The widespread use of mobile devices and the internet has boosted interest in enterprise mobility across a range of industries. Also, this covers remote access to the workplace, productivity, and business process transformation. In order to ensure more efficient business operations in sectors like manufacturing, companies look for real-time, updated information sources like online or mobile apps.
This blog throws light on some of the critical challenges that a manufacturing sector could face, and how an enterprise mobile solution could be a gamechanger in plugging those challenges, while transforming their overall business landscape.
Challenges Faced by Manufacturing Industries
ERP often encounters common problems in the manufacturing industry. Certainly, your business deals with such issues too. Here are the top 8 challenges that a manufacturing industry needs to encounter to maintain its competitiveness in the market:
- Delay in manual updates to the data
- Poor inventory control and tracking
- Difficulty in meeting the compliance standards
- Lack of coordination between internal departments
- Delay in decision making
- Poor customer service
- Minimal cost savings and business process improvements
- Bad user experience
Enterprise Mobility for Manufacturing Industries
Let’s see how you can solve these challenges effortlessly with legacy ERP software and enterprise mobility.
1. Delay in Manual Updates to the Data
Currently, manual data entry in manufacturing centers is used for activities like shop floor, part details, and inventory audits. This method leads to low productivity, waste of time, and difficulty in tracking the data. Oracle Enterprise Mobility solutions, combined with data collection techniques like RFID and Barcode scan, have transformed decision-making. Errors are minimal with such solutions, and they can be easily corrected through mobile apps, saving resources. Companies can update the data in real-time with fewer manual instructions and track data with a click of a button, enabling real-time communication between these systems.
2. Poor Inventory Control and Tracking
Poor inventory control results in stock shortages, high lead times, overstocking, overbuying or underbuying of supplies to meet demand. Moreover, delays in inventory control negatively impact on customer satisfaction and the company’s costs. Oracle Enterprise Mobile solutions enable real-time inventory tracking, enabling faster stock replenishment and better inventory management.
3. Difficulty in Meeting the Compliance Standards
Companies face challenges in providing quality products and services while adhering to the industry and government regulations. Manual or legacy IT systems make compliance management difficult. However, company’s policies and regulatory guidelines complied via mobile apps reduces audit burden for enterprises. Real-time compliance management benefits enterprises subsequently.
4. Lack of Coordination Between the Internal Departments
Optimizing the company’s operations leads to customer satisfaction and long-term sustainability. By implementing mobile solutions and RFID technology, inter-departmental coordination is improved, accelerating receipt, back-order reporting, and inventory management.
“Stronger integration between internal departments helps companies in better responsiveness to its customers.”
5. Delay in Decision Making
Decision makers receive critical statistics and reports from their complex and expensive ERPs late due to delayed and inconsistent data collection. What use are these ERPs when the required information is not credible and readily available?
Managers often make improper decisions, resulting in high opportunity costs due to limited information or delays in access. Avoid bad decisions with real time information through mobile apps.
“Never wait for information. Let the information wait for you. Make it possible with Oracle Enterprise mobile solutions.”
6. Poor Customer Service
Ensure that the right person is allocated to the right problem with the right information by using mobile platforms combined with service apps. This improves customer service and mitigates the problem of service call cancellations or delays.
7. Low-cost Savings and Business Process Improvements
Mobile solutions aim to enhance business processes, improve information availability, and deliver higher shareholder value, cost savings, and productivity for organizations.
8. Bad User Experience
ERP tools are often used by employees, but they are clunky and quite unfriendly. After all, mobile solutions offer better user experience, productivity and is easy to customize. Mobile enterprise management apps could significantly impact production centers, sales, HR, and finance.
Leverage the industry’s widest application footprint to maximize mobility across manufacturing operations, including quality, production, warehousing, and time/labor.
Business Benefits of Mobile Transformation
- Business process innovation and operational improvement
- Product innovation & tracking
- Better resource management
- Improvements in productivity
- Better customer service
- Anywhere, anytime access to the required data without system dependence
Propel Apps, an award-winning enterprise mobility solutions provider, designs custom mobile strategies for organizations using Oracle and SAP ERPs. With over 100+ mobile app project implementation experience, Propel Apps helps organizations redefine business processes across various industries, including wholesale, retail, manufacturing, finance, transportation, and logistics.