Significant number of employees involved in the printing process;
The number of operations/production phases can be large;
Wide range of materials.
Based on these positions, a need to use a business system that can administer, control and inform about all important parameters arises. Recently, our team at ERP.Agency has successfully implemented several projects in printing houses and has gained excellent experience and references in this industry.
The business system of the printing house must provide:
Effective procedures for bid preparation and sales management;
Resource planning (machinery and staff);
Optimization of work orders by machines (order planning);
Written instructions (work orders) for employees, which determine resources, tools, materials, production operations, technological procedures and precautions;
Standardization of operations and creation of a bonus scheme for employees;
Monitoring the profitability of each transaction.
The control process in the printing houses allows for early detection of bottlenecks, lack of materials or defines the need for re-planning of work orders according to the conditions of production. The control allows analysis and comparison of the planned and actual production costs and thus the calculation of the actual cost. Of course, the control process allows monitoring of employees and their compliance with the norms, and hence their pay according to the results.
The quality business system in the printing houses is the basis of their success. The available and timely information in modern printing houses is essential to meet the expectations of customers, employees and management.
What did our team do in order to answer these requirements?
Our team at ERP.Agency developed its own modules used in printing houses, which increase the efficiency of operations and administration of production. The need for warehouse management must be highlighted. That is why we designed the Warehouse Management solution which successfully manages micro locations and is used on PDA devices, fully integrated with the business system.
List of common problems
No written work orders with instructions, sketches, precautions and operations;
Remuneration of employees is not based on measurable parameters;
Stocks of materials, especially smaller quantities, often remain in stock for years;
Potential of machines and employees is not used optimally;