Manufacturing organizations focused on process manufacturing and/or discrete manufacturing will continuously be affected either positively or negatively by consumer demand. Regardless if the transaction is business-to-business or business-to-consumer, the profitability of individual companies depends on efficient production and distribution alongside the potentially shifting demand for the end product.
With multiple factors affecting the manufacturing process, it has become more essential than ever to consistently monitor and plan for corporate growth as changes in demand can sometimes be felt immediately. Volatile consumer spending, competition for low-cost imports, large R&D spending, unstable raw material costs, lower skilled labor pools, increasing government regulations and dependence on few large customers (80/20 rule) can all quickly change the planned direction of the company and ultimately effect the bottom line. To minimize the effect of macro level socio-economic changes on corporate profit and to compete effectively, manufacturing companies require innovative solutions to ensure a positive end-result and to ensure they are proactively planning for a successful future.
Manufacturing companies have been using Prophix Performance Management solutions for over 20 plus years. Solving and eliminating challenges related to demand planning and forecasting; product costing; detailed product and customer analysis; resource availability; and reporting and consolidating manufacturing specific information. Prophix has provided a stable, consistent and invaluable solution to ensure plans are met and objectives are always obtained and improved upon. Manufacturing organizations use Prophix Performance Management software and services for: