As we move further down the road to the full digitalization of business, this idea of maximizing outputs while minimizing operational costs is essential to keep manufacturing efficient and match market demand.
Let's face it, evaluating and implementing new technology, especially something as huge and all-encompassing as ERP, is a daunting task. Many of us choose a technology solution that fits our needs now.
A recent paper from SAP, The Future Customer Experience, states that, "Customers are no longer content to be merely recipients of goods and services; they have become embedded in the business model itself."
From challenging times comes opportunity, and British manufacturers must embrace this in order to navigate through the 'old norms' into the 'new now'. Below I explore the key trends emerging in the sector.
For manufacturers, it is a boon these days that they can integrate their ERP system with machines. Thanks to the internet of things (IoT), it is not only easy to integrate but also a practical solution to all problems of the system.
There is now an affordable pricing optimization solution for small and midsized manufacturers; this transformation will allow even the smallest manufacturer to utilize lean principles in the pricing process immediately.
The RTS Hypervisor enables work-load consolidation of both real-time and non-real-time operating systems on a single x86 based platform. Unlike traditional virtualization, we partition and allocate the hardware for each work-load and provide a "privileged" mode for real-time operating systems that guarantee zero impact to determinism while adding zero jitter. This is instrumental for work-loads such as robotic controllers managing motion control where minimum jitter is required. And, our hypervisor is designed for easy setup and configuration for any work-load consolidation scenario. This equates to deterministic real-time applications taking advantage of all the benefits of virtualization immediately, without costly implementation projects.