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Top 5 reasons to use manufacturing operations management (MOM) versus ERP

CPG manufacturers undergo digital transformation when their existing systems no longer meet their business needs. They realize that their ERP is insufficient as their operations become more complex. The cost and risk of managing and maintaining ERP extensions exacerbate rather than alleviate business challenges.

Discover how Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) solutions can drive operational excellence and close ERP gaps in the CPG industry by optimizing resources, lowering production costs, and reducing time to market.

This paper examines the top 5 reasons CPG manufacturers are expanding their digital manufacturing infrastructure to include MOM and how MOM is delivering significant financial, quality, and competitive value. View this white paper now!

MOM’s software connection drives more efficient scheduling

ERP systems are not designed for detailed production scheduling, which necessitates knowledge of machine status, material location, inventory levels, and operator availability. ERP systems simply lack the connectivity to the shop floor needed to efficiently schedule work orders.

Unlike ERP systems, MOM systems are tightly integrated with the shop floor, designed to interface with machines and operators, and the information contained in the system is critical for efficient scheduling.

MOM software optimizes resources for more efficient production

An integrated MOM in process manufacturing helps ensure that tasks are completed at the right time and for the right duration using the right materials, assets, settings, and processes. It also provides visible material tracking, ensuring that the correct raw materials are used. When needed, the system provides immediate proof that the proper materials and processes were used. Furthermore, as a manufacturer expands production of a specific product across multiple plants in various geographic locations, digital standardization allows for cost-effective rollouts and ensures product consistency.

Manufacturing operations management software creates quality products

Manufacturing operations management (MOM) enables manufacturers to automatically connect to machines and collect critical data without requiring manual input. By eliminating many potential sources of human error, this practice improves product quality.

Manufacturing operations management reduces compliance risk

A MOM system is designed to ensure the quality of a product throughout its lifecycle. As production progresses, quality processes are created, enforced, and documented digitally, from formulation to MES to LIMS, resulting in compliance as a system byproduct.

Manufacturing operations management software accelerates NPI

MOM is strategic as CPG companies compete to be first to market. New product introduction (NPI) includes developing, testing, approving, piloting, and commercial production. This process requires a feedback loop between product development and the shop floor, allowing rapid detection of production and quality issues on the shop floor and feeding them to development for resolution. Each change to the recipe or process design must be communicated and verified as soon as possible.

MOM develops its process digitally, so feedback is automatic, and changes are implemented in real time. The faster and more agile NPI process gives CPG manufacturers a competitive advantage.