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
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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of state-of-the-art ERP manufacturing software that can specifically
address the needs of manufacturers in the furniture industry.