ERP for Plastics Industry

Plastics manufacturing touches a broad range of industries and because of this, it's important to make sure the selected ERP software meets the specific requirements for the industry. For example, manufacturers of food packaging must comply with standards such as FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and HAACP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point). As another example, there may be quality assurance requirements related to products manufactured for cars or medical device equipment such as ISO.

In addition, the ways plastic products are manufactured require an ERP system to accommodate these specific processes. For process manufacturing, discrete manufacturing or mixed-mode manufacturing, Macola ERP offers flexibility and scalability to meet specific business processes and includes Multi-level Bill of Material, Multiple Units of Measure and robust Inventory and Warehouse Management capabilities.

Harvest Ventures has experience implementing Macola ERP software for plastics manufacturers in packaging processing, stamping, die-casting, thermoforming compounding, injection molding and extrusion. As a result, our clients have benefitted from shortened production cycle times, achieved optimal customer service levels with on-time delivery and order accuracy, reduced inventory costs and effectively managed quality and compliance standards.

Some of the key features of Macola ERP for the plastic industry include:

  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Industry Compliance Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Multi-level Bill of Material
  • Multiple Units of Measure
  • Quality Standards Management
  • Quoting and Estimating (Job Costing)
  • Streamlined Order Entry


"With Macola 10 and with the workspace environment, it’s all right there in front of the users’ face. Drill down, drill up, no more multiple sessions open, it’s just a very easy space to work in."

– Adrian Alday, VP Finance, InterFlex Group

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Leveraging Software to Achieve Business Goals and Competitive Advantage in the Plastics Industry