Furniture manufacturers have several important characteristics:
Small production batches (small number of finished products from one batch);
Large number of employees involved in the production process;
The number of operations/stages of production can be significant;
Large range of raw materials.
Based on these positions, it is clear that of business system that can administer, control and inform the production processes for all important parameters is necessary. Over the years, the team of ERP Agency has successfully implemented several projects in furniture companies and gained excellent experience and recommendations in the industry.
Administration of processes in furniture manufacturing
The administration of the production process must allow:
Planning of resources (machines and employees);
Planning of materials;
Optimization of machine work (production time);
Written instructions (work orders) for employees, which determine resources, tools, materials, production operations, technological process and protective measures;
Standardization of operations and payment of bonuses for the achieved result.
The process of control in furniture factories allows early detection of “bottlenecks”, lack of raw materials or determines the need to re-plan work orders according to production conditions. The control also allows analysis/comparison between planned and actual production costs and thus calculation of real production costs. The control process also enables employees to monitor compliance with the norms and thus reward them according to the results achieved.
System requirements in furniture manufacturing
Business systems must provide quality information for all production processes as well. Timely and accessible information in modern funiture manufacturing companies is essential to meet the expectations of customers, employees and management.
What did our team do in order to answer these requirements?
The team of ERP Agency together with www.incom.mk has developed custom modules, used in furmiture manufacturing companies. Modules increased the work and administration efficiency of production. Special emphasis should we placed on warehouse management. It satisfies the need with the Warehouse Management solution, which successfully manages micro - locations, variants, etc. and is used on PDAs fully integrated with the business system.
The digitalization of the production process is a step that must be taken by all production companies. Over the years, our team has worked on a number of digitalization projects in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Serbia, Slovenia and has helped many companies to improve their business processes. We would like to share this experience with you. Your business can be more profitable once you apply this experience.
List of common problems
There are no written work orders, with instructions, blueprints, precautions and operations;
Employee remuneration is not based on measurable parameters;
Stocks, especially smaller quantities of different fabrics, often remain in stock for years;
Machines and employees are not used optimally;
Unknown real production price.
Successful implementation in a furniture manufacturing company