In today’s marketplace, it’s not enough to create an innovative product; companies must have innovative processes and methods. You have to adapt to changing market expectations and customer demands while also taking advantage of new manufacturing technology.
Adaptive systems are required to survive and grow.
Take, for example, the benefits of a machine shop implementing an end-to-end integrated system. Owners hate waste and machine downtime. But too many machine shops use time-wasting workarounds to solve problems. These owners face the same problem as those companies that require routine system upgrades—each step in their process is optimized, but the hand-off between processes isn’t efficient.
Because a product data management platform captures and stores data between stages of development and production, every piece of design information is available at all times, for every member of the process. Eliminating the need for data flow between individual job functions and shop floor equipment also means an increase in accuracy and efficiency.
Now, say a customer calls the machine shop requesting a design change. With all data stored and integrated, changes can be entered easily and then seamlessly propagated throughout the entire process. This saves time and money.
But solving problems is just the beginning. With an integrated product-lifecycle management platform, machine shop owners—or any business owner—can improve performance and grow business.