The Plastic industry has been thriving as it has become a popular material used for everyday items. The supply chain is divided into different segments and can be complicated. From injection and extrusion molding to thermoforming, WinMan ERP Software can address the needs of the business. It is a fully integrated manufacturing management, accounting, estimating and customer relationship management all in one system.
Planners can use the production scheduler to manage multi-cavity tooling, work schedules, labor, setup times and group work orders with ease. Planners will be able to see bottlenecks, create activity centers for specific jobs or tooling method and see available capacity at any given time.
Use WinMan to reconcile the weight difference between the input of raw materials and the subsequent component production, sprue and re-grindable or saleable scrap polymer. This allows managers to proactively monitor scrappage levels, set realistic targets and highlight areas where processes need to be improved.
Business documentation from manufacturing, tooling specifications and product configurations to packaging requirements, can all be securely stored in WinMan. All communication with external stakeholders can be stored within the integrated CRM feature. This includes emails, faxes, bills of material, sales orders, purchase orders and customer or supplier specifics.
All goods received can be booked in using a unique barcoding system. For all finished products, components and raw material involved can all be traced from initial purchase to dispatch.
WinMan can assist Production Managers with multi-tool management including processes such as blanking-off, enabling the production of multiple product ranges at the same time. The tools lifecycle can be tracked within the system, purchase dates, services and decommissions can all be logged.
Electronic master batch records and quality testing documents can be created and stored within WinMan. Each manufactured batch will have a unique identification number for full traceability and tracking.
All parts and materials costs can be programmed into the ERP system so gross margins can be immediately calculated once a quote is created. EDI processes such as order confirmations, invoices and delivery notes can be automated and sent electronically to the recipient, saving time and resources.
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
The single, integrated business system makes our life easier in many ways. We felt from the start that WinMan is more intuitive in its operation than other systems. Vitally it allows me to monitor my business – take its temperature – at any time by providing live data across all operations and generating reports that can be fine-tuned to meet any demands. By viewing the live data, we can immediately identify which areas may be causing bottlenecks or other problems and hence where additional planning and resources are required.
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 Meadowmead was its flexibility and the ease with which it could be tailored to suit the company’s specific needs.
WinMan is an all-in-one ERP solution that can help consolidate existing systems into one. It is flexible and scalable for any plastic manufacturers needs. Contact us for more information.
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