If you could describe the ideal ERP system for your sheet plant, what would it contain?
What we have learned from our extensive experience in the sector is that the answer to this question will be different for each and every sheet plant.
For some plants the main concern is streamlining estimating procedures and getting quotes out as quickly and efficiently as possible. For others the priority is efficient and flexible production planning. Or it might be knowing exactly what you have in stock and where it is to be found. In all cases the basic requirements will be for a system that is comprehensive and user-friendly; keeps track of all data; automatically adjusts figures for cost, value, quantity, location and all the other countless variables; provides real time accurate information.
But here’s the rub: how you manage, for example, your purchasing, may well not be how another plant does things. And you surely have your own way of preparing your quotes, dealing with customer orders, planning your production, managing your stock, organising your shipments….
So how do we square this particular circle? How do we produce a system that is everyone’s ideal?
Because at KMSS we are very aware that there are as many ways to operate a sheet plant as there are sheet plants, the underlying principle in developing our system has always been to build in as much flexibility as possible.
So whether you want to print and mail purchase orders, or email them, or have automatic purchasing set up, we can do that. If you want to control stock by pallet PINs we can do that, but if you don’t then we can accommodate that too. If you have 17 different quotes to prepare for a customer you can do them in a flash without having to re-input the same information over and over again for each quote. You can input your own styles, you don’t have to work from a fixed style library. And if you are part of a group, and need a system that can accommodate intra-group transactions, then we can do that too.
I could go on, but I won’t. if anything you have read has struck a chord, then get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly discuss how our system can work for you.