Are your business goals set for the new year? As a manufacturer, your plans for 2016 might include leveraging plant floor data to improve efficiencies, streamlining processes and more. Need a few ideas to get you started? Here are four New Year’s resolutions you should consider to help you reach your business goals in 2016:   

  1. Save Money: An effective cloud ERP system enables you to improve cash flow and product margins with real-time inventory tracking, serialized barcode capabilities and built-in quality and management systems. Real-time visibility into your shop floor operations leads to happy customers, strong supplier relationships, and higher profit margins.

  2. Try Something New: It’s time to be a progressive thought leader in your organization and rid your plant floor of ineffective paper-based or outdated legacy ERP processes. With a cloud-based ERP system, you can use technology to make sense of big data, making you a valuable commodity in your organization.

  3. Lose Weight: On the plant floor, scrap equals excess weight. The best way to reduce scrap is to streamline business processes to run more efficiently. An ERP system that doesn’t allow workers to proceed until the proper steps are followed will help your operation lose weight.    
  4. Get Organized:Trying to meet tight shipping deadlines? Trying to more efficiently schedule jobs, machines and operators? Need insight into real-time data? Aligning your business with a cloud ERP system organizes and integrates all processes from the plant floor to the top floor. Planning and scheduling capabilities as well as production, quality and inventory management allow you to clearly structure and align all your business processes.

Want to learn more? Check out our New Year's Resolution infographic to see the changes manufacturers can implement to make 2016 a success.