How the cloud transforms manufacturers into agile innovators

How the cloud transforms manufacturers into agile innovators

The demand for manufacturing organisations to be agile and efficient is higher in today’s technological world than ever-before. Rapid technological advancements, coupled with an uncertain and unstable economic and work climate, mean that organisations are required to remain adaptable, functional, and highly efficient from anywhere, at any time.

Manufacturing organisation are being confronted with new and intensified challenges within their day to day operations. These challenges could potentially be represented as issues with product personalisation, with an increasingly high demand for a quick turnaround on products that are configured and personalised. Businesses may also be struggling with project profitability, especially within the current economic climate and when faced with an intricate project that involves multiple product entities.

Further challenges may arise in the areas of global supply chain and supply chain collaboration. Here vendors and contractors require efficient and timeous methods in order to collaborate and track the flow of information and goods. Manufacturing organisations also need to be able to manage and maintain their service revenue growth, and to effectively manage and utilise their analytical data.

“For business success in today’s modern world, especially with the rapid and increasing demands placed on organisations during the time of the Covid-19 Pandemic, shifting operations to the cloud instead of on-site applications can aid in increasing productivity, reliability and efficiency,” said Shanon Ramdaw, Business Development Manager at iOCO, within iOCO Software Distribution, the local Infor Master Reseller.

Ramdaw said cloud-based technological applications, services, and solutions, afford businesses the opportunity to optimise business processes, functionality, efficiency, and growth. “This empowers manufacturing organisations with the ability to deliver the right information to the right place at the right time. Cloud-based operations allow for access to real-time data that can be accessed from anywhere and from multiple devices. This accessibility allows for quicker turn-around time on decision making processes, with instant and immediate access to relevant insights,” he said. “Cloud based services such as Infor’s CloudSuite Solutions, ensure the streamlining of processes. This means that information processing and the information gleaned from relevant data is accurate and instant. The problem with manual and on-site systems is that the more complex the product or process becomes, the higher the risk of human error. Yet with cloud-based solutions this human error risk is practically eliminated.”

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