30 November 2020
Why a dedicated ERP solution for Wire&Cable? Three reasons...Written by Albert Groothedde
Wire & cable manufacturers and distributors are not just regular businesses. They have specific requirements, which cannot be facilitated in a regular ERP solution. Here are 3 out of many more reasons to consider an ERP solution that is specific for the wire & cable industry.
1. Customers expect a quick response and the right cable
Wire & cable companies that design and manufacture cables, typically have large product portfolios with hundreds or even thousands of different constructions. And only a limited set of these products are being sold in a year.
Your sales team should be able to navigate quickly to the products that meet the customer requirements. The ERP system should offer powerful search capabilities, based on the required cable specifications to find the perfect cable in the vast amount of available designs.
2. Customers expect the right cable lengths
The wire & cable industry has a special type of calculus. In this cable calculus 200 plus 100 doesn’t equal 300. A telecom network installer will not accept two drums with lengths of 200m and 100m when the order was for one 300m cable.
Customers are also specific about the length tolerances that they accept: you customer can reject the cable if the actual length of the cable is outside this range. The ERP system should therefore be able to handle lengths properly.
3. Your customers expect cables delivered on the right drums
Cables are usually delivered on drums. Not every drum suits every cable. The right drum type depends on customer preferences and the capacity of the drum, based on weight, length and bending radius of the cable. The ERP system should facilitate selecting the right drum for each specific cable delivery.
In fact, wire & cable manufacturers and distributors have many more unique requirements. At Innovites we have decades of experience working with your industry. We understand the specific needs of your company. A specific business requires a specific ERP solution. InnoVites Cable ERP is this solution for the wire & cable industry, enabling you to meet your customers’ expectations better and faster every day.
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InnoVites CableERP is developed just for wire&cable distributors and manufacturers. It has length management in its genes.
But it has much more! Enhanced Quote management, Drum and Reel administration, Precious Material pricing (Comex, LME, DEL), Cutting management, Production optimization tools, Fiber management, etc.
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