Manufacturing & Supply Chain
Technology in Manufacturing & Supply Chain
Today’s technology has extensive capability when it comes to keeping a company’s production on track, anticipating and repairing mistakes, and making modifications that guarantee a top-quality product. Every link in the supply chain can be monitored simultaneously, and automated notification systems are especially valuable for sending a single message to many players through a variety of media channels.
Software programs and cloud computing have greatly enhanced the tracking of materials and products, with real-time status updates available at the touch of a button. They also allow companies to adjust production schedules and inventory levels on the fly.
The mobility, flexibility and convenience of wireless devices mean supply chain managers can coordinate processes at every link in the chain, regardless of their physical location. In addition, employees, vendors and other supply chain partners can play active roles in ensuring efficiency—for example, truck drivers can use GPS-equipped devices to immediately report transportation snags that may disrupt processes further along the supply chain