As a demand-driven manufacturer, you know how crucial up-to-date information is. But when shop floor data is collected with pen and paper, then transferred manually to multiple databases that aren’t always connected, you risk having your data uploaded after it’s needed. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions can ease data integration. But first, separate the myths from the facts of bridging ERP and the shop floor.
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worse, batch transfers perpetuate time lags and inaccuracies across your supply chain, resulting in problems such as excess inventory, carrying costs, and lost productivity. Manufacturers might also believe that the more complex a solution, the better it will be in solving shop floor integration issues. An MES system, for example, may be complex with feature-rich process monitoring tools, but do you need a separate system to monitor process when the machines you're running have extensive process monitors