Manufacturing management in the 21st century requires agility, flexibility and responsiveness to both customer demand and volatile market conditions. It’s clear that technology is transforming the industry, with “smart factories” often discussed as Industry 4.0. In this new world, smart systems communicate with each other via Internet services, machines perform more tasks, and predictive analytics tools reveal opportunities you might otherwise miss.
If your business software doesn’t provide the transparency you need to manage holistically across the organisation and take advantage of Web-based and other technology innovations like these, it’s time to consider a change.
Manufacturing management software should enable you to see and control events throughout your entire business process chain – from suppliers to the production processes to delivery and customer service. To maximise efficiency and speed, your management software should further connect and share data with other systems in your production environment, such as CAD systems for design.