In the fast-paced world of manufacturing and distribution, maintaining a competitive edge requires precision, efficiency, and seamless resource coordination. To tackle these challenges, businesses are embracing Sage Intacct’s new manufacturing solution, Sage Distribution and Manufacturing Operations (SDMO). SDMO is the only purpose-built, cloud native enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that simplifies complex business processes. This powerful software is designed to enhance various aspects of your business, allowing you to gain new levels of operational visibility to help drive growth, optimize processes, and boost customer satisfaction. With SDMO, you can ensure your business operates at peak efficiency, implementing lean processes that maximize resources, reduce unnecessary steps, and eliminate manual procedures. This will help improve workflows, and ultimately lead to enhanced productivity and product quality. Below discusses four key areas where your manufacturing and distribution business can benefit from implementing SDMO: 

1. On-time delivery:  

On-time delivery is a critical factor for the success of manufacturing and distribution businesses. Meeting delivery deadlines is often a key challenge due to various factors, including complexities of the supply chain, inventory management, production delays, and lack of visibility into resources. The consequences of missing a deadline will likely mean the loss of a customer, making it essential to overcome these challenges and ensure timely and reliable delivery to customers.  

With Sage’s Distribution and Manufacturing software, your business gains real-time visibility into the materials you have in stock, ensuring accurate inventory tracking and efficient stock management. The software’s advanced dashboards allow you to track and manage the bill of materials to establish smooth and timely operations. The solution is equipped with widgets that allow you to seamlessly build customized dashboards containing work order and production information, enabling you to view your whole production schedule and make changes as needed. These tools can help your business maintain the proper level of inventory with real-time updates and progress tracking, facilitating seamless coordination and faster decision-making to help you achieve on-time delivery for customers.  

2. Scheduling Resources  

Delays and inefficiencies in resource scheduling can lead to production bottlenecks, missed deadlines, and dissatisfied customers. Manufacturing businesses often struggle with coordinating complex schedules involving machines, equipment, and a diverse workforce. While distribution businesses face the challenge of managing inventory and coordinating material handling activities. 

SDMO’s advanced platform fosters efficient resource scheduling and work order management, leading to improved production line balance and operational efficiency. With SDMO’s advanced platform, ensure the most effective use of resources by viewing all work orders in a calendar-like view on one screen. The software is equipped with drag and drop capabilities, enabling you to seamlessly reschedule and adjust resources as needed. 

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3. Allocations  

Allocations in the manufacturing and distribution space refer to the strategic assignment of resources, materials, or products to various tasks, projects, or activities. Traditional methods of resource allocation may lack real-time visibility into operations, often relying on time-consuming, manual processes.  

With SDMO, you can improve allocations and ensure resources and materials are distributed in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, ultimately optimizing operations. The platform’s work order management system enables you to create, track, and manage work orders for your manufacturing processes, guaranteeing that all tasks are completed on time and within budget. SDMO’s intuitive dashboards and advanced tracking capabilities provide you full visibility into your operations, allowing you to minimize waste and maximize efficiency.   

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4. MRP Processes  

Material Requirements Planning (MRP) is a vital process in manufacturing and distribution, helping businesses plan, procure, and manage materials effectively to ensure efficient production, minimize costs, and meet customer demand. 

SDMO allows you to easily track inventory levels, anticipate demand, and order the materials you need to keep operations running smoothly. With the platform’s multi-level MRP calculations, you can include sub-assemblies and their components in the calculation. This guarantees that all appropriate raw materials are ordered, as well as ensures sub-assembly work orders are created as needed.  

Learn More about SDMO with CompuData  

As a trusted Sage partner with two decades of experience in manufacturing and distribution, CompuData understands the unique operational needs of the manufacturing industry and can provide you with a roadmap for implementing SDMO. At CompuData, we have a proven track record of successfully delivering ERP solutions to our manufacturing clients. By leveraging our deep industry knowledge and expertise, we can guide you through the landscape of new modern solutions and help you achieve your manufacturing business goals. 

To learn more about Sage Distribution and Manufacturing Operations and how your business can strengthen business operations, email us!  

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Author: Mariarose Johndrow

Mariarose is the Enterprise Software Consultant at CBIZ CompuData. She has over 4 years implementing Sage Intacct and over 30 years of accounting and finance experience. Mariarose has worked in a diverse range of industries, where she has built a comprehensive understanding of accounting and financial reporting, improved efficiencies, and automated business processes.