» VIEW ALL POSTS Mar 11 2008   10:08AM GMT

Process manufacturers: A guide to ERP functionality



Posted by: JackDanahy
Tags:
CRM
erp
SAP
srm

A new report from Aberdeen Research discovered that best-in-class process manufacturers tend to take specific approaches to their ERP strategy by deploying:

  • ERP that provides integrated order entry, procurement, planning and production, and financial management.
  • CRM, logistics, and delivery management systems integrated with manufacturing operations [themselves owned by ERP].
  • Forward and backward traceability.
  • Attribute-based rules and routing.
  • Supplier compliance and collaboration.
  • Enterprise Asset Management (EAM).

Being a good process manufacturer isn’t as simple as your ERP strategy, but the best process manufacturers do indeed have a recognizable approach to ERP characterized by the action points above.

Aberdeen adds that sound business process discipline, knowledge management, performance management, and reporting (e.g. for regulatory reasons) also characterize best-in-class process manufacturers.

SAP was one of the Aberdeen report’s sponsors.

Demir Barlas, Site Editor

 Comment on this Post

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: