Managers of manufacturing companies faced quite unusual challenges this year, with the pandemic having turned upside down much of what we took for granted. Most have experienced large shifts on both the supply and demand side, and this places special demands on production companies that must make ends meet. Requirements that mean you have to look critically at your way of doing things.
The upheavals will show who is best at adapting their businesses to the new time. There will be winners and there will be losers. But what sets them apart? What makes the winners different? Who will be ready for Industry 4.0? Spoiler: it's all about planning.
The new winners - what they have in common:
A new type of winner has emerged on the scene in the post-pandemic world: it is the companies that are able to react and adapt quickly when circumstances change from day to day. Those who have understood that Darwin's credo "survival of the fittest" to that extent applies to manufacturing companies in a time of great change.
The smart companies have changed the agenda to now put "resilience" over "lean." They have seen that resilience is the key to running a profitable business in the long run, where anything can happen - and where the unprepared and inflexible are punished.
The 5 winning principles:
1. Full overview at all times
2. Planning goes on all the time
3. Existing resources are utilized to the maximum
4. Systems are co-workers
5. There is no such thing as "disturbance"
Dynamic and agile planning is your winning formula: Rob-Ex Scheduler is a planning tool that makes it possible to fine-tune and continuously adjust any production process so that it runs optimally and efficiently. It provides savings on the planning process itself, but also on capacity, financing, materials costs and other items.
At the same time, streamlining means that your company strengthens its competitiveness. You can deliver faster and more stable than the competition, and you can be more flexible because Rob-Ex Scheduler gives you quick answers to requests for changes.