Manufacturing

In the highly specialized area of process manufacturing, with tough regulatory standards and complexity in the supply chain, the focus is on recipe-based bills of materials, multi-level batch traceability, flow-rate optimization, demand pull scheduling, and cost allocation—all while meeting strict regulations and maintaining exceptional customer service. At Aptean, our innovative technologies help process manufacturers do just that: With your quality products and customer service, you can keep complex processes flowing while growing your business.

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Process manufacturers grapple with the daily battle of working with recipes and formulas, managing the variability and complexities of their products and processes, as well as accurately accounting for all raw material and finished products—which can significantly affect production scalability as well as product costing and traceability. They are challenged with streamlining inventory management making informed, real-time decisions to enhance quality, increase plant throughput, contain costs, and improve delivery performance, and protecting their brand and customers with consistent, reliable product and delivery. 

Aptean offers technology for process manufacturers to run their entire organization, helping them meet their unique requirements, from managing detailed processes to complying with strict regulations: 

How Aptean helps you in Enterprise Resource Planning

Effective enterprise management is fundamental to your success, and you need an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution designed specifically for the unique needs of your industry. Aptean offers Ross ERP, tailored for process manufacturing. Whether you’re a commercial manufacturer, or involved in contract or outsourced manufacturing, we have solutions designed just for you.

Ross ERP

Who it’s for

Ross ERP is built specifically for process manufacturers that want to streamline operations, quickly bring new products to the marketplace, and easily ramp up production, while cutting costs and complying with ever more stringent retailer requirements and federal regulations.

How it’s different

Ross ERP is designed to support manufacturers that work with recipes and formulas in order to help them successfully manage the variability and complexities of their products and processes, as well as accurately account for all raw material and finished products—which will significantly improve production scalability and product costing and traceability. From one plant to dozens, in multiple countries, languages and currencies, Ross ERP also can be easily rolled out to achieve business process standardization across a global enterprise. With deep industry expertise, Ross and its team of technology experts can give you a solution that is tailor-made for your business.

Why you need it

Whether you are in the process of re-evaluating your existing ERP application or looking to replace your existing spreadsheets, it’s important to focus on an ERP application that has a strong process manufacturing foundation that can support your unique requirements with minimal customization.

  • Streamline inventory management and get accurate, real-time data for higher quality products, faster time to market, quicker inventory turns, and lower manufacturing costs.
  • Make informed, real-time manufacturing decisions to enhance quality, increase plant throughput, contain costs, and improve delivery performance.
  • Protect your brand and your customers with intuitive, easy-to-use traceability solutions that track your products and ingredients from suppliers to manufacturing to end-users.
  • Automate your chargeback validation process and stay on top of high data volumes, non-standard pricing, management fees and rebates, and regulatory compliance requirements.

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How Aptean helps you in Manufacturing Execution

In today's competitive environment manufacturers need to shave every cent they can from their costs per unit. This means being able to see production issues as they arise and act upon them immediately in order to impact the current shift's output. Our Factory MES solution transforms manufacturing performance on the factory floor by empowering people to make real-time actionable decisions. 

Factory MES

Who it’s for

For process and discrete manufacturers in the food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical and automotive industries with either single or multi-plant site operations, Factory MES provides shop floor data in real-time, allowing operators to act immediately to improve and become accountable for their individual and team performance.

How it’s different

Factory MES is a purpose-built packaged application, designed for specific industries, which requires no customization and is typically deployed in less than six weeks per factory. This ensures a higher probability of success, shorter time to benefits and the flexibility needed to support growth and change. Different to other MES systems our technology is combined with a proven change method that focuses on developing operator skills and a structure of daily performance reviews to drive a better performance every run, every shift, every day.

Why you need it

The shop floor is the heartbeat of any manufacturing organization. The ability to see data in real time and enable your operators to act upon it immediately is critical in today's competitive environment where every opportunity for improvement, no matter how big or small, counts. With Factory MES you can:

  • Identify all manufacturing losses in real-time
  • Measure metrics such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Identify potential capacity by highlighting constraints
  • Eliminate arduous and time-consuming paper based systems
  • Reduce downtime/changeover times
  • Improve daily work control practices
  • Formalize the continuous improvement initiatives already in place
  • Improve workforce culture on the shop floor
  • Use it as a strategic tool to make business decisions for the future

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How Aptean Helps You in Business Intelligence

Aptean Analytics

Who it’s for

Aptean Analytics delivers the perfect combination of specialization, simplicity and actionable data for companies that want true visibility into their operations. Powered by industry-leader QlikView and delivered in a user-friendly format, Aptean Analytics will help you drive decisions with the right amount of data provided in the right way.

How it’s different

Aptean Analytics is powered by the industry-leading QlikView platform. With more than 30,000 customers across the globe, QlikView drives real decisions by providing actionable insight through a Business Discovery capability. Business Discovery enables users to dig further into data associations from any number of data sources. By combining this unique capability with a fully mobile-enabled and widget-based platform, QlikView puts the power of the platform in the hands of any user, anywhere.

Why you need it

Data is only good if you can use it. This sounds simple, but businesses understand the underlying truth in this message. The challenge is taking a seemingly infinite amount of data and making it usable in a short period of time. Powered by analytics leader QlikView, Aptean Analytics delivers ready-to-use graphical dashboards designed for your business that allow you to easily spot and resolve any business issues, from profitability to the sales pipeline. And perhaps most importantly, those dashboards are geared toward any organization and any user, not just data analysts. They take away the complexity typically associated with traditional Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. Aptean Analytics serves up data in straightforward charts, tables, dashboards, and other advanced visuals.

Coupling industry-leading analytics and business intelligence with time-tested enterprise solutions provides a powerful, specialized toolset that enables you to manage your business efficiently and gain insight into challenges and opportunities that may exist.

How Aptean Helps You in Data Integration and Monitoring

The ability to understand today and predict the future is an advantage. You need technology to help you sense and respond to business events faster, while proactively shaping your business future. Many enterprise systems generate alerts to help you identify trends and react to processes that are outside the normal range. For maximum business impact, however, you need a comprehensive view—a perspective on events that are, or will soon be, affecting your organization.

Event Management Framework

Who it’s for

For organizations that require an enterprise-wide view into business issues that can escalate into material problems, Aptean’s Event Management Framework (EMF) monitors systems across the organization to provide a ‘big picture’ view of the events that affect your business and alerts you to anomalies for swift resolution.

How it’s different

Many enterprise systems generate alerts to help you identify trends and react to processes that are outside the normal range. For maximum business impact, however, you need a comprehensive view – a perspective on events that are, or will soon be, affecting your organization. Event Management Framework is designed to provide actionable insight into events across your business. Easily linked with your existing systems and configured to generate alerts in the format you choose, Event Management Framework is a one-stop shop for your alerting requirements.

Why you need it

An organization with state-of-the-art risk management across the enterprise is always a step ahead of the competition. EMF oversees and provides peace of mind so that companies can focus on growth and providing outstanding customer service. EMF combs through vast data from various sources and flags issued based on pre-set parameters. The EMF early-warning system provides notifications through a variety of communications channels, allowing you to run a more agile organization and quickly react and resolve events that could threaten business. It enables you to predict and react to events in any enterprise system, delivering targeted information to the appropriate organizational departments via automated notifications. 

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