Thanks to the interconnected economy the process for the purchase of goods has been significantly shortened. Almost unlimited customisation options for products, from cars to greetings cards, now allow the consumer to directly communicate with the production facility. Expectations for delivery are within days, as opposed to weeks and the desire for the highest quality of manufactured goods is a given.
Engineering and product development departments move swiftly from concept to manufacture in order to reduce time to market pressures. Throughout this development cycle data integrity and security are of paramount importance.
Integration within the manufacturing supply chain, from just in time delivery systems, to despatch, logistics and delivery all require the highest levels of security, resilience and robustness making them operate smarter and more efficiently. Consumers wish to be communicated with on the progress of their order continuously. These consumer and market demands place pressure on IT systems to become agile so that demand planning and customer analytics can be reported on an ongoing basis.
With manufacturing lines being constantly monitored, predictive maintenance solutions inform when and where equipment failures are likely to occur, avoiding unanticipated equipment downtime and reducing maintenance costs.
CCL has an outstanding track record within the engineering and manufacturing industry assisting with obtaining maximum value from currently implemented systems whilst augmenting them with innovative new solutions necessary for manufacturers to remain competitive.