According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, RV markets saw significant growth in 2012 with wholesale shipments, finishing the year with an increase of 13.2% over 2011.
This is the highest annual total for RV shipments since 2007.
When it comes to implementing an ERP system, managing this uptick in activity is critical.
For 2013 and beyond, RV industry organizations seek business systems that enhance user experience with modern interfaces, menu navigations and intuitive screens.
Our team has seen that changes in product development strategies drive the RV industry to evaluate existing business processes, with an eye toward business process improvements.
Traditionally, non-core ERP functions like product development are often fragmented into silos. Cross-functional communication is often managed through offline workarounds, email, and paper trails resulting in overall inefficiency issues.
Relying on a set of stand-alone systems, manual data entry and redundant databases causes excess waste.
If an enterprise is unable to share standardized data and business intelligence, they find themselves working less efficiently, creating waste, and lacking the ability to see manufacturing processes in real-time.
A Better Way
Standardizing processes on a single solution offer a chance for business process reengineering.
This approach needs to evolve into more nimble, visible, and collaborative mega business processes.
Likewise, when a company integrates acquisition operations into core business platforms they gain synergy and business efficiency.
Companies with multiple legal entities benefit when they standardize on a single technology platform. They gain a competitive advantage when they implement a more advanced solution to track inventory, production and scheduling across multiple locations in different time zones.
Ultra’s team of independent ERP consultants offers deep industry experience in a range of sectors, including the RV industry.
Contact Ultra Consultants for industry insight to address your ERP challenges.