Scope and course of implementation of the ERP system (2)
Changes have also taken place in logistics. Thanks to them it is possible to determine on what basis the system should calculate storage needs. This requires the addition of data such as the expected waiting time for the stock or its minimum stock. In this way, the system suggests the moment when the level of inventory is low. It tells you that you need to purchase the right amount of goods and indicates the default supplier. This influenced the quick return on investment in the ERP system.
Important changes for the company were introduced in the production that forms the basis of the company’s operations. The implementation partner made the first part of the work related to its ordering. Manufacturing BOMs were introduced. They set the whole production process – they allow you to plan, control and keep up the costs. They also allow you to collect all production-related documents in one place.
Therefore, the partner implemented the system in all the most important areas, training the IT department at the same time. After acquiring sufficient competence, the weight of further development and matching of the system to internal requirements fell entirely on the customer.
So this process is assessed by the head of IT: we have a unique business where certain processes (especially in terms of production) are very complex. So we came up with the assumption that it would be easier and cheaper for us to train our IT professionals than to outsource these problems to our partners. In many areas, what we have received from a partner is not necessarily a solution to painful problems, but knowledge of how to solve these problems yourself. However, the flexible ERP tool allows us to easily modify the system to meet our needs.
The IT department of the company has made. expansion of production functionality. The company is often a general contractor of works. It not only supplies the equipment it produces, but must coordinate the subcontractor’s work related to its installation (eg construction of access roads). At some stage of the implementation, it turned out that the production in the company is so advanced that it can not fit in the system as easily as we previously assumed. No less thanks to the fact that our IT specialists were very well trained, we created additional functionality in the ERP system, which made this key element of our business.
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