ERP: The Solution to Constantly Putting out Fires

Sometimes in manufacturing, the business can feel like it is in control instead of you. You are constantly reacting to issues and scrambling to pull things together to meet your latest deadline. Then another disaster hits, and the cycle begins all over again.

When you are always putting out fires, it is difficult to see the big picture of what is going wrong. It may feel like teams can’t get along or production is always behind, but it is hard to understand why.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) allows you to prevent problems and gives you data insights to plan for the future. Instead of reacting to problems, you can create a business strategy that stops issues from occurring in the first place, allows you to rapidly respond to the challenges that do arise, and sets your organization up for success.

Inventory Management

When you have the right ERP, inventory management becomes so much easier. Inventory is essential for your workers to complete orders. If they don’t have the parts they need, they will never be able to execute orders on time, no matter how good your other systems are.

With Infor CloudSuite Industrial (CSI), you gain integrated warehouse controls for finding inventory, tracking real-time inventory levels, and staying up to date on transactions. Instead of letting items expire, CSI is designed to allow you to use a First In, First Out (FIFO) system with their FIFO Costing Method. With CSI, it becomes simple to know what you have, what you need, and automatically restock items (even when managing inventory for multiple facilities). Never halt production because items are out of stock again.

As a one-stop shop, we offer Infor CloudSuite consulting for those who want to take their business to the next level. Gain a complete ERP solution for all your software needs, including integrations, infrastructure support, hosting, disaster recovery, and more.

Maximize Machinery

Like inventory, manufacturers cannot function without their essential equipment. To stop major issues from developing, you need to take care of expensive machinery and enable it to run optimally.  

How is your equipment running? When will it need to be serviced or replaced? You should be able to answer those questions within moments with your ERP. Using sensors to track key equipment metrics, you can see for yourself if your machinery is running the way you would expect. If it seems to be overheating or working less than optimally, does it need to be cleaned? Are workers following proper equipment procedures?

With real-time data insights, you can pinpoint the source of problems quickly when something is amiss. Your ERP can also send out automated notifications to managers about equipment performance to make it easier for them to keep track of all your machinery. This prevents problems from escalating into expensive repairs or a forced downtime. You can also schedule preventative maintenance right from your system, taking your job schedule into consideration to cause the least amount of disruption possible. An ERP consultant can support you in maximizing your equipment maintenance with ERP. With 25 years’ experience, Datix can tailor your ERP solution to meet your exact needs and increase your competitive advantage.


Job scheduling is one of the best ways to be proactive with your calendar. Instead of thinking small, you can coordinate completing tasks that require the same equipment at the same time. By maximizing your efficiency, you will be able to do more in a shorter period of time.

Sometimes, companies find themselves repeatedly stuck between missing deadlines for customers or requiring overtime for their employees. If this is the case, then you might have a labor allocation problem and an ERP can help.

ERPs like CloudSuite Industrial offer real-time data insights and complete data transparency. This allows you to spot slowdowns in your processes, including those caused by labor shortages. If projects grind to a halt because of inspection, for instance, then you may need to hire or train more inspectors. Removing bottlenecks in your business processes will dramatically free up time and remove the strain from your workers.

Scheduling doesn’t need to be overwhelming or indecipherable. Our consultants will work with you every step of the way throughout your ERP transformation so you can maximize outcomes. Discover how working with Datix could revitalize your organization.

Wrap Up

Once your organization is free from the cycle of constantly responding to major challenges, you will finally have time to respond to the opportunities around you. You will be able to go after bigger whales, close more deals, and inspire your team with a new vision for the future. Take your business to the next level with an ERP solution by Datix.

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About Datix

With over two decades in the industry, Datix is the ERP consultant of choice for manufacturers and distributors. We believe in “being the best with the best” and look for partners who match our commitment to solving real issues and doing what it takes. Our in-depth analysis of our clients and their business needs allows us to maximize their software investments to the fullest.

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