Are you making the most of innovation as a manufacturing business?
Industry 4.0 is well underway, with automation and artificial intelligence sweeping the sector in a bid to improve efficiency and processes. Whether you like it or not, change is inevitable and it’s up to you whether you want to empower it, or risk falling behind. As a manufacturing business ourselves, we are always looking to develop and improve the process from beginning to end.
Organization set-up can impact the rate of change
When it comes to adopting new technology and embracing change, not everybody is as accepting as one another. However, it can come down to the structure of your workforce. Does your innovation team have buying power and authority to make change, or are they simply decision influencers? This is important when looking at business development, as bringing in new innovations needs a combination of decision makers with authority. In the distribution, manufacturing and warehouse sectors, it generally is the operations managers who are the most influential and knowledgeable with wielding which technologies to adopt, as they understand where it benefits most. However, these people aren’t always parts of business decision making, so their ideas and thoughts can get stuck midway.
It’s important to involve many areas of your workforce in the innovation meetings, as you may see added value from different minds that you hadn’t seen before. As well as this, it inspires a much more involved, positive work culture that employees want to be a part of.
“Innovation is not a concept. It is a practice, and continuous process improvement mandates that it be respected and acted upon.” - Forbes
What does it mean to be more innovative?
It starts by looking at your current processes and analyzing performance, value and data. Is it working? Is it not working? Then from here, you can make decisions on what you want to achieve and base your targets accordingly. Another key factor which cannot be underestimated is open mindedness and attitude to change. Looking at the Kubler-Ross Change Curve, there are different stages of change in an organization that any of your staff could be experiencing, so it’s vital to know that everybody reacts differently.
Understanding and working effectively with customers is something we pride ourselves on at TyTek Industries, as we believe in crystal clear communications. We’re problem solvers and working with the right business can be a make-or-break for your success.
What can TyTek Industries offer you?
We offer a range of design and manufacturing services, such as:
- New Product Development
- Design for Manufacture
- Component and Process Sourcing
- Supply Chain management
- Full Production
- Managing Quality Systems (ISO)
- Delivery and Logistics
- Continuous Monitoring - Worldwide
We can help you to make your dreams a reality by taking your product ideas and solutions to market. Working together, we are on hand to oversee every step of your product’s development, from design to manufacture to delivery.
“We believe in forward-thinking, so our philosophy is simple and direct: We do everything humanly and technologically possible to match your needs with the best, most consistent quality materials and components.” - Chris Tyler, President of TyTek Group.
As a result, you’ll receive high quality finished products that enhance your opportunities to enjoy profitable growth and development. We work hard to see things from your point of view which is where our customer focussed approach comes in. Knowing the requirements from your perspective allows us to anticipate, advise and action your requests. In doing so, we always draw upon our own deep manufacturing experience to prevent costly mistakes and delays.