) has had a niche market in the sales and implementation of ERP software for Manufactures since around 1996. Our customer base has some smart folks running local manufacturing companies. They understand that having a strong inventory, production, and distribution model keeps them ahead of their competition. Having an ERP package like Dynamics GP also makes it so much easier to hire and train staff. Our customers don’t have to rely on someone having business processes kept only in their head…
Custom Information Services or CIS is a Microsoft Dynamics reseller in North Texas. If you would like more information on our product and service offerings for manufacturers, please contact me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 817-640-0016 x 109.
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