Eight Signs Your Production Software Needs an Update
Updated: May 23
Bluestreak™ Reading Time: 3 minutes Technology can be One of the Most Important Competitive Advantages
Technology and software have become integral to the manufacturing industry. Irrespective of what the product is, manufacturers have recognized the role of good software in every aspect of their business. Right from design to implementation, production to shipping, employee management, invoicing, and client relationship management (CRM), – there is no function that can run effectively without the help of good software. This makes software perhaps the most important element in your business.
Innovative Technology Helps Business Become More Agile and Productive In many cases, businesses run older, outdated technology because they haven’t taken the time to investigate the risks or they don’t feel they have the time to research the pros and cons before making a purchase. In some cases, they don’t feel they can afford to outright purchase new, innovative technology to achieve a competitive edge. Not only does new, innovative technology make a business more agile and productive, but it also provides access to real-time analytics to make smarter, more informed decisions, and real-time insight into all departments to make smart decisions. Cloud computing, in particular, gives many businesses a huge advantage in terms of being able to expand their market reach. They can work with clients anywhere in the world because they’re able to share information back and forth anytime, from any device, with those clients. They don’t have to worry about being limited to one location.
On the other hand, what about working with outdated software? Antiquated software forces you to live with known bugs causes compatibility issues, exposes you to security risks, and prevents you from taking advantage of the latest technology advancements to maintain industry best practices.
If any one of these pain points listed below, applies to you, you are probably frustrated because the tools or applications are currently hindering job performance and production outcomes. In fact, have any of your employees or customers considered going elsewhere rather than working with a company that uses outdated technology? Is this your reality?
Pain Points 1. Slow to respond
2. Dwindling capacity
3. More limitations than capabilities
4. Difficult to transition to paperless
5. Unable to network and integrate with existing infrastructure
6. Too many workarounds
7. Lack of traceability to pass audits
8. No scalability
9. Data Loss
Bluestreak’s™ breakthrough technology can eliminate recurrent pain points throughout your companywide processes including real-time production visibility. And, with over 25 add-on modules, you have the system’s scalability to handle your ongoing business growth.
Within 90 days of implementing Bluestreak™, you’ll begin realizing significant achievements on your continuous improvement journey. The production processing efficiency savings alone will more than pay for the software
Is It Time for a Change?
Your production/manufacturing process is only as good as the parts it produces consistently. If your production process lacks the manufacturing real-time production tracking that you need to meet customer specs at your target margins, it’s time for a change.
Bluestreak™ is a powerful Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and a fully integrated Quality Management System (QMS), designed for the manufacturing environment and service-based manufacturing companies ( metal-treating/powder-coating, plating, heat-treating, forging, and metal-finishing), businesses that receive customers’ parts, perform a process (service) on them, and send those parts back to the customer). Companies need MES software tailored to specific functionality and workflow needs such as industry-specific specifications management, intuitive scheduling control for both staff and machinery maintenance, and the ability to manage work orders and track real-time data. If different work centers on the production floor aren’t “speaking” to each other via the MES, the data loses value and becomes disjointed or lost in disparate silos.
Bluestreak | Bright AM™ is an MES + QMS software solution specifically designed to manage and optimize the unique requirements of Additive Manufacturing’s production of parts and powder inventory usage. Contact us today for a free demo!