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The research is an investigation into prospects of improving operational efficiency in a manufacturing system through enterprise resource planning (ERP). This was done on a South African company which is into linen manufacturing and making uniforms for the hospitality industry. This was achieved by improving effective communication among departments to meet delivery dates. ERP framework was designed to reduce work in progress on the shop floor and inventory. Integration of firm’s activities, intra organizational communication and wider collaboration were some of the pillar considered in the process to achieve a reduction in working capital. Wastage in the form of material or energy, inventory, defects or wasted capacity, was eliminated for effectiveness. Reduction of product cycle times was done through minimizing set-up and delays, coordinating machine maintenance with production operations and optimizing space in order to better utilize workers, equipment and workstations.
The project has come up with the implementation framework for ERP, and it was shown how the implementation was going to improve the operational efficiency of the manufacturing system at this linen making company. The ERP system improved the employee efficiency as data and information could now be captured and updated at one point with no duplication of effort which could waste resources. Operational efficiency resulted from greatly improved communication and corporation from all departments. Online updates on inventory levels enabled informed decisions to meet the products’ delivery dates. ERP requires consensus from the entire enterprise to re-engineer core business processes by taking advantage of software to automate information update and incorporate best practices to facilitate rapid decisionmaking, cost-reduction, and greater managerial control for improved organizational competitiveness.