- Micha Rüegger
The industrial sector changed a lot with the digital revolution in the last ten years. Manufacturer uses new technologies to increase their performance. The benefit of this 4th industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, is in the constantly growing information density. Employees in the factory are gaining more and more information through software to make better and better decisions for the business. Such software is able to improve the productivity and predict the coming expanses. And if you would like to know, where and when you have to order new inventory and send the right marketing information on time, just take a look in your Database.
Meet challenges with investment in the information and communication technology
Each manufacturing company got their own challenges. However, not all those responsible know that information and communication technology offers user-friendly tools to solve them. Even worse, but not less often, when such knowledge is available but not used. Who don’t know the typical supervisor who rather buys a new machine to solving the problem with a more cost-effective solution, instead to get a much cheaper effective simulation software to fixing the problem. Also well known is the stubborn production leader, who only listen to his instincts instead of calculate the real need with actual date from the ERP system.
Industry 4.0 made easy – Define your requirements and check the possibilities
Granted, the named examples are a little exaggerated. But there are still enough parts of the manufacturing process who rely on randomness or are based on inaccurate forecasting. Intuitions and forecasts can now get support from reliable real-time information. This helps the responsible employees to make better decisions and improve the performance of the company. Despite the advantages, many business owners renounce software investments, mostly out of fear that they are too complicated, too expensive or not powerful enough.
If you write down the individual needs of your company and evaluate the options carefully, it is possible to reduce this risk significantly. The investment in software got a very fast return on investment and even before this point you will be amazed, how easy it is to minimize your costs and optimize the processes.
Stagnation is regression – Change your company
The decision for the right investment is a rather decisive factor for your long term success in the manufacturing business. The use of the right software was never this important then now. The fast change and industry 4.0 make the use of software as important as the acquiring of new machines. Without a good software component, it is not possible to use the full potential of a new machine. If the resources run short, the most manager consider the investment in hardware. But it would be possible to reach the same ore more improvement with less investment, if they would invest it wisely, in modular software components. Why not take this opportunity to inform yourself about the wide range on software solutions from the MySolutions Group for manufacturing companies? Benefit now from our customized software solutions.