In a process industry ERP system, factory floor is always on the focus, specifically on the operator/user who is the most intelligent agent in a manufacturing environment. With an ERP system implemented, automatic data capture provides real-time updates to your inventory, improving the speed, ease, and accuracy of data capture. Each operator/user is connected through the ERP system, to everyone else in the plant floor, and to all plant floors within the organization. This operations-centric manufacturing environment-where information is shared within and between plants and planning in real time – is truly the efficient supply chain.
Innovations and developments over the past few years in the Information Technology have resulted in a reduction in labor, and the widespread use of process control instruments. These developments have increased information flow between the plant floor and the ERP system. ERP provides required support to business process in a smooth and steady manner. And the system also enables the real-time, plant floor information to control information in a manufacturing environment.