Adapting Manufacturing for the digital transformation – To take advantage of the opportunities presented in the digital era, manufacturers need to step up their adoption of a range of new technologies and their collaboration with their global network of suppliers.

    Digitization is changing the manufacturing world in dramatic ways.  Product development cycles are decreasing and delivery models are increasingly evolving.  Software-enabled innovations are creating new service-based business models that are replacing existing products and re-ordering industry dynamics seemingly overnight.  Innovations from companies such as Uber, Airbnb, and Apple are completely disrupting the status quo of business and the world as we know it.  Others, such as Tesla, may be doing so as we speak. To stay competitive, companies must be flexible and able to quickly adapt to new technologies.

    As a manufacturing company, your goal should be to know real-time how well you are performing, and to be able to quickly change course as the need arises. The sooner you are able to make course corrections, the less it will cost you, the more you will gain, and the more likely you will be successful. With collaboration, you can become more agile, increase performance, and add value with every transaction. This is the foundation for how your business meets the needs of the digital age.

    Manufacturers need to initiate a new business model, which serves to enable a seamless flow of data among systems that optimize the path from innovation, through design, engineering, production, utilization, and service, bringing the value chain together.  Speed and collaboration are the differentiators for the digital age, helping to support whatever business models best meet the current needs of the market. Tying manufacturing directly to the needs of your customers and collaborating with your suppliers throughout the process helps to validate that you have the right offerings and are able to quickly adapt as market needs change.

    Digitization is enabling new business and revenue models that may be difficult to support without rapidly embracing new technologies. This is an exciting time for manufacturers, and Kaygen’s team of specialists are poised to help you, to ensure your are prepared and can adapt:

    Leveraging cloud systems enables flexibility and change, including traditional MRP/ERP systems that are quickly and easily configurable in the cloud, requiring little customizations
    Value chains should be connected via an integrated business model with better Product Information Management systems from raw materials to finished goods, providing keen insight into Inventory and Supplier Analytics
    Interactions with machines and systems should be smarter, leveraging the latest IoT technologies and managing compliance and emissions reporting
    Integrated collaboration must be leveraged throughout the value chain including Supplier Lifecycle Management and Supplier Data Management

    Kaygen specialists can help you address these challenges and help your manufacturing organization adapt to today’s competitive landscape.

    Customer Success

    Toyota: The largest auto manufacturer. As a Tier 1 supplier for over 5 years, Kaygen has provided resources for hard to fill requirements. As Toyota moves to Texas, Kaygen has been instrumental in fulfilling time sensitive resource needs across IT, project management, finance, security, risk & compliance.

    FHR: Kaygen assisted a major refinery in the oil & gas industry meet and exceed regulatory compliance for air emissions, enabling consistent and accurate reporting across the organization and with regulatory bodies. Through providing IoT data cleansing capabilities of the data coming from the sensors on the equipment in their refineries, the organization was able to use the data to provide accurate regulatory reporting, avoiding multi-million dollar fines while helping them achieve their green initiative and air emission goals through better visibility into the operations of their equipment.

    Fruit of the Loom: For a consumer products manufacturer in the apparel industry, Kaygen was able to help streamline and improve their product information management process. With the improved process, the organization was able to provide complete and accurate product information to their retailers and improve time to market, improving their ability to claim valuable retailer shelf-space.

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