Managed IT for Manufacturing
The competitive edge in manufacturing can be slight; a second here, a penny there, could be the difference between winning and losing. Because of this, efficiency is key. Whether it be automated process control equipment or manufacturing resource planning, information technology will keep your business competitive, while allowing for more streamlined processes that give you the edge you need.
IT Benefits for Manufacturers:
- Flexible information technology systems drive advanced manufacturing technology
- Solid foundation for your ERP system
- Minimize IT systems downtime i.e. lost revenue
- Maximize efficiencies, ability to do more with less
- Promotes continuous innovation
- Attract and retain the best talent with advanced IT systems
What type of IT infrastructure will I need to support my ERP solution.
Each organization is unique so there is not one answer for all. There are a few ways including cloud, on-site or a hybrid of the both. It depends on your business needs and requirements.
How can technology help with the manufacturing skills gap issue?
Manufacturers are dealing with an increase in employees retiring which poses a threat to the skills needed to be successful. Young and upcoming talent will be looking for a technological environment where they can use the tools they want (i.e. bring your own device). But, you will also need to train these employees on the processes of your organization. Technology like video conferencing, collaboration, and others will be key for manufacturing over the coming years.
How do I reduce downtime at my manufacturing facility?
Manufacturers use technology to record sales 24/7. If your IT system goes down, revenue is lost and the entire process halts. Proactive technology solutions can help increase uptime to about 99.9%.
Why can’t I pick up a wireless signal in my building?
Many manufacturers can deal with wireless issues when their environment was not accurately assessed. Due to structural differences, inventory levels, etc., manufacturers have many factors that can affect the wireless signal. Because of this, we suggest conducting a wireless site survey to determine your specific needs which will help ensure the signal is picked up in the areas you require.