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Constructing a building materials business? Why ERP is your foundation

If you want to grow as a building materials manufacturer, you face plenty of challenges trying to keep up with market dynamics. It’s hard enough to stay on top of training employees and keeping production quality consistent. You also need to anticipate changes in the way customers seek out and buy products. Not to mention, you need to keep production efficient while reducing waste from raw materials.

An integrated manufacturing ERP solution can help you overcome these obstacles and provide your business with a foundation for long-term growth and success.

Advantages of connected ERP:

1. Optimized supply chain management

When it comes to managing your supply chain , you need to be able to make quick, effective decisions to adapt to changes. Connected ERP can help you collect and analyze the data you need to anticipate changes before they happen, calculate the effects of a decision, and keep inventory at optimal levels.  You’ll gain full insight and traceability into your entire product lifecycle, from inputs to where things get shipped.

2. Inventory management

With integrated ERP, you can view your inventory in real time across multiple locations and set automatic alerts when items get low. You can also use embedded artificial intelligence to accurately predict customer needs and get recommendations for stock replenishments.

3. Production management

From planning to delivery, an ERP solution can deliver powerful functionality to help you with production planning, quality control, performance and quality monitoring, and process efficiency. Use single or mixed-mode manufacturing management tools to plan out and control every detail of production while helping your workers do their jobs more effectively. Receive automatic notifications when jobs get behind schedule so you can shift resources as needed.

4. Insights into products and demand

Use connected ERP and CRM to gather information about customer preferences, order histories, and needs. Use predictive analytics to fully understand which products will sell best and anticipate changes in demand over time. Stay ahead of the competition by consistently delivering amazing products at great prices with shorter lead times.

5. Connect data across your business

How will a shift in your supply chain affect production schedules? What sort of sales goals should you set and how can you be sure to meet them? How much will you spend on machine maintenance over the next year, and how can you reduce downtime? By implementing an ERP solution, you’ll be able to gather and connect data from every department and gain full visibility into your business.

Looking for an ERP solution for building materials manufacturing?

Arbela can work with you to ensure your business has the tools you need for success. Our industry experts will help you implement the right ERP solution to automate processes, increase efficiency, and connect data across your organization. We offer more than just software – we’re dedicated to helping you set and meet long-term strategic goals. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.