Acquiring a Manufacturing Execution System?
To prepare you as much as possible when you contact us, we've compiled some key questions for you to consider.
Recognising that being a competent buyer of production systems can be challenging,
we are happy to assist you throughout the process regardless of prior knowledge and wishes. However, it's wise to consider some things in advance that can help you get off to a good start.
7-Point Analysis for Quality Assurance of Your Digitalization Process
What needs does your manufacturing business have, and what should be optimised?
To establish a sound production system, short-term and long-term objectives must be identified and prioritised as effectively as possible. This avoids short-term goals becoming challenging when the system needs to be scaled to meet long-term objectives.
Current needs are often accessible to identify, such as improving control over the flow of goods from receipt to production and dispatch and meeting tracking requirements for semi-finished and finished goods sent to your customers.
AMS will assist you and be a driving force to support your company's objectives and growth ambitions, so the solution can help the business facilitate this.
Description of Current Situation
What challenges do you face with current systems and routines that a new solution must improve?
Today's challenges are often a result of insufficient system support, as well as old routines and manual lists through many years of operation.
In the businesses we encounter in our work, many different roles are often involved in carrying out the various tasks that an inadequate system requires. Controlling and duplicating efforts in registrations and updates are often tricky and time-consuming.
It's essential that all routines are reviewed and accurate process descriptions representing the existing flow, along with the various involved parties, are described. This will be a vital working document, where a correct picture of the current situation captures details that must be considered in designing a new system and new routines.
Machines and Equipment Review
Do you plan to purchase new machines and equipment, and will these interact with the new system?
Suppose your business wishes for machines and equipment to interact with our production system. In that case, reviewing existing machinery and equipment and planned investments in new machines or equipment makes sense.
AMS aims to improve your company's growth and efficiency by optimising your use of machines and equipment.
Level of Automation
Do you want more automation and a better flow of goods with the help of machines and equipment?
Modern factories often require a high degree of automation. A particular focus will be to automate the flow of goods and operations that are non value, such as moving goods between different machines and workstations and goods flow in and out of storage.
AMS has delivered solutions that automate and ensure continuous flow of goods tightly integrated with machinery and equipment for several decades.
Integration and Data Flow Mapping
Which systems will our software be integrated with?
To achieve the best seamless system support between ERP, production system, and domain-specific systems, we assist you in mapping out data flow and master data. This ensures that you always have accurate data in your systems and are consistently updated with the necessary information.
Organisation and Role Clarification
Who in the organisation should be involved, and what roles will they have in the process?
To establish a sound production system, involving the right employees with the various roles that represent the routines and executive responsibilities they have in your business is essential to take care of all areas.
AMS has good experience involving decision-makers and users, which best supports establishing a new system. Change management is often tricky when old routines and tasks must be changed and new working methods must be implemented. However, involving both users and decision-makers, the changes will be anchored in management and with those who use the system daily.
Action Plan and Timelines
What timeline do you have for acquiring a new production system?
Before you start, it is recommended that you set realistic timelines for the implementation phase, as highlighted by this 7-point plan, so that we, as a supplier, can contribute our expertise and be an active digital partner for you.