Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP) are the central instrument of corporate management today. They have been established in almost all companies as the means of increasing the efficiency and transparency of the tasks and processes in finance as well as in relevant areas of order processing (sales, materials management, production planning and control and project management). ERP systems also play an important role in the wake of the increasing digitalisation of business processes: They serve as the „Single Source of Truth“ where central master data and transaction data from the value chain are concerned (e.g.…

If your market does not stop at country borders, then neither does the need to plan and control your business processes! But can your ERP software handle foreign languages, laws and regulations? Does your ERP vendor supply full technical support abroad?
index.phpWhen businesses “go international” they do this to open new markets, accelerate growth and increase profitability. But to take advantage of these opportunities, they must be able to master quite a number of new challenges: They must manage financial operations across countries with different currencies, for example, different tax laws, and reporting and oversight requirements.…

The planning  and control of the intra-company and extra-company logistics for the plastics industry pose a great challenge for ERP systems. Characteristics of  ERP Usage in the Plastics Industry Production procedures like die casting or extrusion are widely used in the industry. Among others, the distinctive characteristics are:

  • a pronouced process character with batch production,
  • coupled production,
  • a very distinctive tool management (basic tools, moulds) considering availabilities and idle times as well as
  • an intensive use of machine data acquisition (MDA) for in-process quality management (e.g.