Manufacturers today are hurting. There's no doubt. Whether you’re growing or not, you are working with less workforce, tight timelines, and a supply chain that disappoints at best. Some of you are paying express shipping to get your parts in hand; one manufacturer we were talking to was “buying seats on planes for my steel – heavy, not cheap.”
But when you have late orders, inventory shortages, workforce fluctuation, and customers that expect you to meet their demands, you need a tool designed specifically to help with it all. Many manufacturers turn to Manufacturing Software to get the job done. Let’s say you’ve made the decision to purchase a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to solve these and other issues that you’re experiencing.
Today, we’re handling the “what” part of our ongoing conversation. How do you know what system to buy or use?