Using technology to become more dynamic and adaptive in manufacturing
Manufacturing organizations need to be nimble and responsive in a world of increasingly unpredictable customer needs. But how does a highly responsive and collaborative environment come together with all the right team members and information, no matter where they happen to be located?
With more and more pressure to bring people, ideas, systems and data together seamlessly, manufacturing organizations and their project leaders are embracing online project collaboration solutions. As the technology evolves, these solutions are becoming easier, more efficient and cost-effective.
Open collaboration is critical for any successful cross-functional project. But how do you ensure your solution is not only readily available, but easy to deploy and use from day one? To learn how this industry is using project collaboration, check out these scenarios from our article on Project Collaboration: Use Cases for Manufacturing:
- Scenario #1: Product development – Dealing with multiple stakeholders both inside and outside an organization can be tricky during product development. With numerous people involved in different project phases, spreadsheets won’t deliver the visibility required to hit deadlines. However, a cloud-based, project collaboration solution can simplify communication with a centralized platform to exchange ideas and share documents. Kanban boards provide a visual method to assign tasks and understand progress. The result: Time is saved and risks are reduced as all project contributors are part of a cohesive team. The product gets to market on time and on budget.
- Scenario #2: Implementing new safety regulations and standards – Transmitting and sharing large amounts of data can create a lack of visibility when rolling out new safety standards across multiple agencies. With a project collaboration solution, work and tasks can be planned, organized and scheduled using Gantt charts. You can also create tasks using Kanban boards to clearly define responsibilities and approval procedures. The result: everyone knows who is working on what, when and how. Users around the globe can securely share documents and information to implement the new safety standard. Internal and external stakeholders have one central platform to manage safety regulations going forward. Time is saved and risks are mitigated.
Want to learn more? Get the know-how to create order out of chaos and integrate work silos. Read Project Collaboration: Use Cases for Manufacturing and How Work Collaboration Software Can Improve Performance for more examples.