Anyone running a business knows that some degree of uncertainty is normal. Evaluating risks is simply something that owners and managers have to do regularly. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an economic crisis that is unlike anything seen in recent history. It has forced manufacturers to make swift and dramatic changes to adjust to the new reality. Production and inventory management software offers multiple benefits, including full visibility over your entire operation, so you can make the best decisions in these unprecedented times.
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Manufacturers Familiar With Ups and Downs of Business
Manufacturers are no strangers to fluctuating conditions that affect the business’ day-to-day functions and ultimately its bottom line. They regularly deal with the following:
- Interruptions in the supply chain
- Machinery maintenance or repairs
- Lack of predictability in demand from customers
- Ongoing challenge of difficulty finding talent
Each one of these challenges has a different effect on a manufacturing business. All of them require owners and managers to think of viable solutions quickly.
COVID-19 Presents New Issues for Manufacturers
The challenges listed above are to be expected when running a manufacturing business. The coronavirus pandemic is like nothing any of us have ever seen before. It presents an entirely new set of challenges.
- Self-isolation and Social Distancing Further Limits Workforce
You may already be experiencing the challenge of filling warehouse job positions. If any of your employees have become ill with COVID-19 and have to self-isolate or your workers have to practice social distancing, it affects the number of people working at one time.
- Uncertainty in Supply Chain
Quantities may be limited on raw materials or supplies you rely on for your manufacturing processes. There may be delays in receiving what quantities are available.
- Shipping Delays
Shippers are reporting delays to their regular delivery schedules for many items. It makes sense that if there is a delay in the upstream supply chain, it will filter downstream. Orders will be delayed in reaching customers due to the same types of labor issues affecting the manufacturing sector, consumers ordering more products online, and the bottleneck created from manufacturers’ orders moving through the pipeline—albeit more slowly than usual.
Scanco Production and Inventory Management Software Brings Your Business into Focus
The best way to deal with the uncertainty of the current business climate is to arm yourself with knowledge. Now is not the time to guess or make any assumptions. You want to focus on facts and managing your customers’ expectations appropriately. Sage Production Management is a powerful software package that gives you everything you need to keep your business squarely into focus.
- Cloud-based Software can get up and running quickly.
Since Sage Production Management is web-based, your team can get access to it quickly. There is no waiting for software to be delivered and uploaded to your system.
- The software eliminates inventory management errors.
Keeping a close eye on inventory levels and ensuring that raw materials are ordered when needed is crucial during uncertain times. You can count on Scanco’s production and inventory management software to track inventory levels and generate purchase orders when needed.
- It is customizable and scalable, to meet your needs today and tomorrow.
We don’t know how long the pandemic will last. We can be confident that this situation will not last forever. Sage Production Management is a customizable solution that will fit your manufacturing company’s needs today. It is also flexible and scalable so that it can change and grow with your company.
Would you like to learn more about Sage Production Management from Scanco? We also offer custom solutions to manufacturers of all sizes coping with these challenging times. Contact us online or call (330) 645-9959 to schedule an appointment with a Scanco Solutions Expert.