10 Jan Drive End-to-End Process Visibility
Does this ring a bell?
While manufacturers are focused on implementing new iOT devices, robotics and cloud-based technology in their “Factories of the Future”, their day-to-day production operations remain primarily manual. Production processes still involve exchanging physical papers, manually entering data in multiple systems, and tracking throughput results in spreadsheets. Additionally, performance metrics are generally recorded somewhere between 30 and 60 days after products have been shipped, meaning there is no real-time visibility into process bottlenecks that are holding up fulfillment. Sound familiar?
Below are some very real challenges that RhinoDox is helping manufacturers solve today to drive efficiencies within production processes. These solutions can be implemented rapidly – within 1 to 3 months – and don’t require any heavy lifting from IT or other staff.
- Customer Order Management
- Purchase Order Management
- Product and Spec Design Reviews
- Change Order Requests
- Work Order Management
- Quality Control
Have you considered business process automation technology and content management software as a solution?
A content management and business process automation solution can solve end-to-end document lifecycle challenges within your organization. A holistic platform can be used to upload, manage and find all your information in one place. More importantly, it integrate your documents and data into your daily processes. You don’t need to build custom services on top of your ERP that have lengthy implementation timelines. Instead, consider using automation technology to drive business process transparency where reminders and escalations are automated and documents and their many versions automatically land in one place.
Where’s a good place to start?
According to a Deloitte report, A Manufacturing Perspective: Tech Trends 2018, the right place to start is to identify automation opportunities and map out a transformation plan for one business function. Starting with one business function allows for shorter term benefits and a quicker road to prove success. Additionally, it’s important to create cross-functional teams to understand the possibilities of transforming the core into a digital backbone.
Our process at RhinoDox is to identify an opportunity that can be solved within 30-90 days, test the solution, receive internal feedback, and iterate. This gives the organization time to adapt to new technology and create internal buy-in so larger automation initiatives can hit the ground running.
Looking for some more information? Review the use cases RhinoDox solves in our content library: https://www.rhinodox.com/resources/contentlibrary/.
Sammie Gibson is the Senior Customer Success Manager at RhinoDox. Prior to RhinoDox, she worked in the digital marketplace, delivering mobile marketing experiences & strategies to retail, insurance and financial services clients. When she’s not a busy Rhino, Sammie enjoys a good glass of red wine, playing Euchre and watching comedy shows.