Manufacturing Management Magazine: Feb 19 Issue – Ochiba Business Solutions

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Manufacturing Management Magazine: Feb 19 Issue

Future Thinking

‘Successful implementation of ERP systems means understanding your challenges today, and predicting what they will be in the future’ Dave Worsman, Managing Director, Ochiba Business Solutions

Companies are now looking further into the future to choose their ERP platform based on its ability to meet their needs further down the line. SAP Business One is the perfect choice for that very reason. It’s not just down to how it processes sales, purchase, production and delivery. Sure, that functionality is flexible and easy to use. But if you’re on an ERP system that’s not future proof, you’ll soon be left behind.

We’re finding that the speed of digital transformation has been accelerated by the movement to the cloud. Working in the cloud means different platforms can now collaborate to gather, analyse and share data. This is particularly helpful for the manufacturing sector. Companies that embraced the latest technology are the ones who survive and thrive.

The heart of your business

Whether making use of the latest production equipment, robotics, design, additive manufacturing, 3D printing technology, data collection and analytics, or, simulation and planning – the ERP system is always at the heart of the company. All these areas work together as one automated value chain to deliver Industry 4.0. This is where today’s manufacturers need to rapidly get to.

Of course, once there, a manufacturer’s ERP system is the hub of this integration and the platform needs to be continually nurtured. With SAP Business One, our clients can rest assured this will be the case. Constant innovation is the key to growth. Customers’ needs change constantly – it’s easy to become irrelevant unless a company has a bias toward innovation. Rahter than a bias toward the status quo.

Across all manufacturing sectors, companies are experiencing unprecedented change. This is transforming business models, processes and the way they work. Technology trends such as hyper-connectivity, cloud computing and big data are a result of wide-ranging social and business trends which are changing how we live and work.

Simplicity is key

In the midst of this change, complexity has become a major problem that stands in the way of digital transformation and innovation. Becoming a digital business means first cutting through this complexity. Simplicity is a prerequisite for innovation, and this resulting technology will be a core part of the overall business strategy.

Successful ERP implementation means understanding your challenges today and predicting what they will be in the future. Today is the perfect time to seize the digitisation opportunity. By transforming from on-premise
to cloud offerings, from human to automated operations, and from direct high-touch to digital low-touch channels within your business.

By embracing this digital era you must make use of the following in order to transform your business from its non-digital position.

 

 

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