Manufacturing Automation for Building Supplies
Sell more. Supply faster.
Wouldn't it be great if you could: sell any product simply and seamlessly no matter its complexity; provide a visual customer experience which boosts conversion rates by 40%; and run your business more efficiently by removing bottlenecks and breaking down silos between sales, operations, and engineering? Well, with KBMax, you can.
Manual processes dispersed throughout your operations are creating errors and inefficiencies
You want to streamline and connect your customers, sales, and engineering teams to the manufacturing side of the business in an automated end-to-end process that begins with the customer at the point of purchase, and ends with the right building materials being delivered.
But most supply companies’ sales processes are not driving manufacturing directly. Instead they require hand-offs, translation, and interpretation by the shop floor. Production teams are expected to pick up the slack by fixing configuration errors and working faster to keep customers happy. Nobody wins.
Eliminate bottlenecks and supercharge manufacturing efficiency through automation
Once a configuration has been finalized, sales reps can automatically generate all the documents required to initiate production. Your teams in charge of assembling the orders get totally reliable information. Accurate technical drawings, CAD files, CNC cut sheets, bill of materials, assembly instructions, and product renderings are all created without any input from engineering.
Complex product rules ensure only valid configurations make their way through sales and engineering to the shop floor, eliminating the time-wasting back-and-forth that causes deal-threatening delays. Sales feels confident that products will be built to customers’ precise specifications, manufacturing can actually achieve the build, and customers always get exactly what they want, on time.
“We have a simple product with numerous and sometimes complex and unlimited option catalog. KBMax [Epicor CPQ] allows us to handle 95% of the custom requests without needing to use outside drawing programs to meet the customer’s needs. ”
“KBMax [Epicor CPQ] gave our customers and engineers the ability to design a water quality unit to fit their needs without waiting for a response from our sales people or waiting on a design from our CAD department.”
Overcoming the Complexity of the Sales to Manufacturing Process
Product variation compounded by the complexity of multiple pricing models can create confusion and inefficiency among your organization’s engineering, manufacturing, and sales teams. In this four-part guide, we’ll uncover how to address challenges like these in your sales to manufacturing processes by using CPQ software.