Companies in the cosmetic industry have a specific set of challenges; it is a science-led industry with continuous innovation. Quality and compliance need to be assessed at every stage from the individual ingredients and the manufacturing process, to the storage and distribution of every end product.
Many cosmetics companies find themselves with disparate systems, paper-based processes and redundant data entry; to remain competitive, companies need to be reducing manual processes that hinder productivity. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) also needs to be in place to ensure products are identical, manufactured in a controlled environment and compliant with regulations.
WinMan ERP Software supports GMP by offering the data visibility and traceability functions that is required in order to meet the requirements for certifications like British Retail Consortium global standard for consumer products (BRC) and ISO 22716.
Ability to optimize production scheduling in order to recover capacity. WinMan eliminates the need for disparate paper-based processes by consolidating these into one integrated system thereby eliminating duplication of data-entry, automating processes and saving administration time.
Paperless 'Electronic Batch Manufacturing Records' functionality provides full lot traceability from the source raw material batch, through production to the finished product batch and delivery to the customer.
Optimizing inventory levels reduces the value of stock held and consequently reduces the opportunity for out-of-date and other unusable raw materials stock. Built-in controls track and reconcile waste to identify gaps in the manufacturing process.
Manual and paper-based processes store data in a disconnected and difficult-to-access manner. If data related to these manual processes is required for decision making, there is often a delay as data is assembled into a consistent, usable format. Because it is costly to gather the data, many companies decide to operate without it, which leads to decisions that are less than optimal. WinMan ERP delivers more accurate and timely information enabling cosmetic or pharmaceutical manufacturers to make decisions with confidence.
This system can help save time and maximize productivity by automating everything from order confirmation emails and reports to stock rotation and raw material purchasing.
When a company grows, it has increased volumes going through the organization, which often leads to variations in processes due to new customers, orders, products, suppliers, etc. A paper-based business system can be dangerous and prohibitive to a rapidly growing company. With WinMan ERP system and Electronic Batch Records, an organization can grow efficiently without a significant increase in overheads.
Compliance requires capturing information, accurately organizing and retaining the information and quickly and efficiently analyzing and presenting it. This requires processes and procedures that are an integrated part of an organization’s way of doing business. WinMan ERP helps cosmetics companies operate and manufacture products in a consistent and compliant manner.
For more than ten years, the highly functional and versatile WinMan ERP system has provided the cornerstone for our successful growth, and we are particularly proud to have grown to become no.1 in the UK marketplace by supplying our acclaimed steel access covers and grilles which are 100% British made. WinMan is as important to us as ever, now that we are aiming our innovative products not only at the home market but also at foreign countries planning serious investment in new infrastructure.
Fabweld Steel Products
Our WinMan ERP system allows me to directly and quickly access the management information I need to run the business – real-time reporting of key performance indicators such as operating efficiencies and deliveries. Vitally, more consistent pricing gives a truer margin on the work we perform. Meanwhile the system has supported our company’s strategy of investment for growth and its ability to meet delivery promises, hence strengthening its reputation in the marketplace as a reliable and trustworthy supplier. An accurate delivery date to the nearest day can now be assigned by our sales administration staff within half-an-hour of an order being placed. We proudly meet over 99% of those dates.
As a director of the business it was important to me that the system we implemented not only met our functional requirements, but also came from a supplier that was prepared to take on single source responsibility. Of all of the companies we evaluated, WinMan were the only one that ticked all the boxes.
The underlying advantage of WinMan for John Sankey was its flexibility and the ease with which it could be tailored to suit the company’s specific needs.
Our objective was to streamline data processing and substantially reduce keystrokes – a 50% reduction was the minimum target – and a lot of that keystroking was to do with assignment. The more non-value-adding activity we can take out the better.
Thomas Broadbent and Sons
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