Problem: Low Productivity
Software that doesn’t fit is a lot like a shoe that doesn’t fit: if it’s too large it trips you up, and if it’s too small it pinches you. One of the forgotten frontiers in the world of ERP productivity is tailoring the software to meet the exact needs of the user. We are quite willing to rearrange machines into work cells, to order our workstations with 5s, and deliver timely inventory with JIT. And yet, we have never examined the productivity needs of our intelligent workers throughout the business. Production planners, shop management, inventory specialists, order entry people, and a host of others have huge potential for improvement through arranging work to the task. We call it the 5s of the knowledge worker.
The Answer: Tailored Work Management
Role-Based ERP manufacturing software is an innovation that allows our ERP system to be assembled for the particular needs of each individual, role, or task. Historically, ERP Systems have been organized with a modular approach, in which functions are represented by modules, i.e. MRP, inventory, MES, General Ledger and so forth.
However, at any particular time, an individual needs certain items from different modules to accomplish a specific task. This requires a person to go in and out of various modules and screens to accomplish that single task. In many systems this also mandates that the item be re-entered into each module. This approach is slow, tedious and inefficient.
Role-based ERP changes all this by assembling all the modules and screens necessary to fit a particular role/task. Everything is available in one view, sharing the items of interest with multiple functions, and all on one screen.
Role-Based ERP Key Benefits
- Stop the clutter and lack of focus
- System easily adjusts to current tasks
- Tailored, simple screens
- Increase productivity up to 50%
- 5s enabled
- Fully integrated within the ERP System Software