Digital transformation is no longer just a buzzword. For many industries, it's a critical evolution, ensuring businesses remain competitive, agile, and efficient in an increasingly digital world. One such industry, often overlooked in the transformation discussion, is the advertising material manufacturing sector. But just how is digital transformation making its mark here? Let's delve in.
A modest advertising material company, with a workforce of 15, predominantly procured semi-finished products, which they then locally customized using various techniques including printing, laser engraving, sandblasting, and painting. They then performed final assembly and dispatched these products to industrial clients and agencies. Alongside this, they had an in-house production facility that manufactured acrylic, metal, and wood products - a segment they anticipated would gain even more importance in the future.
The company sought an ERP solution that was comprehensive, encompassing the needs of every employee, from the office to the production floor. Their emphasis was on:
Order capture and processing
Scanning order statuses
Scanning merchandise movements
Enhanced production planning with graphical overviews
Manual booking of stock levels
API to payroll / HR software
A preference for local installation
A need for 10-14 software workstations
The SoftGuide Solution:
In response to this challenge, SoftGuide meticulously researched the market and identified 33 potential ERP solutions. Of these, 11 precisely matched 100% of the company's stipulated requirements.
Patryk Rydlewski, CTO of SoftGuide, commented on the process:
"Our approach is always centered around the specific needs of the client. In this instance, we recognized the vital importance of an ERP system that could seamlessly merge office and production functionalities. Our in-depth research ensured the client had an array of optimal choices, facilitating their digital transformation journey."
This case illustrates the nuanced demands businesses have today, even in sectors less commonly associated with high-tech operations. Through SoftGuide's expertise and diligence, the advertising material manufacturer could embark on a transformative journey, promising more streamlined operations, improved efficiency, and enhanced visibility across their value chain.
As the industry continues to evolve, one thing is clear: the digital transformation wave, supported by tailored solutions like those provided by SoftGuide, will be crucial for businesses of all sizes and domains.