High tech and electronics companies face some of the most dynamic challenges of any industry. Not only do they compete on how rapidly they can develop and launch new innovative products, they must do so under fierce global competition. Product life cycles have shortened dramatically over recent years with the advent of new technologies, shifting customer preferences and global competition. The most common element in their environment is change, change and more change.
Change and diminishing prices do not make for an easy environment for lean, efficient manufacturing operations. Yet, to fail on either factor, can spell disaster for the offending company. High tech and electronics companies need to learn agility and speed as top priorities. Incorporating change as a normal business practice means finding tools that can support and even help to lead these priorities. Frozen software, without natural abilities to adapt to every situation, can slow time to market, create inefficient operations, and erase a company from its market.
As an example, high tech and electronics companies must be able to mix different models (lean, Kanban, MRP, MES, etc.) and to apply those models in various modes (MTS, ATO, CTO, BTO, ETO). There isn’t always one route to the best results, but not having a choice is always worse. The secret is to always have the ability to match to the needs of the customer, product, and internal capabilities.
High tech electronics manufacturers also face challenging environments in their supply chains. Components become instantly unavailable, lead times change frequently, and parts are sourced from an abnormally large set of vendors. This all makes for a complex, rapidly changing situation at every moment. High tech electronics manufacturers need better controls, and better visibility into their supplier activities. Communications must be accurate, confirmed, and automatic. EDI, supplier portals, bar coded components are a few of the required tools.
WorkWise ERP software is the most flexible and adaptable product on the market and we have been serving customers in the high tech electronics industry for over 15 years. From the arrangement of screens to match the exact task (instead of to some programmers design vision), to selecting the optimal methods to run by, to application of real time bar codes across the business, and on to flexible information in alerts, performance monitoring, and reporting, WorkWise ERP is the choice for high tech electronics manufacturers.
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