10 Systems OnRamp ERP Replaces

Author: Vincent Bull in: Implementations

December 19, 2022

10 Systems OnRamp ERP Replaces

As Industry 4.0 keeps advancing the progress and prowess of our manufactories, the one key to unlocking your shops’ full potential is ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning. ERP systems have evolved to touch every part of your operations, becoming ERPII.

ERPII System Evolution

This is the start of the digital age of manufacturing, with every aspect of plant management immediately accessible and searchable from a central database. This means that you can do more with less:

  • More work orders with less work centers
  • More materials with less warehouse
  • More transactions with less staff
  • More accurate reporting with less filing cabinets
  • More on-time deliveries with less overtime
  • More customer satisfaction with less scrap

This global view of your business requires a partner that knows and understands your business and how to help you improve it. Onramp Solutions has decades of combined experience with small to midsized manufacturers and is here to help you implement an effective ERP system that will completely replace a range of disparate and expensive programs. This will save you thousands while boosting productivity.

“Don’t spend a lot of time on trying to cobble together a fully-integrated solution if the systems aren’t designed to play well together.”

OnRamp ERP helps improve your manufacturing business by replacing the following systems with new and improved tools.

Accounts Receivable and Payable

Invoices, receipts, checks, rent, pay stubs, supplies… Keeping track of fiscal ins and outs at a company used to require teams of people along with approvals atop approvals. The bureaucracy of a company is just something we had learned to live with but it doesn’t have to be this difficult. With OnRamp, you can:

  • Create live reports instantly
  • Setup hierarchies and approvals
  • Automatically generate payables
  • Keep track of petty cash
  • Calculate fixed assets and depreciation
  • Email expense images for approval
  • Automatically scan and create reports of invoices, receipts, and other financial documents

Added to all this, you have standard costs accounting practices for a more to-the-penny understanding of your financial picture.

Accounts Receivable gets similar upgrades, with a fully searchable and completely paperless accounts ledger updated in real time. Creating customer invoices, including consolidated billing, is seamless and instantaneous and all invoices can be sent directly to the client from within Onramp ERP.

Customer Sales

Regardless of your business or industry, customers are what drive your success. Attracting and keeping clients is a delicate process that requires careful attention and regular contact. When customers cannot get the answers they want in a timely manner, they can slip through your fingers and cost you sales.

We built the OnRamp ERP to include a state-of-the-art customer sales module that enables meaningful customer interactions through direct links to real time data and reporting. With OnRamp ERP, your customers can use EDI, the customer portal, or more traditional means to communicate with you. And because CRM is integrated into the ERP, your orders are immediately captured, processed and sent off within the one ecosystem.

“When everything works, your customers will reward you.”

By having the sales and CRM module embedded in our single source ERP your sales processes are completely handled seamlessly, from quote-to-cash.

Production Scheduling

The competitive edge of any manufacturing plant is efficient resource and capacity scheduling. Knowing exactly how much material you need to meet your customers demands is the best way to maximize your productivity and profitability.

“The key is not to prioritize your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

Onramp ERP has a completely integrated solution to cut the guesswork out of planning. With our Requirement Planning and Production Scheduling ERP modules, you can get a detailed snapshot of exactly how well your plant is running in an instant, including predictive analysis for upcoming material needs and efficient use of production assets.

Material Requirements Planning (MRP) is the answer to all your material scheduling woes. Onramp’s integrated MRP platform allows for complete control over planning, scheduling, execution and monitoring of your manufacturing process from raw materials to finished product. Never find yourself short on stock or suffering from overstock as our MRP automatically manages all resources and requirements to ensure you maintain perfectly optimized lean inventory levels.

Finite Scheduling

You need an amazing ERP system with incredibly accurate information to use finite scheduling in a way that improves your operations. A finite schedule in an ERP requires that all your scheduling values, like lead time, cycle time, scrap rate, safety stock, etc., have all been set and adjusted for greater precision. You also need accurate and up-to-date information for:

  • What is due today
  • What was made yesterday
  • What you have in stock
  • What your sales and forecast are

While the early setup may take a bit longer, with finite scheduling, the end product is a manufactory that runs better with more on-time deliveries and less waste.

“Copying your competitor won’t help you beat your competitor. You need to think beyond your competitor.”

OnRamp ERP was built from the ground up to understand all the various times and scheduling data that is required to run a finite scheduling operation while also providing the slack you need to run a backward (or infinite) schedule.

Nesting

Nesting takes the pieces you need to cut out of your raw material and plans how to maximize the number of pieces that can be cut, which minimizes waste.

While this has been a game-changer for many shops, there can still be an issue with the connection between your ERP and your Nesting software, and vice-versa. But OnRamp ERP does it differently.

OnRamp brings nest scheduling into the manufacturing fold by combining all the cutting tool scheduling, materials management, and output reports. All this with the click of a button. OnRamp ERP was made to integrate seamlessly with your CAD/CAM software and your nesting software.

Inventory Management

From the smallest screw to the largest assembly, you need to know what you have in stock. And the more different products you sell, the harder it can be to keep track of every nut and bolt. Modern tablets, scanners, and databases can help you put the error prone and inaccurate nature of manual inventory tracking in the past.

“There is no longer a need for clunky spreadsheets that make it difficult to track and share information.”

Onramp Solutions’ ERP completely replaces all your inventory management systems with a cohesive, integrated experience. From purchasing, to receiving, to shipping. OnRamp ERP works seamlessly to have all the important details available when you need them. Onramp ERP allows you to:

  • Place an order with your vendor and automatically send the purchase order via email or EDI
  • Automatically generate all your tracking numbers, documents, and delivery schedules
  • Track the status of your shipment and when it will arrive
  • Once the order has arrived, scan the packing slips to receive the order into inventory
  • Publish a pick list to your warehouse staff and update inventory in real-time with the OnRamp App

“The more inventory a company has, the less likely they will have what they need.”

Lot traceability, transaction visibility, and cycle counts are all continuously updated so you always know what you have and where it is. By keeping accurate inventory numbers, you can always meet your next deadline and keep your clients happy.

Quality Management

Controlling the quality of your product is important. This is why quality control is crucial in today’s manufacturing world. This has made a Quality Management System (QMS) one of the more important pieces of software for manufacturers to add to their toolkit.

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”

OnRamp’s Quality Management module comes equipped with a suite of tools that will help you keep your product within tolerance for your customers and ensures that your measurements are up to standard. We also track:

  • Purchased part deficiencies, to help you know what vendors you can rely on
  • Non-conformance parts, to help you know what work centers and operators need assistance
  • Order fulfillment information, to help you know if the order is delayed, which helps you be proactive with your customers and let them know of an issue before it becomes a deal breaker

OnRamp ERP was built by manufacturers and for manufacturers. As such, we understand what is required in the making business when it comes to quality control. OnRamp is constantly evolving as new methodologies and technologies emerges that help your customers continue to excel.

Maintenance Management

Keeping your manufacturing plant running at peak efficiency requires, among other things, a keen eye on your machinery and equipment. A break or outage at a critical time will often have negative impacts to your production line that will have you and your customers reeling, and your bottom-line suffering.

“If we got rid of all the politicians and the policymakers in the world, the world would keep going. If you get rid of maintenance people, the whole thing breaks down.”

OnRamp ERP has a full-featured machine maintenance system that standardizes and removes the guesswork for your maintenance team. With automatic scheduling, work order maintenance requests, manual storage, supply inventory management, and countless more features, prevention is the name of the game, helping you ensure that you never get a late from bad maintenance. Some of the features include:

  • Standard real-time reporting
  • Machine downtime tracking
  • Employee work and response time tracking
  • Built-in maintenance schedule reviews
  • Maintenance documentation digital storage
  • Maintenance assessments and cost effectiveness reports
  • Downtime reason tracking
  • Resource and labour costs
  • Automated maintenance schedule generation
  • Custom maintenance checklists by equipment or work group
  • Replacement part use and tracking
  • Bespoke BOM per machine

OnRamp ERP ensures that everyone can know what your machinery needs so that they can get the best service every time and keep your operations running smoothly with increased productivity.

HR Management

Manufacturing has an ongoing problem. A lack of new workers. This bypassing of manufacturing as a career has already started to affect the economy with think-tanks and organizations in most industrialized nations asking their governments to implement some kind of plan.

What if instead of constantly interviewing and hiring, you could reorganize what you have and stay ahead of all the paperwork and tribal knowledge while using up less of your budget for recruitment and training.

“The more we retain our people, the less time we need to commit to recruiting new people.”

In the OnRamp ERP HR module, you will find the tools to help with this. From punch-card clocks for hourly staff to training and skills planning, OnRamp delivers the tools to help you plan your labor usage and hiring practices. To summarize, OnRamp ERP helps you:

  • know what skills your staff need for a job
  • standardize role requirements so workers know what they need to move up internally
  • schedule your staff based on your targets
  • plan your capacity around existing labor limitations
  • view the added costs to unexpected overtime
  • process payroll

All while providing an easy to understand and easy to use interface.

Incident Tracking

The last system to mention is one of the least important ones, until it becomes the most important one.

OnRamp was originally developed as the ERP for a large manufactory, Mancor Industries. This means we understand how serious safety is on the modern shop floor. OnRamp comes equipped with the tools to help you manage any incidents that may arise to ensure that your workers are cared for in a tragic event while helping your firm maintain a record of your actions for compliance and insurance. Together, this can help you understand how any similar incident can be avoided.

Every accident is a notice that something is wrong with men, methods, or material – investigate – then act.

When the unexpected happens, being able to quickly track the developments of the situation in a concise fashion can help you ensure that your due diligence is done, forms are processed, and your incident review can have a good idea of what was done so that it isn’t repeated.

Conclusion

These are just ten of the main disparate systems that OnRamp has successfully replaced at our customers. Creating a central, all-in-one, system that can manage every facet of your shop is our goal and we want to partner with you to create a system that helps your business improve while removing any excess systems, so that your team knows that everything they need, at any given time, is all in one place.

As an example of our continuing commitment to improve, recently our customers asked for an updated sales commission system that would better help them manage their sales team pay-outs. Within three months, we delivered a working module that ties into all other systems and has improved their operations.

If you’re ready to replace your outdated manufacturing management systems, contact Onramp Solutions today!

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