Manufacturing is the process of converting a tangible raw good into a meaningful and useful product through productive throughput. Connected intimately with the functions of planning and sales, manufacturing refers to the core processes and operations of a firm selling one or more tangible products. Of course, manufacturing processes need to be streamlined just the way other industry operations need to. And this need for process management is even higher in the case of manufacturing because the product here is concrete, well-specified and standardized, and any deviations from the standard are completely undesirable.
Salesforce CRM software for manufacturing industry players combines the power of the cloud with the existing sturdiness of your existing business model to deliver superior results. Manufacturing cloud lets you streamline your production processes and minimizes surprises and re-works through the ready availability of real-time information and data for you. With this cloud, you produce exactly as per customer specifications and keep him/her delighted. We take a look at how Salesforce for Manufacturing lets you leap ahead in your journey of quality, innovation, and agility.
Whether it’s your product design function, production planning unit or the actual assembly line dynamics, manufacturing cloud covers it all for you. The CRM software helps your business with ready availability of all data and information and lets all your sub-functions work in a co-ordinated and collaborative manner. In case much of your business operations still rely on paper work or disparate software systems that steal efficiency and irritate you and your employees to the core, manufacturing cloud makes even more sense for your business. Everything right from your planning, design, control, production, and quality check to your order management, sales, marketing and customer are all connected by a single umbrella cloud.
A typical interface of a manufacturing cloud for your business could comprise of a centralized, unified production management system where every business bit that matters to you, including planning, design, raw material, parts, inventory, production operations, orders, quality control, repair, maintenance, packaging, customer details and coordination with sales and marketing is created, stored and updated on a real-time and inter-connected basis. Irrespective of whether you are manufacturing your products ahead of or after demand, the cloud takes care of the mundane daily tasks such as creating work orders, comparing production to planning etc., so you can focus exclusively on what matters the most – your actual production, your relationships with your customers and making the right decisions in a timely manner as far as your business is concerned.
While your typical day handling paper work, preparing inter-departmental documentation and seeking approvals might lead you to loss of critical business time, Salesforce for Manufacturing allows you to tide over all the formalities and focus on real business. Moreover, it helps you make your existing production processes more streamlined and efficient. The analytics-based data insights presented by the cloud on a real time basis and the agility imparted to your operations as a result, lead to saving of time, money and effort for your business and you can focus on process excellence and customer success. Process steps are inter-related at the end of the day, and excellence needs to be pursued both at tactical and strategic levels.
Last but not the least, your employees too matter in addition to your customers. The cloud engages your employees as much as it entices your customers, if not more. Therefore, post implementation, it becomes important to drive the organization-wide adoption of the cloud covering employees at every level, irrespective of the nature of their work. Now you must have understood that cloud implementation is seldom a one-time activity; it’s an iterative process in which your Salesforce CRM consulting partner plays a big role. The consultant helps you make the most out of your cloud implementation at every stage, whether it’s requirement assessment, solution development, solution deployment, cloud adoption, systems integration, maintenance and updates from time to time.
All in all, adopt manufacturing cloud so your operations can gain efficiency and agility while you can also wow your customers and employees. Make the cloud a differentiating factor so you can march ahead of your competitors. Salesforce.com is a leading CRM-on-cloud solutions provider that holds deep expertise in multiple industries including manufacturing and functions including operations.
ABSYZ is a premier Salesforce consulting and implementation partner that has extensive experience in streamlining the end-to-end operations of manufacturing firms by leveraging upon the power of the manufacturing cloud.
To know more about how ABSYZ can help you leverage the power of the manufacturing cloud to wow your employees and customers, contact us.