Using technology in your business

Improving efficiency and control in manufacturing

27 April 2015

Mid-market manufacturing companies face many challenges: Manufacturing processes can be long and time-consuming, with lots of elements and resources required to produce a finished product.

As market-places continue to adapt, with customer demands for low-cost and innovation increasing, products often have a short life-span. Manufacturers must adapt product offerings and processes to suit ever-changing markets.

Streamline workflows

Alongside these challenges, there is an increasing priority to grow and expand into new markets and geographies. Often, companies are unable to find external funding for expansion therefore there is a need to find capital for funding from within. Streamlining workflows across the business can produce the necessary capital to re-invest into business growth.

Traditionally, this would present a struggle for manufacturing businesses. In the past, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has offered some solutions but it can be time-consuming to implement and costly to customise to your company’s needs.

Modern ERP systems, known as business management software, are the next generation of software, which allows you to get up and running quickly, implement a system which matches your business processes and can be accessed on the move. This helps you to take back control of the whole of the manufacturing process - from warehouse to sales - ensuring quality and efficiency across all processes.

Flexible and scalable solutions

Sage X3 allows midsized and enterprise manufacturing companies to eliminate the challenges they face, by combining flexible and scalable business management functionality to plan processes and assign resources from start to finish.

The in-depth level of control provided is ideal for manufacturing companies to enhance internal and external collaboration, improve inventory management and reduce the time to market for new products.

In addition, the solution ensures compliance across all teams, protecting a business’s reputation. In turn, this all contributes to an enhanced customer service and lets companies achieve far more than they ever thought they could before.

Take back control of your business processes

Whichever stage your business is at - in the process of growing, or ready to refine processes further - it’s time to take back control.

Watch the video below to discover how Avon Rubber, global manufacturer of protection and defence, and dairy products, are using Sage X3 to bring elements of their global business together in order to increase collaboration and refine processes.


Our guide to discrete manufacturing will help you to take back control of your business:

  • Why is taking back control so important?
  • What can you control?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Customer insights
  • Best practices
  • How Sage ERP can help
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