The machinery manufacturing industry is quite complicated as it involves manufacturing heavy industrial equipment across various industry segments. Not only is the manufacturing process complicated but every machine has different requirements. To manage the task individually, the entire process is divided into different projects till the final product is produced. Sometimes, they also have to cater to complex and unique orders.

To keep the production cost low, manufacturers have to meet all the requirements quickly. Enterprise Resource Planning is an easy way to manage various aspects of project management, manufacturing and finances. They have to invest in ERP software which is specially designed to handle all the manufacturing requirements and the entire manufacturing process. You can ease the machinery manufacturing process by ensuring that the ERP software has vital features.

Few Vital Features Of An ERP Software For the Machinery Industry

  • Quotation And Estimate

The in-build quotation management module in ERP software allows manufacturers to track and respond to RFQs quickly from a centralised dashboard. They can use real-time visibility to build accurate quotations quickly. They can get instant access to existing inventory levels, vendor prices, machine availability and BOM. They can track and submit the quotes quickly to their customers and convert approved quotes to sales orders.

  • Plan Material Requirement

Machinery manufacturers have to deal with material procurement and movement across the supply chain. If they want to maintain the appropriate amount of inventory, they need complete control over warehouse management, inventory management and MRP (Material Requirement Planning). ERP for Engineering & Machinery is specially designed to predict material requirements depending on forecasted demand and existing sales orders. Every time there is a shortfall in materials, the single-click RFQ generation triggers the automatic purchase of materials.

  • Service Management

The in-built service management in ERP software ensures manufacturers stay on top of quality and service management. There is a comprehensive customer portal where customers can raise issues they are facing with the manufacturer. They can also view service status, past order and service history, warranty details, invoice and quality management, shipment history and tracking. Service personnel can schedule service requests and access the commonly shared calendar. They can also scan receipts with their tablet or mobile phone.

Since you are now aware of the features to look for when customising ERP for the machinery industry, it’s time you get in touch with the experts at LNSEL and invest in Biz ERP software.