Most producers are process driven and have largely automated their processes using ERP, which stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. A well-implemented ERP system can help you work more efficiently and make better decisions.

While an ERP system should only have advantages, ERP has become a curse for many companies. ERP implementations have a bad reputation of taking (too) long and making companies less flexible. Additionally, business processes are sometimes difficult to fit into the system, and thus expensive.

Human-oriented processes

Often, the implementation of an ERP system fails because the management team is making choices and employees on the work floor are confronted with these choices. These types of projects are often a delegated responsibility of the IT department with little support by the work floor.

An ERP system should be at service for your operational processes - and not vice versa. The success of your ERP project depends entirely on the (correct) use of the system by your employees, to service your customers. In EMAKERS' approach, enough attention is spent to understand the problems faced by your employees, in order to address them within your business’ goals.

A standard ERP system includes the most important processes in the area of Accounting, Purchasing, Logistics, Warehouse Management, Planning, Production and Sales. Each project starts by defining your most important goals per domain (also called Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs) and documenting the most important business processes.

A fast start with a predefined system

If your business processes are not yet defined precisely and further professionalization of your company is important to you on a short term, you can also choose to rely on EMAKERS’ experience.

EMAKERS has a predefined ERP system based on standard technology for the Food & Beverage, Health & Personal Care and Home & Garden sectors. In each predefined system, nuances can be made based on your type of business strategy: Operational Efficiency, Customer Intimacy or Product Leadership. We can add the necessary roles in the system for you and start immediately. Of course, in addition to the default values, company-specific settings can always be applied later on.

Combining your ERP system with other technology

When your ERP system is the digital ‘heart’ of your enterprise, for larger companies this means in practice that it should also be able to "talk" to other technologies. For example, with your CRM or WMS.

When you choose standard technology, the connection with other standard technology is usually not a problem or even already provided. For large companies, it is often necessary to study whether specific software, for example for planning and optimisation, will still add value to the organisation after implementing your new ERP.


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