To design and produce winning products and harness overall business efficiencies,manufacturing firms seek the right specifications and streamlined productionprocesses. Enterprises also look for the right pricing strategies by introducing cost-efficiencies, derived from controlling wastage and reducing time-to-market. This can beachieved by efficiently tracking the performance of multiple plants and numerousdepartments, processes, products and markets. Enterprises also look to streamlineoperations and business models to address the challenges of changing businessdynamics, increasing competition and globalisation.Towards this, we, at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), offer the iON ManufacturingSolution. This specially-designed solution is based on industry R&D and caters to theneeds of rapidly-growing manufacturing units. We offer the integrated solution as aservice, thus enabling you to keep investments low while delivering benefits in terms ofcost, processes and profitability.
“UB is very pleased to have iON providing infrastructure, applications and services for ourbusinesses in India. It gives us great confidence to have an organisation like TCS provideus the support that we need as we grow our business. It has given us the flexibility weneed to grow our business as and when we want to.”Clifford BurroughsGroup IS & Lean Director, United Biscuits Manufacturing Modules Procurement n Material Requirement Management n nManagement Tools Production Management n Import/Export Management n nMaintenance Plant n / support Management Service Inventory Management n n Management Quality nManagement Sales Business Solutions Office Solutions HRMS n iON Messaging n Payroll n Document Management n Manufacturing n and Accounting Finance n Management Intranet n Management Project Solution n Presence Management Online Customer Relationship Management n Overview Hardware Services Network Services Implementation Locations n n Platform Hosting n & Switch Configuration Server n & Last Mile Setup Router PC & Laptop Installation n Network Locations n An overview of the iON Manufacturing Solution
BenefitsThe iON Manufacturing Solution propels your business orders. This ensures savings, reduced rush chargesto new heights and brings you benefits of: and lower shipping costs.Streamlined procedures, achieved by: Informed decision-making, enabled by:Complying with regulations. We offer India-n Integrating isolated systems. By integrating n specific functionalities to address legal and isolated systems in geographically-dispersed procedural requirements relating to taxation, branches, we help you monitor business processes pricing, excise, export and import. in significant detail. As a result, you drill-downStandardising procedures. We introducen to factory-level details to quickly identify standardised procedures across your business, and solve problems. with the scope to implement customised, Getting unified real-time views. By providing n high-end processes. access to a smooth flow of consolidated financial information that represents operations acrossCost advantages, through: multiple business centres, we enable product-wiseStreamlining cash flows. The solution is designedn tracking of costs and revenues. to shorten the financial close cycle. This includes procurements-to-pay on the purchase side and Higher revenues, obtained by: orders-to-cash on the sales side. n losses. Our solution helps identify CuttingReducing costs. Our solution keeps a check onn loss-making products and eliminate unprofitable overtime labour through improved schedules. inventories before losses increase. The solution We also help reduce overhead and transaction costs. also pin-points processes that need to be streamlined in order to reduce business cycles.Focused procurement strategy, facilitated by: Satisfying customers. Our solution helps ensure nStreamlining procedures. Our solution helps raten that you achieve greater efficiencies in customer vendors and conduct purchase price variance and support services, such as warranty tracking and usage variance reviews to identify patterns in after-sales services. This helps you gain new procurement and production consumption costs. customers and retain old ones.Reducing procurement costs. Our solution helpsn you plan purchases to avoid peak pricing and small Sales Management Tool room Management Import / Export Management Sell Procure Service/ Quality support Demand Procurement Management Management Material Resource Planning Make Plan Production Management Plant Maintenance Inventory Management
"Earlier we were using a large ERP application which had its own limitations & we wereunable to access any information, instantly. TCS, on the other hand provides a web basedapplication which is easily accessible from anywhere & at any time. The data can becaptured online, in no time & this helps us to great extent in our day to day operations.Last but not least, we are happy with our decision to go with iON, amid fierce competition& it is worth the money paid without us incurring any Capex. “Rajesh KJManager - Information Technology, RialtoProduction within and across facilities has one challenge – you are always at the quest to know the right cost. Rightinventory, right quality, right capacity and right estimate of demand – all these contribute to the profitability of yourbusiness. And, the fact that these are inter-related makes your business even more complex to manage. Efficiency islost within the communication gaps between departments and facilities.Through the iON Manufacturing Solution, all the processes are made talk to one another all the time.And as those processes perform in sync, they contribute to one goal – increasing profits and reducing costs.What do you get?Our Manufacturing Solution offers feature-rich modules to streamline every aspect of your business ProductionInventory You ManageYou Manage n materials Bill ofn Inventory management Job orders and feedback nn of goods Receipt n operations Routingn Material consumption and transfers Production plans nn Jobs Subcontracting nn adjustments Stock Back flush (auto-assembly) nn Movement of scrap n and loss generation Scrapn Finished goods batches Decision SupportDecision Support Production costing nn costing Batch Assembly efficiency nn Inventory valuation Production inventory planning nn MIN-MAX inventory planning Demand nProcurement MRPYou Manage You Managen Purchase requisitions Job planning for order nn Purchase quotations n selection for order Vendorn Purchase order Planned purchase order nn to vendor Returns n plan scheduling MasterDecision Support Decision Supportn rating analysis Vendor Inventory levels nn Purchase performance Procurement shortfall nn MRP driven procurement
Sales QualityYou Manage You Managenenquiries, quotations and orders Sales n User defined specificationsn Schedule recurring sales order n GIN level specificationn Shipments and sales invoice n Finished goods specificationn customer wise Pricing, n WIP specificationsn Tax configuration n Goods inwards note QC onnreturns Sales n Finished goods and WIP issues QC onDecision support Decision supportnforecastsSales n CompliancentargetsSales n rating Vendornperformance.Sales n and comment tracking ReasonAccounts receivables plann n Discretions on outliersImport/ exportYou Managen maintenance Licensen obligations tracking Exportn Delisting of advance licensen Customs duty calculationsntaxation DutyDecision Supportn ComplianceAdd-onPlant maintenance Tools managementYou Manage You ManagePreventive maintenance schedulesn npurchase/ receipt ToolsRequest for maintenancen ninventory ToolsRequest for product change overn nscrap valuation ToolsRequest for commissioning and installationn nissue/ receipt Toolsn card for machineHistory Tool maintenance nPlanned preventive maintenancenn against requests and schedulesAction Decision Support Maintenance alerts nDecision Support Compliance nMaintenance alertsn Reasons and discretions nCompliancenReasons and discretionsnService/ support managementYou ManageItem master for spare partsnn order for warranty/ spare stock/ after warrantySparesn shipment/ invoiceSparen stock purchase/ receiptSparen part inventorySpareDecision Supportn stocks and replenishmentSparen issue on ordersSpareDemandn
Why iONiON provides comprehensive solutions that address A pay-as-you-use modelvaried IT requirements. From network to ERP, iON is This model eliminates capital investment as weoffered as a single service, in a pay-per-use model, provide the IT infrastructure and software on rent.allowing you to leverage the solution’s true potential. You pay as you use and only for the number of usersiON ensures integration of all processes along with who actually use the software. The rent is chargedease of use. monthly. Typically, the cumulative rental for threeiON promises: years is equal to the capital cost of acquiring similar or lesser software with one-time payment. Usually,nperformance in normal broadband;High the ROI exceeds rental within three months, whenStringent security and data privacy ;n best practices are well followed. The rental includes maintenance and training, with no hidden costs.Guaranteed availability (99 per cent uptime);nDisaster recovery;n Personalised solutionsReduced need for IT staff.n Although this is a cloud service, the software is configurable to each business. You will always get theiON, therefore, manages your processes while flavour of your own business by picking and choosingyou use the software. You gain from: what processes you would need.Integrated solutions Automatic upgradesWe ensure that all your solutions are connected. For We continuously invest in our solutions to ensureexample, if you are using a CRM along with an ERP, best practices. We enrich the software based on userand have a document management system to feedback and business and statutory changes. Weorganise your files, we ensure that these solutions are ensure the upgrade without disrupting the user.connected and work as one. So for you, it is simplyIT and not applications.Increased agilityWe bring in the agility to keep pace with changingprocesses or a new line of business. We help youconfigure the processes to work differently or simplychoose new practices recommended by the software.Our activation system flags on best practices while thesystem is running. As you pick and choose, we give youmore options to choose from.