Why your ERP may not be adequate
Lack of Specific Functionality

ERP systems may not have specialized features or modules specifically designed to handle the complexities of Repair processes.

Repair services often require detailed tracking of individual product units, serial numbers, warranty information, and repair history, which may not be adequately supported by ERP systems.

Customer Communication and Transparency

Repair services often require clear communication with customers regarding the status of their returns, repair progress, replacement options, and timelines.

ERP systems may not have built-in customer communication tools or mechanisms to provide real-time updates and maintain transparency throughout the Repair process.

Unique Requirements of Products to Components

Industrial products often have intricate configurations, advanced features, or specialized components, which may require specialized handling during the repair process.

ERP systems may not have the necessary capabilities to manage the specific requirements to accomplish component-level visibility and traceability.

Specialized Reporting and Analysis

Repair services require in-depth reporting and analysis to identify patterns, track recurring issues, measure repair turnaround times, and improve overall service quality.

ERP systems may lack advanced reporting and analytics capabilities tailored specifically for Repair services, limiting the ability to gain valuable insights and drive process improvements.

Safety stock predictions for after-sales repair components
Complex Calculation Models

After-sales repair component requirements can be sporadic and unpredictable. Safety stock calculations involve multiple factors, including historical data, demand variability, and more.

ERP systems typically offer basic safety stock functionality, but they may not incorporate all the variables and advanced calculation models required or adequately capture the variability and intermittent nature of after-sales demands.

Dynamic Environment

After-sales repair demands can be influenced by factors such as product lifecycles, technological advancements, EOL service period, and customer behavior. ERP systems are not always capable of adapting quickly to these dynamic factors and may not provide the flexibility needed to adjust safety stock predictions accordingly.