How to improve productivity and efficiency in manufacturing 

A software-based automation helps your business to focus on cost reduction, improvement of process speed, optimisation of decision outcomes. Rules-based tasks won’t require human judgement or intervention, so you will be able to automate tedious and repetitive work activities. In the end, your business processes will think, learn and adapt on their own, while you are working.

So, here comes the big question.

How can you increase your business productivity through automation?

McKinsey Global Institute has already indicated that the artificial intelligence (AI) adoption rate is proving to be a serious differentiator among competitors. Those that adopted the technology early enough experienced higher margins of profit—about an average of more than 10-15% compared to those lagging. Also, their expected free cash flows are positioned to accelerate faster.

Augmenting human experience with IA can unleash a new wave of innovation and inspire people to boldly create new business value by freeing up employee time from responsibilities that can be handled by machines. 

An intelligent real-time planning and unity in digital data

With KIM software products, many companies automated several departments, from HR – where we eliminated downtime between processes, to production – the employee have now transparency on stocks. 

”We structured the unstructured data from the field, where no one puts data into the system. We have created unity in the data, they are entered in the same way so can be hyper automated later.”

When a business goes through a digital transformation, that reflects on their profitability and productivity. Having access to all the data in real time, the management decisions are being taken easily and faster.

For our clients from manufacturing industry, KIM gives them transparent tracking of production and warehousing operations and supervises in real time the actual usage of personnel, equipment and materials.

How? By combining mobility, digital labelling and full functionality from MES (Manufacturing Execution System), MRP (Material Resource Planner) and production-oriented WMS (ware- house management systems).

The combination of MRP and MES is what really offers value to a business, because you will see in real time how you are today versus the plans from the  beginning of the project.

”Planning is a big problem in the market, not only in manufacturing. But with our software products you can see what and when you have to deliver, if you have being a late or what are the next projects. Planned projects versus realistic ones. You see the current status of orders, ongoing projects, how much you have worked on a project, the load on each machine every day and so many more details. This is how you decide what are the steps, what are the problems and how to fix them.

Having your business processes automated, you can put instantly the finger on the problems. So, is it a human or a process issue? You can monitor the technological operations and working hours, adjust the estimated working time in the field compared to the existing ones. An intelligent real-time planning is using field execution times, so you can constantly identify and streamline the processes from month to month. 

If automation is on your agenda, let’s have a conversation on how we work and what technologies you need to integrate.