It is estimated that manufacturers lose about $15 billion each year due to worker productivity being hampered by a lack of vision in their processes. Manufacturing has always been a dynamic industry, where operational data changes significantly during production processes for several reasons.
The manufacturing sector is still looking for ways to improve its productivity. Manufacturing managers and engineers know that they need to produce products quickly and efficiently without compromising quality to stay competitive in today’s market. Productivity and efficiency go hand in hand and can help manufacturers still be profitable and successful despite all the expenses required by modern technologies and products.
The Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud offers manufacturers several solutions to improve productivity, revenue, workflows, and more. Here are the top 7 smart strategies to meet challenges with this platform.
The Manufacturing Cloud allows users to extract more information about their business, including production schedules, product specifications, financial resources, and more. Manufacturers can use this data to make intelligent decisions that increase productivity and balance the stock of products.
A comprehensive system of manufacturing capabilities creates a connected production environment that allows manufacturers to maximize efficiency across their plants with the help of Manufacturing Cloud. Manufacturing intelligence also helps this process, increasing productivity by 50%.
Manufacturing Cloud helps automate processes and optimize workflows based on real-time manufacturing data. Manufacturers can decrease downtimes while increasing yield. This has an overall impact of a 15% increase in total production for manufacturers who use it.
Manufacturing Cloud allows manufacturers to manage people, resources, and equipment across the organization. It monitors usage rates across production plants, allowing managers to assign workers where they are most needed. Utilization rates are kept at 98%, resulting in an overall impact of a 5% increase in total productive hours.
Manufacturing Cloud provides manufacturers with workable data to make informed decisions based on historical and real-time data. It can find areas of improvement, such as process variability, by providing manufacturers with the ability to drill in specific details needed for decision making. With analytics, one can see productivity gains of up to 5%.
Manufacturing Cloud Dashboard is the presentation tool that allows companies to share the platform data with their teams, partners, and providers. Dashboards can help inform supply chain decisions, increase visibility in operations, and provide workers with quick access to the information they need to complete their work effectively.
Mobile apps allow manufacturers to share data with mobile apps, enabling workers on the floor to access manufacturing information from wherever they are. This increases productivity and smoothens the workflow.