ERP Software for Textile and Apparel Manufacturing Company

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP):
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a package of corporate wide software application that drives manufacturing, inventory control, production planning, costing, finance, marketing, human resources and other business functions in real time. Most textile companies today have separate application software to carry out each activity. The significant advantages of an ERP system is that it integrates all the functions to create a single unified system rather than a group of independent application, thus creating a synergy between men, material, money and machine.

ERP conducted following systems for the solution of textile and garment business:
  1. Management Information System (MIS),
  2. Integrated Information System (IIS),
  3. Executive Information System (EIS),
  4. Corporate Information System (CIS),
  5. Enterprise Wide System (EWS),
  6. Material Requirement Planning (MRP)
  7. Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP)
ERP system enhances information flow through various business processes like production sales, inventory planning and finance. ERP system organizes all of the companies information into one centralizes system, which is always available by Electric Data Interchange (EDI).
ERP distribution
Fig: ERP distribution
Electric Data Interchange (EDI) is the structured transmission of data between organizations by electronic means. It is used to transfer electronic documents or business data from one computer system to another computer system, i.e. from one trading partner to another trading partner without human intervention.

Components or Basic module of ERP software:
Following are the components of erp software:
  • MRP
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Master scheduling
  • Bill of Material (BOM)
  • Purchase
  • Accounts payable,
  • Shop floor control
  • Textiles
  • Chemicals
  • Garments
  • Packing
  • Printing
Benefits of ERP software in manufacturing sector:
ERP systems include the following characteristics/advantages in garment manufacturing industry:
  1. An integrated system that operates in real time.
  2. Common database, which supports all applications.
  3. A consistent look and feel throughout each module.
  4. Greater and effective control on accounts payable through better invoicing and payment processing.
  5. Reduction in paper work because of online formats for entering and receiving information.
  6. Improved cost control.
  7. Quicker response and follow up with customers.
  8. Availability of timely accurate information with detailed content and better presentation.
  9. Better monitoring and quicker resolution of queries from within and outside.
  10. Quick response to change in business operations and market consumption.
  11. Improved business processes providing a competitive advantage.
  12. Improved customer service and satisfaction.
  13. Increased flexibility in operations.
  14. Improved resource utility, reduced quality cost and information accuracy.
  15. Improved decision making processes due to availability of online information.
  16. Improved supply demand linkage with remote locations and branches in other countries.
  17. Unified customer database usable by all applications.
  18. Single write, multi read data.
Uses / Application of ERP in Textile and Apparel Manufacturing Company:

1. Finance/Accounting:
General ledger, payables, cash management, fixed assets, receivables, budgeting, consolidation, account’s payable, account’s receivable.

2. Human resources:
Payroll, training, benefits, recruiting, diversity management, roistering.

3. Manufacturing:
Engineering, bill of materials, work orders, scheduling, production planning, capacity, workflow management, quality control, cost management, manufacturing process, manufacturing projects, manufacturing flow, activity based costing, product life cycle management.

You can also read: Process Flow Chart of Garment Manufacturing Technology


4. Supply chain management:
Order to cash, inventory, order entry, purchasing, product configurator, supply chin planning, supplier scheduling, inspection of goods, claim processing, commissions etc.

You can also read: Supply Chain Management in Apparel Industry


5. Project management:
Textile/Garment costing, billing, time and expense, performance units, activity management.


You can also read: Garments Costing and Its Classification


6. Customer relationship management:
Sales and marketing, commissions, service, customer contact, call center support.

7. Data services:
Various “self service” interfaces for customers, suppliers and employees.

8. Access control:
Management of user privileges for various processes.

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