Competition is now greater than ever and is growing faster and faster. It is essential to follow trends, reach for new technological solutions and be flexible enough to develop new methods of managing production processes and related services.
Process optimization in manufacturing is all about finding a proper solution that will streamline specific activities as regards the following criteria: loss minimization, re-education of time of performed tasks, greater cost control and error-reducing monitoring of current activities.
All irregularities related to the work organization contribute to numerous disruptions, and their scale is proportionally large to the number of people employed. Proper monitoring and streamlining internal processes contribute to the success of an organization operating in the manufacturing industry. Process optimization in manufacturing has a significant impact on reducing costs, improving the quality of manufactured products, timely execution of orders and better control of work in the warehouse.
Improving manufacturing processes is made possible by implementing an integrated tool that will allow you to manage projects at every stage – from the planning phase, execution and distribution to monitoring and analysis. With a tool tailored to the specific needs of the organization, it is easy to speed up the project implementation, organize and schedule work, assign tasks to individual employees, make calculations and monitor the progress of activities at every stage. All data can be properly collected and processed and visualized in intuitive charts, to simplify data sets.
In optimizing manufacturing processes, it is indispensable to have a tool, which will ensure seamless electronic document management, archiving, segregation, resource allocation, and determination of current work status. Such a tool already includes generating files, their automatic processing and converting into various formats. One of the available solutions is integrating Elasticsearch. It is an intelligent search and analytics engine used to search keywords or a full text. Comprehensive and modular business process management will allow you to control all departments, from sales to manufacturing and service support.
Manufacturing companies process huge amounts of data. It is worth applying solutions that simultaneously streamline processes and control the data processed, allowing for detailed analyses at every stage. Full task monitoring of each person involved in the process will allow to clearly specify objectives and check the implementation status, while eliminating potential delays, errors and downtime. The system will monitor the process 24/7.
Process optimization in manufacturing is carried out according to strict rules split into several steps:
Step 1. Analyzing current manufacturing processes. This stage is very complex and consists of many elements: starting from checking how the process works, through observing how the activities are reflected in the system, to analyzing the work carried out so far and interviewing employees. All this is aimed at capturing the essential elements that need improvement.
Step 2. We are searching for elements in the process that can be optimized relatively easily and quickly. In the first place, they can be implemented and tested to optimize production.
Step 3. After having analyzed available solutions, the selected methods of optimizing manufacturing processes are implemented with a properly adapted system.
Step 4. Monitoring and analyzing activities in order to verify the effectiveness of the changes implemented, which will allow for even more effective improvement of the current processes and will make it possible to move on to implementing further optimi