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Software for Process Manufacturers

At the core of your process manufacturing operation is a formula or recipe. Formulas and recipes are what make your product different from other manufacturers. A traditional assembly or BOM manufacturing solution doesn’t fit your business. Keeping your formula or recipe secure, consistent, and accessible helps ensure ongoing quality products. Critical aspects such as your formula, routing, ingredients, unit of measure, and pricing are usually what the process manufacturing solution is tailored around.

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Process Manufacturing Software

Process manufacturing is common in the food, beverage, chemical, cosmetics, paint, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, and biotechnology industries. A process manufacturing solution combines your machines, tools, and resources to maximize efficiencies in your manufacturing process. A process manufacturing solution can save you time, enhance production capacity, and give you greater command over inventory and forecasting.

A process manufacturing solution can be part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, or it can potentially be added to your existing financial system (3rd party). And some general manufacturing solutions can be configured to the needs of a process or batch manufacturer.

Gaining Better Control of Your Production Process

The most critical aspect of a process manufacturing solution revolves around inventory control. Typically managing different units of measure. Traditionally when you put your product together you most likely can’t take it apart which distinguishes how raw materials and inventory are tracked and planned for. Your raw materials are typically measured by weight and/or volume. And the quantity and quality of those raw materials can sometimes be unpredictable which can cause variances in loss and production. A process manufacturing system can help optimize production by better identifying a critical path. Most manufacturing processes have delays in between stages. The system can help match needed ingredients or materials to the times they are required. This can help save you time and money with timelier inventory purchases. It can also help reduce waste for necessary or expiring ingredients with a limited shelf life with expiration tracking. The system can help track ingredients from supplier to end-of-life. And lot management can help with traceability and compliance allowing you to track lot information along key stages from order receipt to end user.

A process manufacturing focused system should allow for units of conversion in measurement. That will allow you to better track inventory levels for order processing, receiving, and batch production. The system should allow you to track for yield variances for actual versus expected yield for each batch. This will allow you to set standards or user thresholds to help with quality control so that you know if variances are so large that you can intervene or alert regulatory agencies.

Your inventory and batches can really be traced back to 4 areas of focus where a solution geared towards process manufacturing can really shine (ingredients, delivery, capacity, & packaging).

  • Ingredient- This ties in with raw materials or ingredient inventory. Matches your batch size to the available quantities of your ingredients or raw materials on hand. This can help you reduce inventory costs by eliminating unnecessary inventory or better timing with orders from suppliers.
  • Delivery- This ties in with your supply network. Match your batch size to the amount on order plus the quantity of inventory you keep on hand. This can help reduce your cycle time and profitably deliver what your customer wants when they want it.
  • Capacity- Match batch size to the capacity that you can produce. This can help with administrative costs, production output, and can potentially reduce overhead. Get the full picture on how capacity affects your total production costs. This information can give you great insight to the exact value/benefit added capacity bring you. Can you take on more orders?
  • Packaging- Match your batch size to the finished product that can be packaged with materials on hand. This can also help you reduce inventory costs.

Formulation & Recipe Management

The system should include some functionality regarding recipe management, including ingredient substitution. Recipe management can help eliminate errors commonly found in manually generated recipes. Recipe management can even allow you to formulate products to individual customer specifications and produce customized batches. It can allow you to break down recipes into sub mixes or interim stages into a graphical view. You can also track the execution of batches and calculate finished product costs based on the defined ingredients. The system can even help traceability allowing you stay in compliance as ingredients and suppliers change. And you should be able to produce several reports giving you stats and insight on individual ingredient use, formula consistency, batch history, stock control, and production yield.

You may want to keep your ingredients encoded to keep recipes secret. Some formulas can be quite complex. And there are often multiple levels in one bill of materials based on the materials that go into the final product. Added security can help with accessibility, consistency, and ensuring quality.

Gain a Competitive Advantage

While many manufacturers can rely on an assembly and interchangeable and consistent parts, process manufacturing companies typically gain a competitive advantage with an ERP solution through their formula or recipe. For all manufacturing companies the pressures of the global economy require a constant commitment to establishing competitive advantages. Process manufacturing software provides a streamlined approach to production and inventory that can provide you significant advantages over the competition. The ability to gain better control of production increases profitability, reduces costs and lead times, minimizes risk, utilizes technology to bring your products to the market faster, and leverages information resources to allow you to make more informed decisions.

Popular Process Manufacturing Software Products

Looking for software for your process manufacturing business? Over the years, we’ve helped match thousands of businesses just like yours with great software. Below you can check out a list of the options most commonly considered by others in your industry. Browse for fits or let us help you find the best choices for your needs.

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  • ALERE Manufacturing by TIW Technology

    ALERE Manufacturing is designed specifically for order driven and make-to-stock manufacturers. It includes all the day-to-day functionality that you might expect in a sophisticated manufacturing package. What you might not expect are the carefully...

  • MISys Manufacturing by MISys

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  • ECi M1 by ECi Software Solutions

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  • JAMS(JAAS Advanced Manufacturing Software) by JAAS Systems

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    Smallmfg is a fully integrated, multi-user, manufacturing and accounting system. The intuitive user interface makes it easy to use and understand, while behind the scenes the program utilizes powerful algorithms. If you manufacture products we...

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  • ManuDyn Cloud 9 by ManuDynUSA

    ManuDyn Cloud9 is a web-based, MRP2 solution specifically designed for Job Shop manufacturers. From its beginnings in 1987, the ManuDyn family of manufacturing solutions has encompassed all of the necessary management, administrative &...

  • MISys Small Business Manufacturing (SBM) by MISys

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    Manufacturing Vision is a closed loop MRP II system designed for small to mid sized manufacturers. * Designed specifically for discrete, process or job shop/made to order manufacturer * Product Structures for Discrete Manufacturers * Unique...

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    The integration of COSS Manufacturing with award winning accounting software packages provides you with a feature rich integrated ERP solution. COSS delivers flexible front-to-back solutions that operate as one complete integrated solution. In...

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  • DP&C Suites by DP&C Enterprises

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  • Catalyst Manufacturing by Catalyst Manufacturing

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  • ISOlution by Intera Systems

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    PTC Windchill offers comprehensive capabilities to help manufacturers manage their products through all phases of the product lifecycle. Its robust, high-performing architecture was designed for today's global environment. As the central...

  • MARS MRP for Microsoft Business Solutions by Greg Frazier, CPA, PLLC

    MARS is an acronym for Material and Assembly Requirements Scheduling. This is an add-on module for the Microsoft Business Solutions Dynamics GP product line and Small Business Financials (SBF). The MARS Module enhances your accounting software...

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  • JobOps by Synergistic Software Solutions

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  • MasterTools ‑ Manufacturing by Online Computing

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  • DataSelf BI by DataSelf

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