A plastics ERP software package will efficiently manage a process and repetitive based manufacturing environment that is real-time and fully integrated with other functional areas such as sales, inventory, and accounting. The manufacturing functionality will be at the forefront of the ERP selection process with considerable attention given to an ERP vendor’s ability to plan and schedule multiple tools, dies and stampings. Consumption factors such as scrap rates and regrind will also need to be accounted for as the master production schedule builds up a graphical calendar for equipment such as injection molders, extruders, compounders and thermoformers.

Plastics Software Requirements

  • Process and repetitive manufacturing
  • Tool and die management
  • Multi-level bill of materials
  • Engineering change notices (ECN’s)
  • Yielding
  • Scrap rate and regrind management
  • Lot control and property tracking
  • Shelf life and expiration date management
  • Non-conformance tracking
  • Certificates of conformance
  • Audit trails
Panorama’s ERP consultants are aware of the potential pitfalls of ERP selection projects and can help hedge against project cost overruns, software that is misaligned with business needs, and lack of return on investment. The ERP team has industry specific expertise that helps facilitate a successful ERP selection project and measurable business improvements.