#MFGDay19: Making the Most of Your Manufacturing System

Posted by Roopa Kansagra on October 4, 2019

Manufacturing Day 2019

Deltek Celebrates Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day, held annually on the first Friday in October, is celebrated to inspire the next generation of manufacturers - bringing together companies and leaders to educate communities and the next generation of manufacturers by demonstrating the importance of the industry.

As a leading solutions provider, Deltek understands the importance of manufacturing for the government, staying up-to-date with procurement and manufacturing system technology as well as industry requirements; digitally transforming businesses and powering project success.

Streamlining communications, enhancing the engineering process, ensuring shop floor efficiency and capturing accurate manufacturing costs are critical values to manufacturers.  More government contractors look to Deltek to help their business, so let’s talk about some of the tools they use to do it.

Integrate Your ERP Needs

When looking at manufacturing systems, find an ERP system that integrates not only manufacturing order requirements and inventory needs but also accounting functions. This eliminates the need for duplicate data entry and errors, and meets real-time, LEAN, paperless manufacturing objectives. For manufacturers who must abide by government contracting regulations for traceability and compliance, a system that can help pass audits, like Costpoint Manufacturing, is a critical, cost-saving must have. 

Streamlining supplier and subcontractor communications through a module like the new Costpoint Supplier Portal, provides faster response times on project requirements and reduces the procure to pay process timeline.  Additionally, allowing suppliers and subcontractors to submit their invoices via a portal and communicate regarding labor discrepancies and shipment and receiving notifications, improves invoice first time match rates to improve Days Payable Outstanding (DPO).

Benefits of a Manufacturing Execution System

With an integrated Manufacturing Execution System (MES) on the shop floor, work instructions are easily obtained, product genealogy and traceability are maintained, and quality control is certified.  To further the path of digital manufacturing, Deltek’s MES systems optimize complex work instructions and employ innovations such as the ability to integrate with shop floor machines to capture raw data. For more information on the value Manufacturing Execution Systems bring, be sure to check out the Government Contracting MES blog series.

Shop Floor Time Maximizes Workforce Efficiency

Measuring and tracking workforce costs such and time and labor, as well as employee performance, are critical when calculating project-related expenses. Shop Floor Time provides manufacturers automated, real-time views of labor costs while supporting labor compliance regulations. Deploying innovations such as web time clocks, mobile time entry, barcode readers and biometric devices, allows for greater efficiency, accurate data reporting and minimal workforce disruptions, all in the name of maximizing productivity. 

Making Manufacturing Easier

Want to learn more? Join us at Deltek Insight to hear how the innovations in Costpoint, MES and Shop Floor Time can add value to your manufacturing process in one of the many sessions offered:

  • Supplier Portal: Got PO's?  Streamlining PO’s Using the New Supplier Portal 
  • Costpoint Procurement and Manufacturing: Your Procurement and Manufacturing Data Will Talk If You Are Willing to Listen
  • Costpoint Manufacturing: Costpoint Manufacturing at its Best
  • MES:  What’s New with MES
  • Shop Floor Time: The Next Generation of Shop Floor Time

Registration is still open, don’t miss out on the exciting keynotes, product sessions and networking at this year's #DeltekInsight event while there is still time. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!


About the Author

Roopa is an experienced Product Director for Costpoint Procurement and Manufacturing, MES and SFT at Deltek. She is a strong product management professional skilled in Enterprise Software, Business Process Improvement, Supply Chain Management, Product Management, and Project Planning, with more than 15 years in the manufacturing industry, 8 of which have been with Deltek. Connect with Roopa on LinkedIn.