If your company manufactures goods or products, it will have a certain process in place to do so. However, ensuring that every step of this process goes efficiently and smoothly isn’t easy.
An inventory that isn’t up to date, for example, can cause serious problems – up to the point where you need to stop production until missing parts arrive. Oftentimes, automation provides an excellent solution, especially if you use a tool like Triggre. In this blog, we’d like to share an example which illustrates this perfectly.
Inventory management and up-to-date information
One of our customers in the automotive industry recently asked us to create the concept version of an application within two weeks. After that, they would continue developing it independently.
The goal of the application: automate inventory management based on production, so car parts are always in stock. Obviously, this greatly facilitates the car manufacturing process, as it optimizes efficiency and eliminates the hassle of having to stop production due to a missing part.
But we took it one step further by mapping the individual process steps, based on which we added information to the application. It is now possible to indicate the production stage at which each car part is used.
As a result, employees have an instant overview at every stage. They get to see a list containing all the required parts, and once they use these, the application automatically updates the inventory.
This way, everyone within the organization always gets topical information on the status quo. Moreover, employees make less mistakes during the manufacturing process, as they always know which parts they should use at what time.
Cost-efficient and tailor-made solution
Although deadlines were tight, we met them all, and the application was up and running within the set time frame. More importantly, the results are satisfying.
Especially when running a smaller business – like our customer’s – major ERP systems are rarely money well spent. Therefore, a stable solution such as Triggre provides an excellent solution: it’s cost efficient and entirely tailored to your process!
Author: Rutger Boomars