- September 30, 2016
AUTOMOTIVE & REPETITIVE ERP
AUTOMOTIVE & REPETITIVE ERP
e2b knows automotive and repetitive manufacturing. Let us help you successfully implement the right ERP solutions for your business.
Automotive aftermarket products manufacturers demand a full-featured ERP system to manage every aspect of their businesses. They need an inventory system that supports serial numbers, forecasting to drive demand into MRP, business intelligence to understand sales and market segment trends, EDI to communicate with customers and vendors, and ecommerce for business and consumer customers. And all of this must be available in a modern platform with enterprise-class accounting and financial reporting.
Automotive and specialty parts wholesale distributors need ERP systems with strong forecasting and inventory tracking features including serial and bin tracking, physical inventory and warehouse automation, integrated ecommerce, flexible sales order and counter sales (with retail point of sale integration), and strong back-end financials. That’s why we recommend two affordable and flexible products popular among automotive parts distributors.
Automotive suppliers providing OEM parts have unique business requirements that are not available in most manufacturing ERP systems. Automotive ERP software must be designed to support cumulative forecasts and specialized automotive EDI requirements (such as 830 planning forecasts, 862 shipping schedule, and 866 VIN Sequencing). Further, automotive tier suppliers must comply with Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) and ever-changing quality standards as defined in IATF 16949 (formerly ISO/TS 16949).
There are many ERP applications available for each stage in the automotive supply chain. We don’t represent products for automotive dealerships or automotive maintenance or auto parts retail stores but we can help you evaluate your options and we provide back-end accounting systems for these types of businesses who often find the accounting features in the products we represent to be far superior to those in specialized dealer management systems (DMS) or other business applications and we can work with you to extend your systems with business intelligence, reporting, and budgeting. Further, we provide custom development and integration services.
There are literally thousands of specialty vehicles including recreational vehicles, campers and trailers, railroad, construction vehicles, marine vehicles (ships, boats, yachts, etc.), emergency service vehicles, military vehicles, heavy truck, buses, motorcycles and dirt bikes, and many more. ERP software must support complex bills of material with rules-based configuration options to manage part dependencies. In many cases, volume is relatively low compared to the consumer vehicle market and production times are longer.