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Unfortunately, recalls are becoming the norm rather than the exception. This trend is also impacting transportation equipment manufacturers, and is most likely due in large part to the globalization of the supply chain and consolidation of trailer part suppliers.
Road safety is non-negotiable. In fact, assuring the quality of trailers created from scratch (fabricated-to-order) or assembled from parts (assembled-to-order) is a legal obligation in order to comply with the NHTSA and federal motor vehicle safety standards.
When an ERP software integrates with your CAD design software, it makes it not only much easier for your engineers to share their design information with your manufacturing ERP software, it also reduces the amount of errors in the bill of manufacturing (BOM).
This feature allows your team to more easily and efficiently manage engineering additions or modifications, ensuring shop-floor employees work with the most accurate information.
It’s important to control both the content of documents and access to the information. A reliable document management feature avoids unauthorized access, as well as easier and more organized access for those who need to review the documents.
It goes without saying that you need to always be able to trace where and how a part was used. An ERP manufacturing software designed specifically for transportation equipment manufacturers will include this important feature, giving you greater control in fabrication, maintenance or distribution of parts.
In transportation equipment manufacturing, a good practice for reducing recalls and repairs is to implement a supplier rating process to evaluate and approve potential suppliers by quantitative assessment of the number of faulty parts delivered. This feature for custom trailer manufacturers will help build a solid portfolio of key strategic partners, as well as manage risk exposure.
Another good practice is to identify emergent trends indicating a number of increasing faulty parts within your manufacturing process, measuring tools and lab equipment before the end-product is released on the market. The right ERP system for the trailer manufacturing industry can help do this as well.
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Knowing your true job costs is one of the most difficult things for a custom shop to figure out. Factoring in all of the resources used — and the complicated nature of custom manufacturing — makes it difficult for shops to figure exactly how much a job costs them.