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The textile and apparel industry has been evolving and adapting its operative methods continually with respect to the changes that are felt by globalization, mergers and acquisitions and also the trade regulations world-wide. Today's apparel and textile industry has become complex, as it has both the manufacturing as well as the servicing obligations.
The textile and apparel industry has adopted modern methods of management in its manufacturing, which begins right from the procurement process of the raw materials, to confection, and finally hits the shop floor, where the raw materials get transformed into products in a totally automated environment.
The concepts of introducing ERP methodologies in this industry vertical has always been a major challenge as this industry in particular went through the stages of being artisanal to industrial. The gradual industrialization of the textile and apparel industry has forced entrepreneurs to adopt methods of control over production, logistics, sales and distribution in a synchronous way in order to be competitive in terms of costs, quality and service in the world markets.
The three quintessential areas of challenge in the textile and apparel industry are: an optimal inventory management, a smooth logistics practice and above all, a streamlined manufacturing method. In addition to the above, the very nature of this industry is also noted for being labor and capital intensive. Hence the complexities increased progressively and to remain competitive as a business, the adoption of ERP concepts and its integration with IT was inevitable.
ERP in textiles and apparel industry enhances effective coordination between operating units within the business, thereby reducing manufacturing time, costs of logistics, quality control and above all the cost of production. Being data-driven, ERP systems provide real time scalable business metrics, which further help in formulating effective pricing strategies, forecast revenues, manage cash flows and sales trends. It also renders an effective management of the supply chain, just-in-time inventory and their respective financial implications on the business. Hence it was felt and proved that the implementation of ERP system was the fittest means to produce the best quality product with cheaper rate, thereby reducing operational losses to minimum.
ERP systems in the textile and apparel industry is largely implemented and used to monitor, control, and plan, schedule and analyze the entire manufacturing process, with respect to the costs. The unique feature of interactivity between operating modules, built on a common ERP platform, provides real time analysis of common operating parameters on workflows, between departments.
Atna Technologies foresees the various advantages of ERP in the Apparel & Textile vertical through its customized solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics NAV and AX.
Our Apparel & Textiles vertical expertise is meant to provide our customers with the best suited workflow designs translating into fool-proof business processes that require minimal navigation for users.
Atna's consultants have conducted various pre and post ERP implementation audits in the textile industry. The audit aims to align the ERP objectives to the business objectives. Our consultants have extensive knowledge of the textile industry and have worked in textile companies like Premier Mills, and conducted an ERP audit for leading textile companies in Coimbatore. Our textile advisory board consists of professionals who have headed corporations which have large presence in the country.