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Nancy Phillippi By Nancy Phillippi • March 26, 2019

Manufacturing Software and the Factory of the Future

Free eBook – Factory of the Future 

Most manufacturing companies agree it’s important to adopt new ways to improve operations to remain competitive.  Successful manufacturers constantly strive for new ways to streamline every area of the business. “Manufacturers have already invested $100M in smart factory initiatives, with those who have implemented smart factories seeing 17-20% productivity gains. Yes, the “factory of the future” involves machines, products, and factories. But contrary to past fears of automation and robots replacing people, the factory of the future is actually empowering people...” Microsoft's eBook Factory of the Future

Modern manufacturing software includes functionality for design, production, maintenance, distribution, customer service, warranty, and repair. As manufacturing ERP consultants, we encounter manufacturing companies that are struggling with outdated or manual systems and processes. Thankfully, manufacturing software is advancing at an incredible rate and capabilities previously considered futuristic are available today.  

Modern Manufacturing Software Capabilities Highlighted in the Free Factory of the Future eBook

  • Empowering People - Modern manufacturing software empowers more collaboration with the shop floor and the company’s business leaders (executives and managers), factory workers, and customers.
  • IoT Based Sensing - Real-time and remote monitoring of equipment such as freezers, and other assets. This technology is one of the easiest to implement since setup and integration to software is much easier today.
  • AI and Cognitive Services - Artificial intelligence is becoming very important to some of the large manufacturers. Per a recent Forbes Insights survey "44% of respondents from the automotive and manufacturing sectors classified AI as “highly important” to the manufacturing function in the next five years, while almost half—49%—said it was “absolutely critical to success.” Forbes goes on to say that Landin.ai has created an ''automated issue identification" which will identify microscopic defects that the human eye can't see.

Download this free whitepaper Factory of the Future: Achieving digital excellence in manufacturing, today

Free Whitepaper Factory of the Future

Contact our Clients First cloud ERP manufacturing experts today!

Our Clients First manufacturing consultants help manufacturing companies on the path to a factory of the future. Integration is key to empower you to analyze inventory and labor costs, track quality, and handle all the operations and financial aspects of your business. The Clients First Texas office is known for our vertical expertise in Construction, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) for Aviation or Equipment, Manufacturing, Job Shops, and Non-profits such as Religious Organizations. We have customers in other industries, too, including Make to Order (engineering job shops), Project Manufacturing, Heavy Equipment Manufacturing, and Wholesale Distribution. 

We support the following modern cloud manufacturing ERP solutions.

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Microsoft is paving the way of leading the factory of the future to a reality today.  through innovative solutions such as the Connected Factory Solution, Predictive Maintenance, and Remote Monitoring. Dynamics is perfect for most manufacturing scenarios. Our Clients First team has decades of experience with the make to order, engineer to order, (ETO/MTO), and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) industries. We support our Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations customers with manufacturing and supply chain expertise for any growing company.

Visit our Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations page for more information. 

Acumatica Cloud ERP

Acumatica is an affordable cloud ERP solution with robust functionality and cutting-edge technology for manufacturers. Acumatica Cloud ERP is the fastest growing cloud solution. You get real-time and seamless integration between all business process including production planning, shop floor, customer management, inventory, purchasing and more.

Visit our Acumatica page for more information. 

ProMRO for Acumatica Cloud ERP

We designed ProMRO to work seamlessly with Acumatica for the maintenance, repair and overhaul industry. We designed ProMRO specifically to solve the unique challenges of the maintenance, repair and overhaul industry. We handle aviation compliance such as the 8130, N# tracking, FAA database download, repair templates and more. Specifically, ProNPO is designed to work for the heavy equipment, turbine or aviation MRO industries.

Visit our ProMRO page for more information. 

Contact us at 800-331-8382 or email info@cfbs-us.com. Clients First located in Dallas, Texas and Minneapolis, Minnesota serve companies worldwide.

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