Companies turning to manufacturing technology for better management
January 24, 2013
For manufacturing companies, there are a variety of components that go into ensuring all management and oversight processes are carried out effectively. However, these elements can sometimes be put to the wayside as production issues arise and mistakes need to be corrected. To maintain better control over responsibilities and tasks, many businesses are turning to manufacturing management software to improve operations. These programs provide firms with the necessary tools for making sure all procedures run smoothly, production is streamlined and errors are avoided. In addition, these software solutions also give companies the assurance that they are remaining compliant with all manufacturing legislation.
Any industry can benefit from manufacturing solutions
According to Electronics News, large-scale battery manufacturers are adopting technological solutions for better productivity and increased management processes. However, the use of manufacturing technology can benefit any business in any industry. The source notes that many companies within the battery industry are implementing systems for planning and designing their products. This is being done to meet the demand for large-scale lithium ion batteries.
The source writes that while the actual procedures for producing batteries have not changed drastically over the last few years, these technological solutions are able to effectively manage all aspects. In addition, the systems keep track of all industry standards and ensure that companies are meeting these requirements.
This can be done for any sector, as software programs can be adjusted to include various industry-related practices and regulations that must be met. Manufacturing technology includes components that help with planning production and mapping out facilities, performing a variety of calculations - such as maximum potential throughput - and determining which practices best increase efficiency, the source reports.
Manufacturing technology use on the rise
Companies in every sector are boosting their use of manufacturing solutions to improve their operations, according to Manufacturing Business Technology. The source cites research from the Association for Manufacturing Technology, which revealed that manufacturing software totals accounted for $421.8 million in November 2012. In addition, 2012 saw an increase in the use of manufacturing solutions, as the programs brought in $5.2 billion for the year. This represents a 4.8 percent jump from 2011's totals. Industry experts believe that the implementation of the technological solutions for manufacturing management will continue to increase in 2013, the source writes.