Why Integrated Manufacturing and Warehouse Automation Means Higher Profits

manufacturing automationToo many manufacturers have had to implement separate manufacturing and warehouse automation systems. Information may be moved from the production floor to the warehouse, but the systems are not truly integrated. That can now change with the first complete manufacturing and warehouse management automation available on the market. Scanco offers a total solution for your operations. Complete integration means higher profits for you.

Integrated Operations and Real-Time Data = Higher Profits

What could your company do with better data integration? That’s the question many manufacturers are asking themselves this year as they consider investing in integrated operations automation solutions that will help each of their business areas work together efficiently.

The ever-increasing competition among global manufacturers has caused a revolution in how information is used in the industry. Today, manufacturers must produce quality goods at the lowest costs just as they did yesterday. But in order to achieve this objective, they must have accurate, timely data, and an easy way to get it. This better information enables companies to make better decisions and improve the bottom line.

Manufacturers Face Daily Data Challenges

Research shows that most manufacturers find collecting operational data in order to make better decisions is one of their biggest challenges. Data has always been the lifeblood of the manufacturing process. Knowing costs at each level of the product cycle, understanding fixed and variable costs, and calculating supply chain variables that can increase profitability are all part and parcel of the manufacturer’s world.

But today, manufacturers want more than just the cost of the components of their widgets. They want to know not just the numbers, but how changes in one part of the system impact the whole. They want the flexibility to run models that help them gain insights into how costs impact profits. More importantly, they demand accurate data that can be used to inform decision-making.

The Ramifications of Unsolved Product Integration Challenge

Unsolved system integration challenges pose many risks for manufacturers. As more components are added to a system, there’s greater potential for error. Mistakes in data entry (and re-entry), for example, can lead to incorrect data. This data, if used to make decisions, can lead companies into poor decision-making that can negatively impact profits. Beyond poor decision making, every time data is re-entered into the system, it costs more money that could be much more useful invested elsewhere.

Integration Shouldn’t Be Painful

Today manufacturers are placing a priority on system integration so that they can gain a comprehensive, single view of the entire business. Although such investments may be substantial, they do pay off. Manufacturers who invest in systems integration see improvements as a result of the investment. Clearly, when product integration is comprehensive and accurate, it offers useful information that can improve business.

Integrated Systems That Work Improve Decision Making

Many manufacturers are now integrating new technology with legacy systems so that they can gain a comprehensive, single view of the entire business. These investments in integrated automation pay off. Clearly, when system integration is comprehensive and accurate, it offers useful information that can improve business.

Integrated Manufacturing and Warehouse Automation Investments Pay Off

Scanco offers integrated manufacturing and warehouse automation tools that will streamline your operations, establish better, real-time data, and generate more profits. If you would like to see what integrated systems can do for your operations, contact us.