Business process automation solutions for manufacturing

Advances in technology changed manufacturing industry. But automation should go beyond industrial machinery if a company wants to streamline operations, improve quality of their products and build competitive advantage.

If your ERP system is overloaded with processes that shouldn’t be there, and becomes less flexible, more expensive and increasingly harder to use by the end users – you should definitely consider extending it with a low-code platform.

Automate manufacturing processes to increase employee productivity, improve supply chain management, optimize new product development cycle, ensure safety at production facilities, and improve quality maintenance.

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Why a low-code platform is an ideal addition to your ERP system?

Many enterprises treat their ERP system as the backbone of company’s processes. Well, it’s true: those platforms do a great job supporting the core processes – especially those which are legally required or regulated by the law. Nevertheless, these are not all the processes that keep a company running and definitely not the processes that make the business run better than its competition.

This white paper reveals why ERP systems are not enough to drive innovation in your business, and why it is better to digitalize processes using a dedicated low-code platform.

Streamline manufacturing operations

with a low-code automation platform

Increase productivity
& quality of work

Speed up business processes, while also eliminating errors, ensuring standardization, and improving process visibility. This will result in quality improvements and real-time insights that are crucial to making better business decisions.

Get products
to market faster

Reduce time to market for new products with the support of modern low-code applications.
Track progress, easily find out who’s responsible for each project phase and monitor performance with KPI reports.

Drive
innovation

Foster a culture that embraces innovation and rapidly respond to changing manufacturing landscape. Gain freedom to test new ideas - provide POCs in no time and build scalable, change-ready applications to gain competitive edge.

Explore manufacturing processes

that greatly benefit from automation

A study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute found that 2.4 million manufacturing jobs in US could go unfilled by 2028. The shortage of skilled labor is just one of the challenges that the manufacturing industry will have to face in the upcoming years, followed by navigating changing legislation, and continuous improvement in efficiency, visibility and agility in the supply chain.

With a single low-code platform, manufacturing companies can address all of those needs. Modern, future-proof business applications allow to automate repetitive tasks, streamline project management, and effectively implement new procedures when laws, policies or business needs change.

Here’s a list of the most popular processes that our clients from the manufacturing sector automate and manage using WEBCON BPS:

New product development

Bring better products to market faster. Streamline product development cycle, improve collaboration, and provide easy access to all product-related data.

Claims & complaints management

Increase customer satisfaction by speeding up claims and complaints processing. Gain product reliability insights, process visibility and auditability.

Contract
management

Support contract management workflow – from drafting, negotiating and collecting signatures to archiving documents in a digital repository.

Engineering change management

Gain an overview of all engineering change requests (ECR), boost productivity, lower the process costs and gather all information in one place.

Manufacturing site visitor management

Increase manufacturing plant visitor safety and ensure compliance with guidelines. Streamline visitor request process and keep track of all guests.

Warehouse traffic management

Keep a full log of data about incoming and outgoing trucks, drivers, and cargo. Increase cargo dispatch capacity and improve security by preventing cargo theft.

Corrective
& preventive actions

Automate CAPA workflows to facilitate problem identification, root cause analysis, as well as keep the record of all incidents and preventive actions taken.

Digital work instructions

Provide employees with easily accessible, up-to-date work instructions. Create a paperless environment, ensure change compliance and full auditability.

Product specification updating

Make sure all products are manufactured in full compliance with quality standards and up-to-date procedures thanks to a digital catalogue of technical documentation.

Sensory
analysis

Streamline the process of conducting sensory tests, and gain more control over crucial data and in-depth insights that lead to delivering better quality products.

POS materials management

Keep track of all Point of Sale materials with a single app: track their whereabouts, plan distribution and make sure they’re used effectively to promote your brand.

Implement solutions that support

processes​ across all departments with a single platform

Operations

  • Correspondence & case management
  • Document repository & DMS
  • Fleet management
  • Business trips approval & cost reimbursement
  • Purchase-to-pay
  • Expense accounting

HR

  • Vacancy approval, recruitment
  • On/off-boarding
  • Leave & holiday requests
  • Employee assessment
  • Perks, bonuses & gift approvals
  • Retirement plans
  • Managing remote workers

Finances

  • Budgeting, investment planning & purchase requests
  • RFI, RFP, tenders & purchase orders processing
  • Cost invoice approval workflow
  • Invoicing automation and payment approval
  • Credit limits management
  • Supplier authorization

Sales & marketing

  • CRM
  • Marketing automation
  • Content approval & distribution
  • Newsletter & mailing campaigns
  • Social media publications
  • Event planning & follow-up

IT

  • IT assets & systems registry
  • Permissions management
  • AD & Exchange accounts provisioning
  • Project Management
  • Change Requests processing
  • Helpdesk & ticketing