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Industry 4.0: How ERP Can Help With Industry 4.0

Posted by Katie Foley on Aug 15, 2017 9:15:00 AM

This is our third post on the topic of Industry 4.0 in manufacturing. Our first post address what Industry 4.0 is at a high level, how it is defined and where it originated from. Our second post took a look at the steps companies can take to achieve Industry 4.0. Our third post will specifically address how ERP can help with Industry 4.0. 

ERP software for manufacturing organizations results in greater productivity, improved efficiency, and high flexibility – all principles that are at the core of achieving Industry 4.0. Here are some of the features of Visibility ERP that can help your organization achieve Industry 4.0:

  • Easily Customized. Easily customized without changing the software code which will allow your company to more easily take advantage of updates. Staying current on the most up-to-date version of Visibility will allow you to take advantage of the latest technology changes as well as added and enhanced business functionality.
  • Central Data Management in Real Time. Visibility ties all aspects of your business together into one system in real time. So whether you are on the shop floor or in the office, you know that when you pull a piece of data from the system that it’s updated in real time.
  • Mobile. Visibility is accessible on any mobile device. We also offer a couple of mobile add-ons that enhance the Visibility experience – VisMobile, a mobile labor data collection add-on, and WMS, a mobile inventory data collection add-on. Both of these products allow handheld mobile devices to collect data from the shop floor with the scan of a bar code and to update Visibility in real time.
  • Collaborative. Visibility brings together all aspects of your business into one single system - from quoting to engineering to inventory to accounting and much more.
  • Analytics. Visibility offers the best in analytics from the standard reports to the ability to create custom reports to our Business Intelligence solution that allows you to turn unrelated data into meaningful, business focused intelligence. Access to analytics is extremely important in Industry 4.0 as it offers speedy access to key business data and the ability to spot and explore trends.

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Here are some of the modules and functions of Visibility that will help support your Industry 4.0 endeavor:

  • Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Visual Shop Floor Scheduling
  • Warehouse Management System
  • Shop Floor Labor Collection
  • Workflow Automation
  • Document Attachment Automation
  • Quality Management System
  • System Import Utilities
  • General Adaptability and Flexibility Feature
  • Business Intelligence Analytics

Think Visibility might be the ERP solution to help you with your Industry 4.0 goals? Click here to learn more.

 

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