Whether they are producing large quantities or made to order items, manufacturers need to have a systematic approach to production that ensure efficiency, productivity and the elimination of waste. This is what achieves the highest margins, meets customer demands, and keeps companies competitive.
To achieve Lean Manufacturing, systems need to be flexible and extendable in order to support every aspect of the business. WinMan ERP Software helps integrate manufacturing processes from start to finish. We can help manufacturers organise production schedules, monitor stock levels, introduce automation into workflows, and EDI to the management of quality checks and controls.
Our comprehensive batch production feature provides full traceability. It allows users to create unique identification codes for each batch of products created. Master Batch records can be created and stored in the system for a paperless manufacturing environment.
WinMan accurately tracks the number of project hours and materials used for every engineering project to ensure correct costing and invoicing. Detailed information such as technical drawings, parts lists and invoices can all be attached and accessed from the one project file on the system.
Ideal for personalised product manufacturers, our flexible 'Product Configurator' feature allows users to define specific combinations during the sale which will translate to a unique bill of materials for production. Configurator prompted responses can be programmed into the ERP system to ensure a complete bill of materials every time.
MRP can be automatically generated from finalised sales orders and/or sales forecasts. This planning function provides the ability to both order required materials and suggest and plan production timetables. Operating this type of just-in-time purchasing will minimise the need to keep excessive stock.
Serial barcoding and numbering goods inwards to outwards, combined with the master batch record function within WinMan ERP provides manufacturers with full traceability of resources and finished goods. By utilising this feature businesses can access inventory data, keep stock to a minimum, and know exactly where items are located.
The progress of an order can be identified and tracked by work or cost centre to provide accurate promise and schedule times. Production planning features provide schedulers with the tools to proactively manage the production line according to available resources, materials, and customer requirements.
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
WinMan has a wealth of experience and expertise in implementing ERP solutions for the Manufacturing sector. If you would like to know more about our all-in-one solution or would like to arrange a meeting contact us for more information.
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