Production Management vs. Operations Management: Find the Right Solution to Take Control of Your Organization

September 8th 2020 15:00:00 PM

You’re a manufacturing business owner or manager and you know that your organization could run more smoothly and efficiently with automation. You may have done some homework already and be very familiar with the benefits automation can provide. The idea of upgrading to manufacturing automation software may be relatively new to you. To stay competitive in today’s market, it is crucial to be nimble and ready to make decisions confidently. To do this, you need tools that will give you the best possible information.

Scanco’s Production Management and Operations Management products were developed with the needs of modern manufacturers in mind. Our software solutions will give you real-time insights into your workflow, streamline your processes, and increase your productivity.

Are you ready to take the next step and move forward with automating your manufacturing business with Production Management or Operations Management software? Contact us online or call (330) 645-9959 to schedule an appointment with a Scanco Solutions Expert.

Production Management vs. Operations Management

At Scanco, we understand that each manufacturing business is unique. A cookie-cutter approach is not going to give you the right combination of features and benefits you need for your business. For this reason, we offer more than one solution for our manufacturing customers.

Sage Production Management

Is automating your cycle count and year-end physical count a priority for your business? Sage Production Management integrates with your existing Sage 100 software. It eliminates the need for using pen and paper to track inventory and the lag time required for data entry.

Production Management may be right for your business if:

  • You work with make-to-stock items
  • Very little customization is involved in finished goods
  • All manufactured items are returned to inventory when completed

Your team members will be able to scan barcodes, look up items, and send counts in real-time to Sage 100. Choosing this option means you eliminate manual errors and you will have accurate inventory numbers available at your fingertips.

With the optional Shop Floor add-on to Sage Production Management, your team can track labor costs, material issues, and mark material completion statuses in the software. This option makes it easy to track errors and exceptions and take appropriate action quickly. The system automates repetitive tasks to prevent errors.

Operations Management

Operations Management gives you an all-inclusive solution. This option automates functions for manufacturing, along with installation and field service.

Operations Management may be the best choice for your company if:

  • You are customizing products to meet your customers’ needs
  • You provide installation or professional services
  • Your business tracks manufactured items for warranty or service purposes
  • Your team performs repair work (either in-house or in the field)
  • Your company sells service or preventative maintenance agreements

Operations Management also integrates seamlessly with Sage 100 and can be used by small and medium-sized businesses looking for a solution that will bring their operations and financial information together in one convenient location.

Scanco’s Module Match Tool Makes it Easy to Find the Right Solution

It’s not easy trying to decide which solution and modules are the best fit for your business. We know that you also have day-to-day issues on your mind, too. Your time is valuable, and we’ve tried to make this process as easy and convenient as possible.

We’ve developed an online tool that can help you determine which solutions are the best fit for you. It only takes a few minutes, and you will be on your way to finding the right one for your business.

Scanco doesn’t leave you hanging after you have used the module match tool to determine whether Production Management or Operations Management is the best option. We are with you every step of the way when you are looking for manufacturing automation software. Contact us online or call (330) 645-9959 to schedule an appointment with a Scanco Solutions Expert.


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