Enterprise Resource Planning Supports Advanced Discrete Manufacturing

Sep 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM

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In advanced discrete manufacturing, you need many things. You need visibility, fast production and resources. If you don’t have all of this, you have a higher probability for experiencing issues with production. That’s where ERP comes into play. You get more done, with less effort and more visibility into your production environment. Let’s take a look at it now and see how ERP helps advanced discrete manufacturing stay productive.

Enterprise Resource Management Helps Advanced Discrete Manufacturing

With warehouse systems, what areas are the best to improve? Let’s take a closer look:

• Poor inventory accuracyAdvanced discrete manufacturing requires a consistent view of what you have to complete work. If you don’t, you can’t forecast or even know how much work you can take on. That doesn’t even take into consideration the need for pinpoint accuracy of your inventory.This is where ERP would help manufactures know, on a consistent basis, where, how much and needs of inventory for the organization. It’s tracked, numbered and alerts you when you need more. This is critical to maintain shop floor productivity.

• Insufficient capacity – Resources and more resources. That’s what many manufactures that practice advanced discrete manufacturing need. Although they need them, it’s not always easy to see if they need more. After all, you do have to run a business.Again, with enterprise resources planning, you know where and what resources exist. If you need more, you already know and that’s when you can advert a possible problem with resources for your production schedule.

• Limited production visibility – On the shop floor, you need to know what’s happening. If your production times are off or you’re resources need help, how do you know? Yes, there is a way for us in advanced discrete manufacturing.With ERP, you have a wide view of your production schedule and resources. If you have a problem or if even if you are ahead of schedule, you already know. No limited visibility– just an eye on your entire shop floor.

Advanced discrete manufacturing requires many things, including an eye on your production, shop floor and knowing if you need help. With ERP, you don’t need to guess; you already know.

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Luciano Cunha

Luciano Cunha

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) For Luciano, being responsible for To-Increase’s global sales and marketing means unleashing the company’s insight, innovation, and creativity to tell our story and help customers achieve their goals. On the road much of the time, he travels the world to meet with customers, understand their challenges and ambitions, and find the most effective ways to help them advance. Luciano develops and mentors our marketing and sales team, and creates strategies to help the To-Increase worldwide partner channel thrive and grow.
Making Customer Needs the Main Business Driver Luciano and his team have daily conversations with the To-Increase research and development organization to bring customers’ requirements and concerns into the road maps and design of our solutions. Luciano brings his insight to the marketing group to make sure the company’s communications resonate with customers and speak directly to their experience.
“I’m awed by customers’ innovative spirit in taking business management technology past its limits and by their generosity in letting us participate and empower them. I hope to transform our organization to become even more customer-centric than we are today. That means making more resources available to spend productive time with both our customers and partners, so we can ensure that we place into customer businesses effective solutions that fit the evolutionary stage of their operation and the way their people and processes work.”
Empowering a Global Channel
Because To-Increase only sells through partners, readying the channel to be successful in helping customers is a business-critical effort. Luciano aims to meet partners where their interests are. Partners who consider the relationship with To-Increase strategic can rely on our industry specialists to work with them as they plan their growth and serve customers. If partners prefer a less collaborative relationship, they still receive the rich To-Increase expertise and resources to ensure they win the business, perform a successful deployment, and retain a satisfied customer. In working with partners and their customers, Luciano brings to bear his experience of many years of creating successful, customer-focused business development and marketing strategies in many of the world’s countries and regions.
Enabling Customer Success in Challenging Business Environments
Looking into the near future, Luciano expects that customers will continue to expect To-Increase to help them make business sense of unfolding trends and technologies. For example, the internet of things (IoT) will thoroughly revolutionize manufacturing, engineering, and supply chains. Big data will be meaningful and valuable when decision-makers can use technology solutions to transform it into actionable business intelligence that supports key roles and business processes. Mobility will help companies become digital enterprises and move business processes forward from any location, at any time. Team To-Increase harnesses innovation to help customers translate the promise of these technologies into business results.
Before his current role, Luciano for several years was one of To-Increase’s global industry directors, responsible for our industry solutions. His experience also spans more than 17 years in IT and manufacturing management roles. These positions took him into various areas at IBM Brazil, serving as product manager for several software development companies, and included working in senior management at a manufacturing organization in the U.S.
Luciano is married with two young children. Away from work, he enjoys participating in a soccer class together with his son and daughter as well as taking relaxing walks in natural environments with his family.

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