Rubber and plastics manufacturers produce a wide variety of products increasingly sourced in smaller quantities from a wider base of customers.Global competition has also increased the pressure to find new methods for profitability. And, ever present is the volatility threat of raw material prices. The main challenge for these manufacturers lies in handling the immense variety of products, and the complexity of producing quality items within existing capacity. Industry reports show that leaders typically have an 85-percent capacity utilization with laggards closer to a 50-percent capacity utilization.
(Includes: injection molders, extruders, film and bag processors, blow molders, thermo formers, and compounders)
Customers demand variety with their product choices, which the Rubber & Plastic market provides. WorkWise ERP software aims to make sure that both businesses and customers have those options.
Compete with and stand out from others in this growing industry with the help of WorkWise ERP software, which assists with retaining and forming long-term customers.
WorkWise ERP features include inventory and performance management helps with dealing with the increase of customer demands.
The Rubber & Plastic industry requires extreme flexibility around the clock. WorkWise ERP meets those demands, helping to seamlessly run business operations.
With customers demanding more variety, shorter lead times, and lower prices, this industry requires great flexibility while still maintaining precision execution. A manufacturer must always stay vigilant to apply lean practices, and apply tailored solutions to eliminate all waste. Customers also are demanding a closer relationship with easier sharing of information on products, orders, changes and design.
Fortunately, WorkWise ERP software has unique features that address these problems, helping to bring these challenges under control.
All aspects of our company are now running through our ERP software. Having everyone work out of the same system and not have multiple programs that you have to jump back and forth through, has allowed us to get more done in less time.
One of the main benefits we’ve experienced using WorkWise ERP is being able to get meaningful information we can use, versus getting data that requires more work to get the answers you’re looking for. The data is integrated and streamlined for efficient use which keeps our fixed costs lower and allows us to invest our capital into building better products.
It doesn’t take all day to do our schedule anymore. Also, the Performance Management WorkBench lets us see what information we want to see, and what time we want to see it, in a nice visual way. Item Planning is also great. It’s so easy to look up specific information related to whatever we need to see.
American Metal Fab
What’s really nice 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
I would highly recommend WorkWise to other companies. It’s cost competitive, the Cloud ERP implementation has been great, the people have been great. WorkWise bends over backwards to help us. We feel that they’re on our side.
President and CEO
The Industrial Controls Company
WorkWise has been a true leader in our ability to drive process change and productivity enhancement, and to assist us in our lean capabilities.
I would definitely recommend WorkWise ERP to anyone looking to improve their manufacturing processes. We’ve been utilizing the software for 20 years and have never regretted our decision.
WorkWise spent a lot of time with us in order to understand our manufacturing process. We’re fairly unique, and there’s not that many companies in the world that do what we do. WorkWise really made us feel like they understood what we were doing and where we were going.
Business Process Improvement Director
The team at WorkWise is phenomenal. I highly recommend WorkWise ERP to any company looking to improve their processes, improve their efficiency, become more productive and work with a company who really gets to know them and understands what they’re going through.
IT Systems Specialist