Regardless of the size of your manufacturing company, these are the best practices that matter most:
- ERP system drives and supports business execution from booking to cash collection and all steps in between
- Company is process-driven and system dependent, not people dependent
- Company does not rely on spreadsheets to drive mission-critical business activities
- Roles and responsibilities clearly defined
- Employees understand essential business processes and business systems and how the different business functions fit together
- Business processes seamlessly fit with information technology
- Employees demonstrate proficiency dealing with business scenarios they will encounter within ERP system
- Systems help company become more proactive rather than reactive
- Systems provide answers to management questions at a moment’s notice
- Electronic system supports product development, manufacturing and service with engineering change management (requests and change orders), purchased component source control, part/document status accounting/history, and management reporting/accounting
How does your company measure up against these best practices?
My firm helps companies close these gaps.
Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting