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3 Must-Do Steps for Manufacturers to Cut Costs and Still Grow

Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)
February 6, 2017

Squeezing every dime out of operations in the name of optimal efficiency is a key strategy for today’s manufacturers. But running a bare-bones business makes it difficult to handle the increased demand that comes with growth. So how can manufacturers continue to cut costs without inhibiting their infrastructure’s ability to expand and grow? These companies have manufacturing with cloud ERP and they’re counting those dimes as they secure a favorable position for growth:

1. Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Quatro Composites, a component manufacturer for the aerospace, medical, and industrial markets, needed to consolidate its disparate business systems. And that presented major challenges to its growth. The company also wanted to avoid a significant upfront investment. Going with a manufacturing cloud ERP provided the scalability the company needed while lowering TCO over 10 years. Now Quatro is in a much better position to continue its steady growth of 25 to 50 percent year-over-year.

2. Increase Operational Efficiency

Bhar, Inc. (now Sanko Gosei Technologies), manufacturer of large tonnage injection molding for the automotive industry, automated many of its manual processes with a manufacturing cloud ERP solution. In 120 days, the company noticed a 30 percent increase in efficiency, resulting in reduced overall costs and an increase in customer satisfaction. Bhar management attributes this to two attributes of the solution:  a single point of data entry and a user interface that demands correct input.

3. Improve Cost

Avon Machining, precision-machined components and subassemblies manufacturer for heavy industrial equipment, was searching for an ERP software solution that integrated information across its entire business. The company went with a manufacturing cloud ERP to track and record production activities, inventory status changes, receiving, shipping, and other data from its plant floor. Now the company can generate in-depth information for more accurate costing analysis. As a result, Avon Gear has improved inventory accuracy and sustained an average 20 percent growth annually.

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About the Author

Dave Morfas Director of Product Marketing, Plex Systems

Dave Morfas has worked in the high-tech industry for more than 20 years with customers in Europe, Asia Pac, Latin America and North America in a variety of group management, product marketing, and product management roles. Currently Dave serves as Director of Product Marketing for Plex overseeing strategic product direction, competitive intelligence, and content marketing and creation.