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ERP Software Takes Your Discrete Manufacturing Business to New Heights

Published on: Jul 16, 2018

If you work in discrete manufacturing, you know the multitude of challenges specific to your specialized products. Integrating and managing complex systems and components like designs, materials, parts, importing, locations, staffing, daily operations, and more, takes extraordinary organization skills. Whether you produce a low volume of complex and niche units or a higher volume of products with a more simplistic design, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software can be tailored to suit the unique needs and challenges of your manufacturing system. With constant, ongoing changes in technology and markets, IWI Consulting Group can help you improve lead times, cut costs, reduce waste, and increase managing capabilities with a fully integrated ERP system.

Discrete manufacturing can range from a luxury convertible to a basic mobile phone, but both businesses face similar challenges in their respective competitive markets. Consumer tastes, trends, disposable income, and economic climate are constantly shifting. Global supply chains can become disrupted by new tariffs or laws. The rules and regulations placed on industries and products can tighten (sometimes loosen) and this can alter designs and materials. For businesses to stay current and competitive, innovative, and producing at peak efficiencies, resource management needs to be both dynamic and accurate. ERP software can help establish a lean manufacturing process that streamlines systems, responds to client and customer demands, reduces waste, increases output, and provides the necessary data and analytical tools to improve decision-making.

IWI Consulting Group offers multiple Sage ERPs to choose from to suit your organization. We can set your business up with Sage 300cloud (formerly known as Sage 300) which was previously known as Sage Accpac solutions in Toronto and the GTA, Sage EM (formerly known as Sage X3), plus an entire suite of enterprise management software solutions for financial, human resources, and cloud computing goals.


Enterprise Resource Planning software allows you to plan, schedule, and control manufacturing operations and individual activities. It accommodates a range of environments like make-to-order, configure-to-order, assemble-to-order, make-to-stock, and mixed-mode, as well as switching amongst them. Data and records update in real-time as transactions happen for accurate and timely decision-making and planning.

Productivity is improved with real-time control and visibility of production schedules, capacities, shop floor activities, and cost controls.

Cost Management is made more efficient through the reduction of inventory losses with superior tracking and accounting. Shrinkage and labour hours can be reduced with smoother processes. Time spent reporting and analysing is reduced through integrated databases for manufacturing, distribution, and finance.

With so many parties needing to operate in-sync – employees, executives, suppliers, and vendors – tight collaboration with effective communication is essential to remain cost effective. An ERP system allows for speedy information flow that is adaptable to every project, with defined tasks that are traceable, plus, time and costs can be monitored and managed.

Customer service can be improved with the ability to promise deliveries based on real-time information and capacities. Our cloud-based systems allow salespeople to access information on their devices, on-the-go or remotely, for quick access. It’s simple to track order status, inventory, and availability, maintain progress reports and balance sheets.

As an ERP Software Service Provider and Sage Business Partner, IWI Consulting Group can help match the perfect Sage ERP software with your discrete manufacturing business. Our industry and technical knowledge provides customized assessments for sustainable ERP systems to improve management, operations, and revenue. We’re happy to answer any questions, so contact us to learn more about how our management systems can help secure and grow your business.