When a customer makes the decision to purchase a piece of furniture, it usually has been a long time in the making—trips to one store after another, color and fabric comparisons, room measurements, and more. But when the purchase is finally made, customers expect a fast turnaround with their piece arriving in perfect condition and just as ordered.
To meet these demands and compete in today’s Furniture and Fixtures marketplace, furniture manufacturers are turning to ERP manufacturing software to enhance product design and streamline operations, from order processing to customer service management. No longer considered an added expense, manufacturing ERP systems provide furniture companies with the ability to make significant improvements to inventory and supply chain management, while supporting better customer service, reducing costs and experience ROI quickly.
Using an inadequate system to track critical inventory levels inevitably leads to lost or duplicate materials, which, in turn, results in a host of additional troubles—longer turnaround times for customers, an accumulation of inventory you don’t need, and a big hit to your bottom line.
Furniture manufacturers rely on manufacturing ERP systems to track inventory easily and accurately to avoid obsolete and duplicate pieces, reducing raw and finished goods inventory. Additionally, furniture ERP manufacturing software gets detailed order information to the plant floor immediately, eliminating processing delays. Furniture companies have immediate visibility to accurate raw materials inventory in any warehouse or plant, or to suppliers' warehouses, along with the ability to transfer or order materials quickly in response to production needs.Manufacturing ERP systems allow furniture manufactures to create better partnerships with suppliers. Automated processes for requesting RFQs and processing change orders through electronic queues make it easier to collaborate throughout the supply chain. Companies can use these new efficiencies to measure supplier performance and help drive costs down.
In any business, customer satisfaction can determine whether a company succeeds or fails. Furniture and Fixture manufacturers rely on manufacturing ERP systems to meet customers’ expectations for accurate order processing, fast delivery, and improved product quality. Companies can quickly generate quotes with details of customer-specific product configuration and pricing. Before a quote is given or an order is committed, the custom or configured product is checked against supply, production and engineering resource availability—ensuring the product can be made on time and to the customer's specific needs.
ERP manufacturing software business intelligence enables furniture manufacturers to analyze each production run to establish total cost. This information aids management in critical planning and decision making, such as determining production-planning estimates and pinpointing where adjustments should be made.
Automated processes for tracking and managing inventory, determining complex pricing, and minimizing turnaround times—among many other improvements—help furniture manufacturers meet customer demands efficiently while reducing costs.
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