Inside the firewall, corporations need to coordinate
the disparate plants, assembly lines, warehouses, and logistics
units with sales and marketing divisions. Not only must these units
be coordinated in real-time, but precise analysis at a strategic
forecasting level (as opposed to simple number-crunching) is the
lifeblood of market capitalization opportunities.
Business critical decisions rely on daily, weekly and
monthly Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) reports. Based on these
MRP reports, every aspect of the product assembly is planned, managed,
and executed. These business critical reports need not be time consuming
in either production nor in the ability to access the data contained
therein. EAI solutions leverage your best-of-breed systems and databases
to automate and integrate MRP processes and reporting in real-time
and on event-driven bases. With automated and integrated MRP reports,
the ability to forecast for today or for next year is equally possible.
MRP automation means that workflows and decision-making processes
are automated so that the appropriate information is published to
the authorized individuals at the appropriate point in the process.
In this manner, business decisions are executed in real-time as
the business process unfolds. The results and ROI address the high
costs of line retooling, line stoppages or delays that can now be
averted and excess inventory can now be turned into a profitable
spot market opportunity. These results are all possible if the critical
business data are made available when they are needed; that is,
if the corporation has deployed a well-architected EAI solution.
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the related areas of:
Supply Chain Management
Logistics and Inventory Tracking