Process Manufacturers face a number of challenges like the price fluctuations of raw materials, energy and changes in market demands while following strict industrial control and compliance laws. The bill of materials tend to be complex as product formulations are scaled to manufacture a specific amount with precise weights and ingredients.
WinMan ERP Software is an all-in-one solution designed to provide multi-level batch traceability from start to finish, from initial raw material purchase through to final delivery. It is designed to satisfy and compliment 'Good Automatic Manufacturing Practices' (GaMP) and Lean manufacturing principles.
It provides complete visibility and management of inventory. Serial numbers can be allocated to purchased and manufactured goods, to provide full traceability. Tasks such as the exchange of invoices, shipping notes and delivery confirmation (EDI) between everyone from the originator to the recipients can be automated. Integration with other carrier systems and suggestions for different picks, packs, and put away strategies is also possible with WinMan ERP. All warehouse information can follow a traditional paper trail or users can access real-time data on a mobile device.
The quality control functions can help manufacturers meet compliance regulations, monitor performance of suppliers and track QC inspections. WinMan helps create an efficient operational environment by allowing users to automate or introduce specific workflows to help minimize input errors and save time.
WinMan provides lot traceability from source through to manufacturing to final delivery. Detail traceability within the system will support GaMP compliance. Master batch records can be created and saved within the system which will eliminate the need for paper copies.
The system can facilitate Kanban purchasing. Milestones can be set so raw ingredients and supplies can be ordered just in time prior to production. Cost of production and waste can be accurately tracked. Any leakages or issues within the manufacturing and operational processes can be identified and rectified.
Repetitive processes and manual tasks such as creating EDIs, invoices, packing notes and optimizing delivery routes, can all be automated and streamlined by WinMan. This will decrease human errors, increase efficiency and can eliminate the need for printing, but, most importantly, it saves time. Business decisions can also be made quickly based on the data pulled from the WinMan system to create informative dashboards and reports.
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.
If you would like more information about how our all-in-one ERP solution can help your process manufacturing company, contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirement.
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