As your company grows, you need to find a way to handle a higher volume of orders with more efficiency to maintain the level of service your customers have come to expect. Unfortunately, as you get more business, your shop floor can become chaotic. Bring your growing manufacturing company to order by following our step-by-step guide to attaining the right technology for the job.
- Evaluate your current systems to determine if you are experiencing the Silo Effect.
The Silo Effect is a common occurrence in job shop companies that rely on separate systems across multiple departments. Managing production becomes difficult because your employees need to look through multiple systems to find the answers they need, causing several delays in the production process and missed deadlines.
- Define a clear list of requirements for your ideal software
Determine which tools and features will best solve your unique business requirements before you look at any particular software or vendor. This can include anything from an automated production process, to inventory management, to specific quality controls.
- Select the right software for your company
Compare your list of requirements closely with the functionality offered by different integrated job shop management solutions on the market. Be sure to look for a scalable solution that will allow you to reach your current and future business goals.
- Find the right partner
The right implementation partner can make or break the success of your software solution. A partner with extensive experience working with companies in the job shop industry will understand your business challenges and help you prevent future complications. A good partner will provide your company with support and training long after the implementation is complete to ensure that your company is receiving a proper return on your investment.
Take a look at Vision33's Order Management Infographic to learn more about the Silo Effect and determine if your company is ready to take the first step towards bringing order back to your job shop process.