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Understand the characteristics and needs of the building glass processing industry

many business staff asked what the characteristics of the glass processing industry are. This question is too general. Because the term "glass processing industry" is hard to define. The glass industry is divided into several different industries. Those who produce raw glass sheets are called raw glass suppliers. Its downstream is the enterprise that purchases raw glass for reprocessing. Such as automobile glass manufacturers, building glass manufacturers, etc. There are also some enterprises that buy some frits of glass to process glass crafts, which are not very different from the craft operation industry

here we will focus on the characteristics and needs of the building glass industry. Because the building glass industry is relatively special, the general ERP software can not meet its needs

the so-called building glass industry is a manufacturing enterprise that provides exterior wall glass or interior door and window glass for various buildings. Such enterprises generally purchase raw glass (with fixed material, length, width and height specifications) for cutting and other processing (such as double-layer hollow, carved, etc.) according to the needs of customers

the most typical characteristics of the building glass industry:

1. Because the dimensions of the external walls, doors and windows of each building are basically different, the shape and size of the building glass in each order are also different. Even if a building adopts glass with the same thickness and size, there will be many glasses with different shapes and sizes because of different space uses. Therefore, the construction glass industry is a typical order production

2. Because it is produced by completely receiving orders, and the products of each order are different, the excess production number of each order will no longer be reused by other orders. Therefore, when receiving orders every time, the finished products do not consider the remaining inventory for MRP

3. Because the products are different every time, if the enterprise establishes a new product code and BOM for new products every time, it will not only have a large workload, but also have too much data redundancy. At present, the industry adopts a unified product code for finished glass with the same material, thickness, size and processing requirements. Only when receiving the order, record the shape and size required by the customer, such as length, width, etc. the glass with different shape and size is divided into different line items to record the corresponding number (PCS)

4. Although the industry is completely produced by order, and the shape and size of products are basically different every time, for most of the glass, the probability of the same thickness and size is very high. For example, most of the exterior wall glass uses 6mm or 8mm thick glass. For the raw material suppliers (original glass factories) in this industry, there are several fixed raw glass with different specifications (material + thickness + length + width) for building glass manufacturers to choose. And for the construction glass industry, the larger the one-time purchase of raw glass, the lower the relative cost. Therefore, the industry uses safety stock to stock raw glass

5. Although customers in this industry take PCs (block) as the unit of measurement when placing orders. However, the finished product code of this industry takes square meter as the basic unit of measurement, that is, the unit of measurement of cost calculation. Reason:

a) because the industry adopts a unified code for finished glass with the same glass material, thickness and processing requirements, if PCs is used as the basic unit of measurement. Then for finished glass with different shapes and sizes, the unit consumption of raw glass will be different. That is to say, for finished glass with different shapes and sizes, different BOMs must be established, which conflicts with the management characteristics of the industry

b) because the first two kinds of glass with hot fillings of different shapes may have very large size differences (area differences), if PCs is used as the basic unit of measurement of finished glass. Because the codes of the same specifications are the same, it will cause "this PCs is not that PCs", and the unit cost is very different. In this way, enterprises cannot calculate the corresponding cost according to the amount of glass consumed by different orders

6. Since the unit of measurement of customers' orders for finished products is PCs, and the unit of measurement within the enterprise is square meters, there is a special demand in this industry: the number of PCs ordered for finished products orders must be recorded, and the corresponding square number must also be recorded

7. Because it is completely produced by taking orders, for this industry, there is basically no scientific and technological innovation between each order, which is the only future merger for the research and development of new polyurethane insulation materials. Therefore, the glass with the same specification on each order will directly correspond to the production work order. That is, each production order will only correspond to a unique order. The production progress information of the order is commensurate with the production progress information corresponding to the ordered product

8. Because the finished glass with the same material, thickness and processing requirements adopts a unified production code even though the shape and size are different. Therefore, if most of the specifications of the finished glass in the orders received by the enterprise are the same, it is difficult to distinguish the finished glass of different shapes and sizes in the statements of the finished glass warehouse. Therefore, if this situation occurs, enterprises need to use batch numbers for finished products to control that China is still in the deep development stage of industrialization, informatization, urbanization, marketization and internationalization. On the other hand (directly use the shape and size of finished glass as the batch number description) to distinguish finished glass of different shapes and sizes

due to these special needs, few ERP can be used in the construction glass industry, and most enterprises develop or find customized development software

in fact, many building glass manufacturing industries cannot deal with these special needs of the building glass industry listed above. At present, most of these enterprises are not on ERP, and they are basically managed manually. Therefore, these contradictions will not be so prominent. But this is precisely a major feature of ERP as a consulting management software. We can make customers feel our professionalism and added value by providing governance solutions. The above characteristics were summarized by zhenghang when we were consulting a large-scale project in the building glass industry. In other words, these special needs can be well solved by zhenghang. At present, this enterprise uses our second industry plan package, which is very good. However, if other customers want to use this solution package, they must be upgraded to the latest version, which requires a charge of two times. 【

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