What is the Value of Better Data from Manufacturing Automation?

manufacturing automationThe right manufacturing barcoding tools not only streamline operations but also collect data to drive better decision-making.

We often feel locked into our typical methods of conducting business simply because we’re focused on the daily needs of our companies. Manufacturers are especially keyed into daily sales quotas, supply chain demands, shipment needs, and so forth. It’s hard to take a step back and look at the big picture.

Using the data generated by your manufacturing barcoding system, you can use business intelligence tools to make predictions about where to expand your company, how to grow it beyond current capacities, how to leverage customer relationships and more. Real-time data, provided to people with the experience, insight, and ability to use it to make decisions, can change how your business performs.

Extra Insights Are Worth the Investment

Typical business insights that you can gain from manufacturing barcoding tools and your ERP include:

  • Real-time updates at every stage of the supply chain so that manufacturers can make informed decisions.
  • Insights into customer relationships, so you can grow and expand your customer base from the knowledge gleaned about your existing customers.
  • Better information on shipments, orders, fulfillment, and returns so you can plan and forecast more effectively.

The right data can help you make better business decisions. With better insight, you can forecast new markets, improve sales in existing markets, predict trends and plan on manufacturing new products. It’s amazing how accurate and timely data can transform your business.

Not only can the right data transform current manufacturing processes, it can also improve forecasting. Forecasting is part art, part science, but it always relies on having an accurate picture of past and current performance. With such data, your management team can improve their forecasting ability, leading to lower costs and greater profits.

Scanco offers manufacturing barcoding with WO Scan. This manufacturing barcode solution can track labor, materials, completions, and quality control quickly and effortlessly. This data will allow you to find areas to improve efficiency and streamline your business.

We also offer warehouse management software and support, barcoding software, and label printing that can be integrated with your manufacturing automation system. Learn more about our services online or contact us.