Gerent has been successfully implementing technology solutions for both discrete and process manufacturers for the past 13 years. We are invested heavily in manufacturing and have in-house experts with years of on point use experience.
Gerent is a proud Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud Partner. We are a go-to partner in manufacturing with years of market experience and one of the first to deliver Manufacturing Cloud to our customers.
Making up 40% of our customer base, we know manufacturing and we know how to help manufacturers get the most out of technology to reduce working capital, waste and inefficiency.
Quality is important to us but so is speed. Our project completion rate is known to be 40% faster than other Salesforce consulting and implementation partners saving you time and money and accelerating business value.
Because of Gerent’s experience in creating technology solutions for the manufacturing sector, we have the depth of knowledge to work with significant types of manufacturing - discrete or process - and deliver on our promise of high-value service.
Present accurate data in real time across teams and facilitate stronger business discussion.
Review accurate data and make timely course corrections or plan changes, enabling agility in changing market conditions.
Enable account and product forecast accuracy, strategic KPI tracking and levels 1-5 dashboards.
I run a multi-site operation, we have grown as a business through new product launches and acquisitions. I have an older ERP system and with each new acquisition, I inherit another. We spend a lot of time and effort on the integration of acquisitions, trying to find common ground in data that exists in many places that are disconnected from one another. In addition, I am trying to build business cases for investments and improvements in operations, but I struggle to get supporting information that can be trusted.
I have 7 RVP direct reports with a total of 300 salespeople in the field; some are independent reps. I have to present a forecast by account down to the part number for a rolling 12 months. It seems like I spend most of my time forecasting. I also struggle to get the independents to forecast; they say it is non-value-added work for them.
I am a single site facility in diverse markets with a high seasonality mix. The struggles of flexing the workforce or level loading the factory can mean the difference between making or losing money in any given month. I rely heavily on sales and operations working together on forecasting. I also need to watch volumes and pricing carefully, we have lots of competition and need to keep our customer base happy.
Our Head of Manufacturing, David Morley, has 30+ years of manufacturing experience in Asia, Europe and North America. He is an early adopter of Salesforce as a cross functional platform with a strong focus on growth and innovation.Connect on LinkedIn
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The manufacturing industry in the US is in the midst of a silver tsunami: aging workers who are retiring at the rate of 10,000 a day, a rate projected to continue until 2030. The industry employs nearly 9% of the American workforce, so such a loss of talent, knowledge and experience will have a severe impact on the economy unless something is done. Raising wages in the short term may help but it can trigger its own negative consequences like inflation.
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