Does your enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution provide seamless integration with computer-aided design (CAD) software? If not, it may be time to consider a modern ERP system that welds engineering and manufacturing processes together to eliminate duplicate manual data entry and increases the utilization of your skilled engineers.
If you’ve been following along in our series of government contracting (GovCon) manufacturing blogs, by now you should know that JAMIS Prime ERP has a fully embedded manufacturing suite that allows users to manage complex multi-level Bill of Materials (BOM), provides real-time, accurate costing information, and suggests replenishment information. In addition, JAMIS Prime ERP also allows for various integrations with your current CAD software. In this blog we will discuss some of the gained efficiencies by integrating CAD with JAMIS Prime ERP.
- Increased Visibility
JAMIS Prime and your CAD integration of choice will have bi-directional connectivity to eliminate manual data entry and clerical errors. For example, let’s say an engineer finished their drawing and they wanted to build out the BOM in the ERP for purchasing and production staff. The engineer would be able to create the inventory and BOM records identical to engineering CAD data with a simple click of a button. Through the CAD integration, users would be able to compare all components and properties of the item drawing to the components and properties listed in JAMIS Prime ERP. This results in the engineer being able to see the multi-level BOM structure of the CAD assembly and which component parts already exist, which do not within JAMIS Prime ERP, and if there are any discrepancies between your CAD system and JAMIS Prime ERP.
- Greater Change Management
Many GovCon engineer-to-order manufacturers design and produce unique products based on customer specifications or supplied CAD files, but what happens should mass changes need to be made? With JAMIS Prime ERP engineers will have the ability to quickly mass update component parts. For example, let’s say you find Switch Board A is faulty, a report can be run to find all the components within Switchboard A and replace them with Switchboard B.
With the native approval mappings within JAMIS Prime ERP, change control workflows can be built to ensure the right people have viewed and approved any changes that need to be made to the BOMs in the ERP. These approvals, paired with native dashboard and alert functionality, streamlines the ECR process and ensures everyone is on the same page.
- Faster Handoffs
Having a bi-directional integration between your CAD system and JAMIS Prime ERP will help enhance the entire product design process. With visibility into drawing information that is identical to the work order documentation, your engineers can focus on customer designs and spend less time manually inputting information across multiple systems. This leads to faster handoffs to design approval and purchasing staff, enabling you to meet the most stringent contract deadlines.
In today’s fast-paced GovCon industry landscape, staying ahead of the game is all about ensuring your JAMIS Prime ERP data stays harmonious with your engineering drawings. With JAMIS Prime ERPs ability to integrate with various CAD systems, GovCon organizations can unlock improved engineering data accuracy, delivery times and reductions in engineering costs, scraped parts, and shop floor confusion. If you’re interested in seeing more, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.