ERP SOFTWARE

For The Metal Fabrication Industry

ERP Software for Metal Fabrication Manufacturers

Metal Fabrication and component manufacturers produce a wide variety of products sourced from a wide customer base. The main challenge for these manufacturers lies in handling the immense variety of products, and the complexity of producing them within existing capacity.

When customers demand more variety, shorter lead times, and lower prices, this industry requires great flexibility while maintaining precise execution. Customers also demand a close relationship and the ability to easily share information on products, orders, changes and design.

Fortunately, WorkWise ERP software has a variety of unique features that address these problems and help to bring them under control. WorkWise has been serving customers in the metal fabrication and component manufacturing area for over 15 years, and ERP and CRM products have more features and functions in your industry than any other.

Our knowledge-based approach to implementations assures that you will always be paired with people with decades of experience in your business.

What Makes the Metal Fabrication Market Unique?

VARIETY OF PRODUCTS

HIGH DEGREE OF FLEXIBILITY

PRODUCTION COMPLEXITY

PRECISE EXECUTION

WorkWise ERP Software for Metal Fabrication Manufacturers

CHALLENGES FACED BY METAL FABRICATION & COMPONENT MANUFACTURERS
Competition
  • Low cost foreign competition
  • Need to retain and growing existing customers
  • Ability to offer variety to customers to counter price
Costs
  • Thin margins, can’t invest in equipment that is more productive
  • Continued downward product prices
  • Increasing and fluctuating raw material costs
  • Need to reduce overcapacity and cost
  • Accuracy of job costs must be improved
  • Need to improve speed to counter foreign low costs
  • Need to reduce operational costs
  • Need to reduce administrative costs
Complexity
  • Increasing product complexity
  • Moving from standard products to individualized products
  • Dependent on the demands of other industries
  • Production schedules that must match those of the customers
  • Difficulty in demand planning and forecasting
  • Short response times to changing product mix, demand and customer specifications
  • Need to collaborate with customers on product development life cycles
  • High level of documentation that must be managed and tracked
Productivity
  • Need to optimize capacity
  • Need to raise productivity
  • Need to better utilize all resources
  • Bottlenecks capacity must be increased
  • Reduce large inventories of raw materials and semi-finished product
  • Need to reduce setup times
  • Need to improve speed to counter foreign low costs
Quality
  • Fluctuating raw material prices
  • Unreliable suppliers
  • Poor delivery performance
  • Need to outsource
  • Need greater insights into supplier activities
WORKWISE ERP KEY FEATURES FOR METAL FABRICATION & COMPONENT MANUFACTURERS
Mixed Modes
  • Make to stock
  • Assemble to order
  • Build to order
  • Configure to order
  • Repeat and tweak
  • Engineer to order
Mixed Methods
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Kanban
  • MRP & MPS
  • JIT
  • 5s
  • MES
  • Role based manufacturing
  • TQM, Six Sigma, Kaizen
Manufacturing Execution
  • Visual scheduling
  • Shop Floor Control
  • Work in process manager
  • Asset utilization manager, CMMS/EAM
  • Mobile data collection
  • Kanban
  • Kaizen
  • 5s
  • Performance management
  • Human resources
  • Supply chain
  • Inventory management
  • Purchasing
  • Bill of material
  • Engineering change orders
  • JIT
Cost Management
  • Job cost
  • Standard cost
  • Planned vs. Actual
Production Planning
  • Material requirements planning
  • Master scheduling
  • Product configuration
  • Available to promise
  • Lot traceability
Customer Service
  • Quoting and estimating
  • Direct Fulfillment
  • eBusiness and collaboration
  • Customer relationship manager
Quality
  • Engineering change orders
  • Quality control
  • SPC
  • APQP
  • Supplier score carding
WORKWISE ERP SOFTWARE ADDITIONAL KEY FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
  • Role based screens and applications
  • Back flushing
  • Blanket purchase orders
  • Customer collaboration portal
  • Shop order explosion
  • Matrix bills
  • Rule base configurations
  • Features and options
  • What if … quotes
  • Multi-level pricing
  • Smooth forecast error
  • Substitutes and alternatives
  • Family forecasting
  • Multi-level quotes and estimates
  • Serialized inventory
WORKWISE ERP SOLUTION BENEFITS
  • Responsiveness to changing market demands
  • Ability to offer innovative approaches, products and prices for your customers
  • Control over the complex operations at every level
  • Improved efficiencies across all aspects of the organization
  • Extensive cost reductions (inventory, scrap, procurement) by integrating all aspects of the supply chain
  • Lower operational costs (errors, rescheduling, productivity)
  • Closely connected customer relationships and service
  • Leaner processes
  • Improved customer fulfillment
  • Higher quality

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