Implementing a Manufacturing Information System (ERP) to Generate Optimal Results

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jun 13, 2018 2:06:34 PM

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What will happen when you to refine, standardize, streamline and integrate all of your business processes across finance and accounting, IT, HR, R&D, sales, distribution, and other departments with an effective ERP system? You will see greater efficiency in your practices with an organization performing at its peak.

"Before implementing a new ERP or manufacturing information system, a company should recognize that a new system, alone, cannot solve work-arounds and inefficient processes. Investing time to improve your internal workflow in conjunction with the new system will allow for a smoother transition to a more effective implemented solution. Don’t let fear of failure or going over budget keep you from taking your company to the next level." – John Remsey, Technical Specialist (IMEC)

How much time does your company spend gathering and distributing information? There are three vital steps to successfully evaluate and implement a new ERP or Manufacturing Information System to improve efficiency and productivity:

Step 1:
Evaluation and Selection: Identify and prioritize software requirements based on current and future business needs.

Step 2:
Business Process Optimization: Identify and resolve inefficient business processes. A company needs to create effective, formal processes in order for the ERP system to work to the best of its capabilities.

Step 3:
Software Implementation: Determine an implementation schedule that includes staff training, data migration to the new system and oversight of the implementation process.

Many organizations that are experiencing rapid growth face the challenge of improving information systems to support increased demands. One organization, GAM Enterprises, Inc. quickly realized the information system they had in place was not robust enough to support their growth. As a result, they involved the IMEC team and were able to decrease waste and redundant processes, increase profitability, and achieve at least 95% on-time delivery and reduced lead times.

“The documentation of our processes gave us a level of accountability to the ERP company and to our team. At that point we received the critical assurance we needed from the software company that they could meet our needs and we really valued that level of communication and clarity up front.” – Craig Van Den Avont, President (GAM Enterprises)

At the upcoming ERP/Manufacturing Information Systems Overview Lunch and Learn on August 29, IMEC's Manufacturing experts will teach you:

  • The 3 fundamental steps of implementing a new ERP system
  • How to avoid the costly mistake of selecting a new system that doesn’t fully support the current or future business requirements
  • How improving your business processes prior to implementation will yield even stronger results

Learn more and register at the link below!

ERP & Manufacturing Information Systems Overview - Lunch and Learn 
August 29 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Quincy, IL 

Questions about this event? Please contact Kelly Lewis at 217.641.4971 or email lewis@jwcc.edu 

Learn more about ERP and Manufacturing Information Systems here:
http://blog.imec.org/is-your-it-system-living-up-to-its-capabilities

Presented in partnership with the John Wood Community College, Workforce Development Center.

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Simone Erskine

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Topics: erp, technology implementation, manufacturing information systems

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