The manufacturing sector needs usually to manage integrated product lifecycle starting from the related design,
the sales, the materials procurement, up to the production following times and to the company profitability.
The costs and resource optimization and rationalization of all these processes could represent the most important
company competitiveness factor in the competence market. An addition stimulus could come from the reduction of the
supply chain through a full integration and information sharing among all the actors, both end customers and
supplier/subcontractors. In this way flexibility and service quality have the possibility to increase and certainly
this represent a success for the Manufacturing companies, because it prepares them to face the continuous market challenges.

In this context the Fluentis ERP solution represents a necessary support for organizing again and optimizing decision-making
processes. At the same time it helps the company to rationalize costs, to control the production efficiency, to rationalize
warehouse stocks, to control the quality of products and suppliers and to organize profit. This sector is made up of different
types of companies, which manage their business through the use of various production strategies. Some of them realize Make to
Stock
products and the others realize Make to Order products.The strong expertise of Fluentis gives the possibility to determine
a meticulous work method, also called “Agile method”, in order to better develop and control the implementation project together
with a low TCO and a faster return on investment.

The Fluentis ERP Manufacturing solution has a proper MES (Manufacturing Execution System), that enables the user to
combine the optimization and flexibility of production and logistical processes together with the procurement and
availability of materials and production resources
. The MES area is made up of ATP (Available To Promise) algorithms in
supporting with the sales area, MRP I and II in order to optimize the materials procurement and resources efficiency,
CRP (Capacity Resource Planning) for the management of work centers load represented by specific Gantt diagrams. The
possibility to have integrated solutions (as for example Business Intelligence) supports the monitoring of the efficiency
index, by increasing the prediction and control capability in the company. Furthermore it is possible to activate the
integration of PDM systems
and increase the efficiency of the technical office by obtaining automatically from Fluentis
the technical data coming from CAD and at the same time by centralizing the information and the management of the whole
product lifecycle.

Fluentis ERP operates even in the quality area, by improving the control on the incoming materials and by activating
the traceability of control activities and measuring on the final products. In order to manage correctly suppliers and
in order to have an optimization of procurements, the purchase area has specific features. Fluentis ERP makes available
to the purchase office all the information necessary to a right selection of the procurement according to various evaluation
parameters as for example: price, procurement lead time, supplier evaluation.

Specific features are then able to develop the internal and external logistical efficiency thanks to the use of a Wi-Fi WMS
with integrated touch screen devices in support of a greater flexibility and speed together with information in real
time and reduction of errors. In particular procedures intervene in the processes automation of materials load and unload,
in the optimization of picking and of materials storage logics, in the acceleration of the orders execution and goods receipt.

The lots and serial numbers management for a complete production traceability represents one of the most critical factors
as warranty to the production quality. The native CRM application has the double goal to organize the pre-sales first and then
to improve the sales process thanks to the use of innovative tools, which enables the user to have always information about
customers, prospects and to supervise constantly business opportunities. In addition it is possible to activate the product
configurator
, which optimizes the management of the business offer by giving at the same time a better service quality to the customer.

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