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Six Challenges Faced by Process Manufacturers

Published on: Mar 29, 2019
5 min. read

Process manufacturers do not have the sophistication of converting back their end product into base components, but there are more complexity associated with process manufacturing. Here are the 6 challenges that process manufactures face and how an ERP  solution like Sage X3  (formerly known as Sage EM) can help solve it.

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1: Formula/Recipe management

Problem: Lack of automation can lead to slow downs when it comes to processes involving formula and recipe management, meaning that the product takes longer to get to the costumer.

Solution: Process manufacturing software can help manage all aspects of sales, stock control, and inventory management, through automated processes all using one management solution. 

2: Quality Control

Problem: Difficulty in managing quality control with efficiency, including lack of time and resources to properly perform quality checks.

Solution: EM allows companies to input quality specifications into its software for different products. The quality management application will use these specifications to send a message to the quality control staff when raw materials are received, including the product number, lot number, and warehouse location.

3: Lot Tracking and Traceability

Problem: Difficulty in keeping track of ingredients and products that are lot-controlled which is necessary for meeting company and government regulations and for warranties and quality assurance.

Solution: By adapting the right solution, companies can keep up with serialization and traceability by providing reliable information about stocks of raw materials, packaging, and finished products.

4: Production Schedule Management

Problem: Producing schedules that optimize the time of teams within the company can be difficult, especially when aiming to achieve the best efficiency.

Solution: EM uses criteria such as shifts, hours, or any other time formats that fit production cycles to improve efficiency and make labour intensive tasks easier, more efficient, and accurate.

5: Regulatory Compliance

Problem: One of the biggest challenges for manufacturers is maintaining regulatory compliance outlined by the government or other regulatory bodies.

Solution: EM can create a production system that is in line with regulatory requirements and can apply the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), which is a production and testing practice that validates all critical processes to ensure consistency and compliance.

6: Supply Chain Management

Problem: Maintaining high standards when it comes to supply chain conformity and transparency.

Solution: EM can automate different supply chain activities using scanning and barcoding, ensuring that materials and products are accounted for and providing greater visibility and insights.

Who we are?

We are an authorized Sage partner, IWI Consulting Group can help your business adopt inventory solutions like Sage Enterprise Management to achieve the ultimate inventory system perfectly adjusted to your business needs.

We also support the evaluation and implementation of Sage Intacct, Sage 300cloud (formerly known as Sage 300), Sage Intelligence software’s, Sage CRM.

Please contact us for a Complimentary Business review. By working with us you will be ensured a high return on your investment and a quick and painless transition into your new cloud based software.