Do we need high technology

2022-07-27
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Do we need "high technology"

with the accession to the WTO, more and more countries begin to recognize our country's market economy status, which brings benefits to our manufacturing industry. At the same time, more competitive pressures also follow - enterprises of the same scale make almost the same products, and we also have the advantage of labor cost. Why are we always losing money while foreign peers are making money? While our entrepreneurs are pondering hard, the "panacea" to solve the operation problems of the manufacturing industry - ERP, the so-called "high-tech" modern management tool, seems to give our entrepreneurs hope! Especially under the deception of ERP manufacturers at home and abroad, almost everyone has to go on ERP! Those with conditions are ready to go, and those without conditions are also ready to move. As long as ERP is a foreign gadget, it seems that any problem will be solved...

is this really the case? Does our enterprise really need this "high-tech" thing

the author has been engaged in supply chain management in foreign-funded manufacturing industry. During this period, due to the change of work, I was fortunate to have experienced several ERP implementations, from the earliest MRP to MRP-II to the so-called ERP implementation, which lasted nearly 10 years. Until last year, when I began to contact a large number of domestic enterprise customers, I became more and more aware of a problem: what foreign-funded enterprises can do, such as the smooth implementation and application of ERP within a certain period, many of our domestic enterprises cannot do it, at least it is much more difficult. It is definitely not that I adore foreign countries, nor unpatriotic, nor look down on my compatriots, but there is one thing I feel most deeply: at present, no matter the enterprises that have already been on ERP or are considering it, it seems that they should not be in a hurry to consider ERP. The reason is very simple, you have not formed a good habit! Jung seminar gathers industry experts to discuss the latest development trends and technology utilization schemes

many people may say that this is the reason why we want to use ERP! Only through ERP, we can introduce some foreign advanced management ideas, and our integrity-based gold testers; Some bad habits can only be changed slowly with sophisticated products

is that true

for example, if you haven't formed the habit of timely meeting, how can ERP be implemented? Consider the process of ERP from model selection to implementation and then to application. If you think about it carefully, you will find that things are far from as simple as you think:

first, at present, large ERP software such as SAP, Oracle, Baan and so on can not be used by ordinary enterprises. It is often tens of millions (including module fees, implementation consulting fees, user terminal maintenance, etc.), which is difficult for ordinary enterprises to bear

second, domestic small ERP may be an option, but the problem is that it is limited to the technical level of many domestic ERP, especially the implementation level. Many implementation consultants have not even seen what the manufacturing industry looks like. How can they figure it out for you? Not to mention persuading you to change anything

third, once ERP is applied, the application will become a long-term problem. If you are careless, you will have to finish it! The reason is very simple. How can you ensure the accuracy of dynamic data for a long time? I saw too many enterprises. At the beginning of ERP, from the boss to ordinary employees, everyone was enthusiastic. When the real implementation was discovered, I had to do so many boring jobs! Basic data entry, maintenance, ERP policy settings, and so on. It turns out that this thing makes me blush and heartbeat. It's not that simple! Finally, we reluctantly implemented it, and we found that I still need to feed it every day! If it is not timely or accurate, it will tell me a wrong result! The key to the problem is that I don't know where it went wrong

what are the key issues here? Or habit! Don't you need good habits to make manual accounts? Yes, but I'm used to it! The key to ERP application is persistence, which is a good habit: be serious, timely, and stick to it after you recognize it! But what is our current problem? We can't hold the meeting in time, we can't hold things to the end, we can't open the meeting if we want, we don't open it if we don't think it is necessary (to hold the meeting), we hurry to call people for a meeting when we turn the speed valve handle counterclockwise to make the piston lift off the cylinder bottom until there is a problem... This is the case with many customers we meet. The inventory level is high, and the boss personally presides over the meeting, and is determined to hold the meeting and discuss and solve the problem, As soon as the situation is good (the inventory level is reduced), even the boss thinks it is unnecessary to insist so much every day, so the originally scheduled regular meeting has become a form, and gradually no one has participated in it... After a period of time, another problem is found, and then a new meeting is held to solve the problem... This is repeated, and the enterprise is gradually heading for recession

the author's years of experience in applying ERP is one word: persistence! Adhere to good habits, such as timely and accurate data entry, that's all. But the question here is, can you stick to it all the time

if you calm down and carefully review the rules you have made and the regular meetings you have planned, whether it is windy or rainy, whether the business is good or bad, or whether you are busy or free, you can (basically) stick to it, and you can consider whether to go to ERP - because there is also a problem of money

ERP can help you improve some things, but your deep-rooted things, such as habits, cannot be changed. This seems to be a question of whether there are chickens or eggs first, but in fact it is not! We must have good working habits before the successful implementation and application of ERP - at least countless failure cases tell us so

do you still need ERP? Do you still need "high technology"? (end)

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