If we do a survey on “industry 4.0 and ERP system cognition of mechanical manufacturing industry”, we will find an interesting phenomenon. Some managers will think that a suitable ERP system for mechanical manufacturing will automatically lead machinery manufacturing enterprises to the road of industry 4.0. Is that really the case? ERP is the representative of industry 4.0, industry 4.0 is equal to ERP? Taking advantage of the digital east wind, speeding up to catch up with industry 4.0? In fact, although industry 4.0 is closely related to the ERP system under digital environment, it can not be confused and equated completely. Because we don’t have a comprehensive and systematic understanding of industry 4.0, we will be directly linked with ERP. In fact, industry 4.0 and “made in China 2025” proposed by China are high-level digital transformation, while ordinary ERP still stays in the era of industry 2.0-3.0.
This is why many enterprises on ERP, managers are still repeatedly asking the following questions!
*Acloudear, an expert in digital transformation of mechanical manufacturing and SAP platinum partner, was released in August 2020
There is no doubt that ERP is a good thing. It is a positive action for enterprises to keep up with the times and seek changes. However, many enterprise managers, including those of machinery manufacturing enterprises, often misunderstand that they think it is time to start digitization and go straight to industry 4.0! In fact, following the era of ERP, digital transformation is a journey of continuous change, which is not achieved overnight. It is a good thing to give high expectations to ERP, but the real digital transformation has to be step by step to conform to the trend of industry 4.0.
First of all, what mechanical manufacturing ERP system is very important!
Many employees of machinery manufacturing enterprises often know that the enterprise has put ERP and system into operation, but they do not know what type of ERP is, such as: purchase, sales and storage, integration of industry and finance, financial system, etc. Don’t get me wrong. These are all part of the enterprise’s digital management and ERP, and can be regarded as an integrated, comprehensive and unified management platform. The truly excellent ERP of mechanical manufacturing industry, which is favored by the industry, often has two characteristics. The first is ERP on the cloud. The second is to help enterprises realize integrated comprehensive management from business to finance, from human resources to warehousing, and realize end-to-end process control. Therefore, what mechanical manufacturing ERP is very critical, to understand in depth, do not commit specious idealism. Many machinery manufacturing enterprises find that the business is not smooth. They usually solve the business process problems first, and then the industry finance integration system is introduced. However, this does not represent the real level of modern ERP. Of course, it can not go straight to industry 4.0.
Is there ERP to help enterprises go straight to industry 4.0?
After listening to the above, you will wonder: is ERP able to help enterprises go straight to industry 4.0? To be exact, we need to understand the essence of industry 4.0 first, and then look at ERP to see if there is one! When acloudear, an expert in digital transformation of mechanical manufacturing, talked about “industry 4.0” in the white paper, there was such a record: the three major themes are: intelligent factory, intelligent production and intelligent logistics. Has your enterprise ERP achieved this goal? There are also five characteristics: interconnection, data, integration, innovation and transformation. All of this? In fact, in industry 4.0, the vision of intelligent manufacturing is to realize digital transformation. Now we are trying to sort out the relationship between industry 4.0 and digitization.
How can ERP system of mechanical manufacturing help enterprises go straight to industry 4.0?
Since you said that there is an ERP system that can lead machinery manufacturing enterprises directly to industry 4.0, what kind of system and how can it help machinery manufacturing enterprises go straight to industry 4.0? Let’s take advantage of the “white paper” Forbes world top 2000 machinery manufacturing enterprises 90% of which are using the ERP system to briefly understand. Sap, as the management master behind the world’s top 500, puts forward three key construction directions for China’s machinery manufacturing enterprises towards the digital transformation of industry 4.0, including the establishment of digital core platform, the establishment of intelligent manufacturing platform (Digital Supply Chain & digital intelligent factory), and the establishment of customer-centered Innovation Service platform. These three digital construction directions help machinery manufacturing enterprises to go straight to the industry 4.0 era.
It seems that it is not reasonable for mechanical enterprises to continue to move towards ERP. In fact, machinery manufacturing enterprises need to do a lot of work to keep up with industry 4.0. It seems that there are only three major directions. The continuous refinement of the technical content and workload is extremely amazing. To sum up, there are three refactorings: business process reconstruction, business model reconstruction and work mode reconstruction.
Finally, to sum up: whether it is mechanical manufacturing enterprises or manufacturing enterprises digital transformation, straight to industry 4.0 is the direction, but it can not be achieved overnight. Digital transformation not only needs excellent ERP, but also needs to develop its own strategic planning according to its own development path and the direction of industry 4.0, so as to find a suitable ERP system for mechanical manufacturing industry. Whether from the reconstruction of business processes or from the building of digital chemical plant, we need to promote the digital transformation of enterprises step by step. To borrow a network language: a big step is easy to lead to failure due to lack of resources. But hesitation is also easy to lose the opportunity!
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