In today’s recreational vehicles industry, manufacturers produce recreational vehicles spanning from custom-built $1M+ coaches to more affordable towable units of $50K or less.
The industry is in the luxury and discretionary purchase category and has been challenged over the last several years to rebuild business from low points that bottomed out in 2007-2009.
The RV industry as a whole has seen consolidation, right sizing, and tight spend on projects that were not considered “must haves.”
In general, we’ve seen that the industry is experiencing growth.
Those leaders in the industry are beginning to address needs related to their production capabilities, which include technology projects and ERP implementation in particular.
Over all, the RV industry lacks any specific trend or core technology commonalities, with larger manufacturers running some form of packaged ERP solutions along with custom developed ERP solutions.
We’ve seen ERP technology infrastructures evolve into development platforms, with packaged ERP implementations in the mix.
Today, those companies with homegrown solutions are looking closer at their capabilities as part of their long term IT strategies. Can existing custom-built systems handle increased demand, customer requirements, complex supply chains and increased production volumes?
In addition, many of the smaller manufacturers rely on manually intensive technology. These companies are beginning to seek improved business solutions to better position themselves for growth in the coming years.
With industry outlooks showing growth, companies are looking to drive value and improved satisfaction with their customers. Leveraging strategic use of ERP technology will help them maintain and grow market share.
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.