Agricultural equipment manufacturers make machinery used by farmers for planting, seeding, irrigation, harvesting and post-harvest activities. This includes tractors, farm implements and equipment that is towed or operated. Manufacturers in this sector are facing new challenges, including shrinking profit margins, demand for services, a changing dealer network and the availability of skilled labor.
WorkWise has over 15 years of experience helping agricultural equipment manufacturers improve their work efficiencies, streamline operations and gain complete visibility into their processes. The WorkWise ERP solution has 45 applications designed to help the Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers thrive in a ever-changing environment.
What’s really nice about WorkWise ERP is having everything in one package. My financials are in the same package as manufacturing and customer orders. Everything integrates seamlessly. Bringing in inventory management has been a huge benefit for us. Being able to jump between workbenches and different points of data has been really nice.
Chief Financial Officer at Capstan AG
For Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers, there are many challenges that are unique to their industry including unsteady supply and demand, customer demands and scheduling errors.
Your business may struggle with maintaining the exact amount of needed inventory, especially with an ever-changing foreign trade picture.
You don’t know the true cost of production, there is no visibility to jobs and there is a shortage of skilled workers.
Increased production costs, cost of materials and pressure for lower prices are shrinking margins.
Customers are looking for more and faster warranty support.
By having increased visibility to inventory levels and deploying multiple methods of replenishment, including Material Requirements Planning, Reorder Point Analysis, Master Production Scheduling and Kanban, proper inventory levels are maintained and materials are available for production when needed.
The WorkWise ERP Estimating application provides the ability to gather the real costs of labor and materials, complete with overhead, to calculate a selling price with margin transparency.
Through Visual Scheduling, managing work center capacity, skilled labor availability, materials availability and tooling constraints are in one place and jobs are scheduled knowing the work can be done.
Because WorkWise ERP is tightly integrated with our own CRM solution, your sales, customer service and marketing teams see a complete 360 degree view of a customer – from quote to order to invoice – to customer service case.
Inventory management can be a difficult task to take on if there is not a proper software in place to handle that job. It is important for manufacturers to know how many orders there are and to ensure that their inventory can produce what is needed in a timely manner. The WorkWise ERP Inventory feature can replenish products and materials on time without increasing inventory costs.
Manufacturers must know exactly where they are during every step of the production process in order to run a smooth operation that keeps customers happy and everything on schedule. The Shop Floor Control and Visual Scheduling application is a real-time database of your shop floor activity, which gives manufacturers an idea of where they lack skilled workers, production costs and where they production schedule lies.
A key fundamental rule in business is budgeting. You want to make sure that your financials are accurate, everyone is being paid on time and that the business itself receives money when it’s due in order to continue production and stay on schedule. The WorkWise ERP Finance suite enables users to monitor and control company financial data and overall performance.
Your customers expect their products on time and in great condition, and depending on the size of your business, it can be hard to keep up with those orders and demands. Here is how it can be done: Advanced Forecasting. This application allows users to come up with accurate forecasting and balances your business’s supply and demand.