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Contract manufacturers today have a lot on their plate. In order to manage customer demands in disruptive, ever-changing industries such as Food & Beverage, Home Care, and Personal Care, suppliers need to be nimble and efficient in order to provide a high-quality customer experience.

The truth, however, is that many manufacturers aren’t equipped to optimally meet these demands. Their existing systems consist of spreadsheets or ERPs, which fall short when giving visibility into your shop floor processes and handling extensive, complex production workflows. How can you have confidence in your operations when even you don’t know what’s going on?

Here are three ways a purpose built software solution for contract manufacturers can help:

Raise the bar for your operations

The challenges of today’s supply chain demand evolved solutions. In a world where change can happen suddenly, at any scale and at any time, antiquated solutions will hold back your growth and speed. Spreadsheets take up too much time and effort to maintain, creating a response lag you just can’t afford.

Likewise, ERPs have their place in your business, but they don’t give you the full story of your production. Optimizing your production efficiency will be difficult if your system can’t tell you what’s happening on your shop floor.

A digital solution for your manufacturing production processes—the right tool for the right job—will give you the space and capability to effectively scale with your success.

See and control your operations

One of the biggest strengths of an end-to-end digital solution is the ability to provide real-time visibility across your entire shop floor, from receiving and multi-stage manufacturing processes, to packaging and shipping. A purpose-built solution can benefit your bottom line:

  • Save money by accurately estimating and tracking inventory and production costs.
  • Respond quickly to customer demands, improving customer service.
  • Track and report KPIs for long-term business success.

Build resilience into your business

COVID-19 has taught us that disruptions can come at any time, at any level and in any form. Our industry weathered the storm and came away with difficult lessons for the future. One of those lessons: don’t be caught flat-footed again.

Many industry and medical experts predict a second wave of the pandemic. In addition, COVID-19 has taught us that outbreaks are not that uncommon on a global scale, occurring once every few years on average. For safety, insurance, and establishing your business’s reputation as trustworthy and reliable, it’s crucial to begin safeguarding your operations today.

Software—namely, a digitally enabled solution for your manufacturing business—will build the agility and resilience needed to protect against unprecedented disruption.

Upgrade your operations today

Now is the best time to ensure that your services and business can withstand the uncertainties of the future. Visit our Manufacturing page to learn more about how Nulogy's platform can keep you profitable and successful.

Matt Holmes
Written By
Aug 18, 2020

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