Manufacturing

Are you constantly looking for ways to drive efficiency? Would streamlined processes keep your costs down? Are you already doing this while improving customer service and profitability? Aptean's manufacturing technology empowers those who need to manage complex processes across the enterprise.

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Forward looking manufacturers need ways to improve efficiency and profitability. They look at ways to better manage inventory, increase productivity, improve quality, and reduce lead times. This requires coordination across the entire enterprise, from the back office to production. With everyone working in sync, they can react sooner and more effectively to fluctuations in demand, competitors, and supply chain issues.

However, it is important to find software that fits your industry and your business. At Aptean, we understand that no two industries are alike: and no two businesses are alike; that is why we offer options designed around an understanding of the core challenges. In short-we know manufacturing.

Aptean offers several options for manufacturers to meet their unique requirements for managing every business process, regardless of industry. 

How Aptean helps you in Manufacturing Execution

In today's competitive environment manufacturers need to shave every cent they can from their costs per unit. This means being able to see production issues as they arise and act upon them immediately in order to impact the current shift's output. Our Factory MES solution transforms manufacturing performance on the factory floor by empowering people to make real-time actionable decisions. 

Factory MES

Who it’s for

For process and discrete manufacturers in the food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical and automotive industries with either single or multi-plant site operations, Factory MES provides shop floor data in real-time, allowing operators to act immediately to improve and become accountable for their individual and team performance.

How it’s different

Factory MES is a purpose-built packaged application, designed for specific industries, which requires no customisation and is typically deployed in less than six weeks per factory. This ensures a higher probability of success, shorter time to benefits and the flexibility needed to support growth and change. Different to other MES systems our technology is combined with a proven change method that focuses on developing operator skills and a structure of daily performance reviews to drive a better performance every run, every shift, every day.

Why you need it

The shop floor is the heartbeat of any manufacturing organisation. The ability to see data in real time and enable your operators to act upon it immediately is critical in today's competitive environment where every opportunity for improvement, no matter how big or small, counts. With Factory MES you can:

  • Identify all manufacturing losses in real-time
  • Measure metrics such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Identify potential capacity by highlighting constraints
  • Eliminate arduous and time-consuming paper based systems
  • Reduce downtime/changeover times
  • Improve daily work control practices
  • Formalise the continuous improvement initiatives already in place
  • Improve workforce culture on the shop floor
  • Use it as a strategic tool to make business decisions for the future

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How Aptean helps you in Business Intelligence

Regardless of industry, most companies track and record thousands of transactions daily. Business Intelligence is a way to collect this data in one place and make sense of it with a simple report (or set of reports). Companies who can successfully extract pertinent data from their mountain of information are gaining unique perspectives of their business, enabling them to become leaner and more competitive. Aptean provides business intelligence solutions that help companies tame their data and use it to competitive advantage.

Aptean Analytics

Who it’s for

Aptean Analytics delivers the perfect combination of specialisation, simplicity and actionable data for companies that want true visibility into their operations. Powered by industry-leader QlikView and delivered in a user-friendly format, Aptean Analytics will help you drive decisions with the right amount of data provided in the right way.

How it’s different

Aptean Analytics is powered by the industry-leading QlikView platform. With more than 30,000 customers across the globe, QlikView drives real decisions by providing actionable insight through a Business Discovery capability. Business Discovery enables users to dig further into data associations from any number of data sources. By combining this unique capability with a fully mobile-enabled and widget-based platform, QlikView puts the power of the platform in the hands of any user, anywhere.

Why you need it

Data is only good if you can use it. This sounds simple, but businesses understand the underlying truth in this message. The challenge is taking a seemingly infinite amount of data and making it usable in a short period of time. Powered by analytics leader QlikView, Aptean Analytics delivers ready-to-use graphical dashboards designed for your business that allow you to easily spot and resolve any business issues, from profitability to the sales pipeline. And perhaps most importantly, those dashboards are geared toward any organisation and any user, not just data analysts. They take away the complexity typically associated with traditional Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. Aptean Analytics serves up data in straightforward charts, tables, dashboards, and other advanced visuals.

Coupling industry-leading analytics and business intelligence with time-tested enterprise solutions provides a powerful, specialised toolset that enables you to manage your business efficiently and gain insight into challenges and opportunities that may exist.

How Aptean helps you in Data Integration and Monitoring

The ability to understand today and predict the future is an advantage. You need technology to help you sense and respond to business events faster, while proactively shaping your business future. Many enterprise systems generate alerts to help you identify trends and react to processes that are outside the normal range. For maximum business impact, however, you need a comprehensive view-a perspective on events that are, or will soon be, affecting your organisation.

Event Management Framework

Who it’s for

For organisations that require an enterprise-wide view into business issues that can escalate into material problems, Aptean’s Event Management Framework (EMF) monitors systems across the organisation to provide a ‘big picture’ view of the events that affect your business and alerts you to anomalies for swift resolution.

How it’s different

Many enterprise systems generate alerts to help you identify trends and react to processes that are outside the normal range. For maximum business impact, however, you need a comprehensive view - a perspective on events that are, or will soon be, affecting your organisation. Event Management Framework is designed to provide actionable insight into events across your business. Easily linked with your existing systems and configured to generate alerts in the format you choose, Event Management Framework is a one-stop shop for your alerting requirements.

Why you need it

An organisation with state-of-the-art risk management across the enterprise is always a step ahead of the competition. EMF oversees and provides peace of mind so that companies can focus on growth and providing outstanding customer service. EMF combs through vast data from various sources and flags issued based on pre-set parameters. The EMF early-warning system provides notifications through a variety of communications channels, allowing you to run a more agile organisation and quickly react and resolve events that could threaten business. It enables you to predict and react to events in any enterprise system, delivering targeted information to the appropriate organisational departments via automated notifications. 

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How Aptean helps you in Enterprise Resource Planning

Aptean knows enterprise resource planning software (ERP systems). With more than 4,000 ERP customers, Aptean has a solution to meet a broad range of needs for both small and large manufacturers. Each of our ERP software applications is built to align with the best practices and core challenges of your industry.

Ross ERP

Who it’s for

Ross ERP is built specifically for process manufacturers that want to streamline operations, quickly bring new products to the marketplace, and easily ramp up production, while cutting costs and complying with ever more stringent retailer requirements and federal regulations.

How it’s different

Ross ERP is designed to support manufacturers that work with recipes and formulas in order to help them successfully manage the variability and complexities of their products and processes, as well as accurately account for all raw material and finished products-which will significantly improve production scalability and product costing and traceability. From one plant to dozens, in multiple countries, languages and currencies, Ross ERP also can be easily rolled out to achieve business process standardisation across a global enterprise. With deep industry expertise, Ross and its team of technology experts can give you a solution that is tailor-made for your business.

Why you need it

Whether you are in the process of re-evaluating your existing ERP application or looking to replace your existing spreadsheets, it’s important to focus on an ERP application that has a strong process manufacturing foundation that can support your unique requirements with minimal customisation.

  • Streamline inventory management and get accurate, real-time data for higher quality products, faster time to market, quicker inventory turns, and lower manufacturing costs.
  • Make informed, real-time manufacturing decisions to enhance quality, increase plant throughput, contain costs, and improve delivery performance.
  • Protect your brand and your customers with intuitive, easy-to-use traceability solutions that track your products and ingredients from suppliers to manufacturing to end-users.
  • Automate your chargeback validation process and stay on top of high data volumes, non-standard pricing, management fees and rebates, and regulatory compliance requirements.

Learn more about Ross ERP