In our challenging economy many market areas are experiencing unprecedented pressures. It has become essential for companies to deliver year-on-year cost improvements and this is usually combined with a demand for constantly increasing flexibility and harsh penalties for failure to meet short-term schedules.
Customer needs are diverse and the diversity typically increases with the number of goods handled by the business, especially when you include variations in colour, size and specification. Customer’s demands to have a product delivered on time are the norm and changes are frequently made in orders. In a market that has become more and more severe every year, maintaining balance between supply and demand is a very important problem. Not only that, but inventories have to be held to a minimum. With rapid changes in model and short life cycle, stocks can quickly become repositories of obsolete items with values that sink close to zero.
ERP is a critical asset as business leaders need up to date facts, figures, trends and information at their fingertips to be able to see what is really going on within their business. To be effective and make the right decisions, they need real-time information on customer service, inventory, availability and manufacturing status.
IMS is a leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) support services company. We specialise in System 21 (Infor software and Aurora) and the latest version of Aurora software. Our commitment is to improve business practices and resolve business management problems through the effective use of IT. Coupled with our knowledge and expertise of IBM Power8 servers (iSeries), IMS is a leading integrated management solutions provider with extensive experience of working with a variety of clients within the automotive industry.