Hard Goods Manufacturing

In today’s global market, differentiating your company often means speeding up all your business processes to reduce lead times. Not only is it a way to win new business, but it also often justifies higher prices – and margins – while improving customer satisfaction. Automating your procurement, manufacturing and customer management processes will help your business gain significant competitive advantages and minimize costs – and risks – associated with high inventory levels.

Sage ERP X3: Solutions for hard goods manufacturers

Your company can take dramatic advantage of adapting its manufacturing processes and product configuration to various customer-specific requirements with a flexible manufacturing management tool.

Transforming business processes to increase profitability Sage ERP X3 Discrete is ideally suited for industrial product manufacturers operating in both make-to-stock and make-to-order environments. It includes all manufacturing, distribution and accounting functions that drive the industrial manufacturing organization in addition to offering a sophisticated finite capacity planning tool to help optimize shop floor scheduling.

Hard goods manufacturers can also make use of Sage ERP X3’s product configuration capabilities to vary finished products according to customer-specific requirements, or utilize the kit assembly features to bundle finished goods together prior to final delivery to the customer.

Hard goods manufacturers often require additional support for their distribution operations, particularly in the areas of warehousing and logistics. For example, Sage ERP X3 clients have achieved immediate benefits from seamlessly connecting Sage ERP X3 Discrete to data collection equipment such as radio-frequency devices, both on their shop floors and in their warehouses. Unlike other bolt-on solutions, Sage ERP X3 Data Collection is available right out-of-the-box as a pre-packaged solution that includes Sage ERP X3 software, middleware and industry-leading data collection hardware.

Sage ERP X3 Shipping is an optional interface to best-of-breed shipping systems for companies distributing high volumes of small packet shipments in multi-carrier environments. With features like rate-shopping, web-based shipment tracking and automated customer e-mail shipment notifications, distributors can better service customers and save money in shipping costs.