Last updated on July 15th, 2022
For any business to thrive, it is necessary to do quality resource planning. A proper resource plan helps in leveraging your finances and growing your business well. And when it comes to managing resources in the manufacturing industry, nothing is better than Sage 100 ERP software.
It is a software solution for all your enterprise’s needs – you can simplify the manufacturing process, issue work orders, maintain bills, and do much more. It offers different modules for managing inventory, generating sales orders, streamlining material procurement, and other processes.
Let’s have a more in-depth look at how Sage 100 ERP can benefit your manufacturing industry:
1. Managing Inventory
Inventory is the backbone of every manufacturing unit. It is used to track the availability of raw materials and finished products, perform a valuation of stored goods, and forecast demand.
The availability of raw materials directly affects the production chain in the industry. A shortage of raw materials can shut down your production lines, delaying work orders. While an incorrect valuation of stored goods can lead to errors in calculating the cost of goods sold, it then affects an organization’s gross profitability.
With Sage 100 ERP, you can do easy physical counts and pre-define stock levels for timely restocking. It allows you to keep a detailed history of all your transactions, ensuring you perform an accurate valuation.
You can use up to 30 alphanumeric characters for identifying your items and track them using their designated item or lot number. You can even maintain separate inventory for multiple warehouses, allowing you to track their stock individually. Also, you can calculate commissions, track warranty, and create price schedules for comprehensive pricing.
2. Generating the Right BOM
Can you create a dish without knowing its recipe? No! Similarly, a manufacturing unit cannot function without the Bill of Materials (BOM). It contains critical information like the number of parts required, type of material used, and cost and time required for manufacturing.
While a right BOM can help you reap better profits, an inaccurately defined BOM can lead to decreased efficiency and wasted resources. Hence, it would help if you had an accurate BOM before you start manufacturing.
And this is where Sage 100 ERP makes sure that things are done correctly. It supports 99 levels of bill detailing. This means, for a specific part, you can define up to 99 sub-parts. It further offers nine categories of bill options, allowing you to create customized bills for different versions of your parts.
It can also record manufactured products into the inventory while simultaneously removing the component materials, facilitating accurate analysis of your inventory. Another exciting feature is Engineering Change Control beneficial for unlimited bill revisions for efficient production and better product quality.
3. Handling Purchase and Sales Orders
For a manufacturing unit to function smoothly, it is necessary to always have the required parts in stock. With Sage 100, you can create detailed purchase orders defining price, vendor, and special shipping instructions. It can automatically generate a purchase order whenever your stock falls below a pre-defined level, ensuring you never run out of stock.
Also, you can synchronize purchase orders for specific sales groups. So, whenever those sales are made, it simultaneously creates the order. You can also process material requisition orders, track taxes, and keep a detailed record of your transactions.
Sage 100 ERP also offers premium features for making sales and optimizing your distribution outflow. You can have personalized data entry options for entering your customer’s information. It also allows you to view the availability of items accurately and suggest an alternative, in case it’s unavailable.
For your frequent customers, you can set up repeating orders and process them with just a click. This helps in cutting down on manual tasks, further improving productivity.
4. Planning Material Requirement
The materials required for every manufacturing industry should be carefully planned and monitored. A shortage can lead to costly production delays and may cause increased production costs, as the supplier may charge you more for special orders.
Furthermore, if an industry wants to discard its old products and introduce something new, then the raw material for their production is nothing but a dead asset. All these mishaps significantly affect the financial health of your business, something you want to avoid.
WIth Sage 100 ERP, you can efficiently manage such requirements. Using open sales order and sales projection, you can plan material requirements and plan purchase orders accordingly.
Also, you can process your sales data to calculate your requirements for ordering material beforehand. This way, you avoid costly production delays and perform timely order completion. And, since you will have just the right amount, it also ensures your resources aren’t wasted unnecessarily.
5. Generating Work Orders and Shipping products
Work orders are the driving wheels of a manufacturing unit. They are essential for guiding, tracking, and scheduling the manufacturing process. While the right work order can give you guaranteed success, a poorly developed one can hinder your manufacturing process and decrease efficiency.
Using Sage 100 ERP allows you to generate work orders, offering you complete control over your operations. You can customize schedules, work orders, and track manufacturing costs. You can also create work order estimates, track tool requirements, and maintain daily transactions.
To ensure customer satisfaction, your products should be shipped securely and delivered on time. Error in shipping can delay your delivery, or a product could end being lost or damaged. Not only could this hurt the credibility of your organization, but it also results in extra overhead charges.
With Sage 100 ERP, you can save time, cut costs, and deliver products economically. It allows you to deliver your shipments timely (that too at the lowest price possible). The integrated SmartLinc solution makes it compliant with different carriers like FedEx, UPS, USPS, etc., further ensuring your products are delivered speedily.
Sage ERP 100 is the modern solution you need for all your resource planning needs. While you mesmerize your customers with top quality products, timely delivery, and premium services, it keeps things economical for you. Effective inventory management, precise BOM, and secure shipping are some of the perks it offers.
However, cloud hosting of Sage 100 ERP can increase its powers by offering features like unlimited storage, remote access, better collaboration, and more.
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