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Why digitisation is important

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As we have established a strong reputation in the market, our next strategy will be to build human machine interface to our CAM applications at viable cost to support upcoming start-ups and MSMEs across India.

The importance of adopting digitisation in manufacturing sector started few decades ago itself as it got forced to find huge challenges in conventional floor mechanisms in manufacturing related to design, machinery priorities, process setting, allocation of manpower and establishing streamlined maintenance. At times, when all the said processes are executed in a non-integrated mode, it damages the overall productivity of the production floor thereby collapses the end delivery too.

K. Manickam, Managing Director, CAD Macro Design & Solutions explains few more factors that decide the importance of digitisation in the manufacturing sector:

Transparent approach on floor dynamics
The product category in manufacturing sector might differ ranging from engineering, chemical, automobile, consumer goods etc., but it has become a common practice for the suppliers to ensure the transparency of process in every stage of production right from the design desk, CAM lead, machine status and impact of various resources in the line. Eventually, this is pushing hard the players to go for digitisation to integrate from design, manufacturing up to the supply of goods.

Need of Big Data
Apart from just performing production, as the market competition has pushed the players to optimise cost and process at every possible way, even small information at any given point of time like manpower availability, machine status, repeated errors or any sensitive information related floor could definitely add value to the manufacturer. This is possible only by establishing right digitisation measures in the floor.

Mobile, Cloud and Analytics – The intelligence edge
Any data consolidation related to production can be well presented to various stack holders in terms of Mobile, Cloud and Analytics to size down the process life cycle thereby impacting the lead time of production. Eventually, this kind of intelligence demands digitisation to win over the right data interventions in the manufacturing process.

Flexibility – The core demand in manufacturing
There were times in manufacturing to bring out infinite number of products under common prototypes to match out large volume of customer base. But, the increased competition, improved customer awareness on products and their specific demand on what they need made the manufacturing process to be more flexible and competent so as to deliver every piece in floor to be unique and individualised sometimes. It is certain that digitisation only could make this production segment flexible in the perspective.

Customer switch over – The alarming risk
In the most competitive global market, social media and other communication platforms enabled the customers to share the concurrent feedback and to explore their satisfaction index instantly. This ultimately could lead to customer switch over almost in no time if they share hard opinions. So, technical support or Customer Relation Management touch points are to be highly sensitive and scalable at any point of time. This demands digitisation at every layer of manufacturing segment.

Preparedness of Indian manufacturing sector on digitisation
It is certain that Indian manufacturing sector is already for ahead in implementing digitisation in their concerned manufacturing sectors. There are huge set of implementations in most of Indian manufactures in their operations such as including robots in their conventional production line, auto stop-start arrangements based on decisive parameters, intervention of CAD/CAM applications in the design, production and post-production stages are the key dynamics observed in the Indian manufacturing segment

As mentioned earlier, the collaborative efforts are started streaming in terms of Mobile, Cloud, Big Data and Social Media integrations in all major manufacturing sectors in India. In fact, it impacts the cycle time of production thereby reduction of cost in India which has become a positive move against the import pressure on Indian vendors’ network.

Products from CAD Macro Design – Are they smart factory ready?
The measures on smart factory readiness includes the need of CAD Macro Design’s products in the production process, its scope to build human machine interface models, possibilities to build custom applications between machines.

As pioneer in CAD/CAM software solutions front, the company’s Macro Wire, the customised software for wire cut machines stands as a unique benchmark to prove their sustained contribution in wire cut segment of die mould vertical. CAD Macro Design has won over thousands of clients both on direct mode and through the concerned OEMs as most reputed and well accepted player in the segment.

Apart, the company’s CAD/CAM products in the segment of lathe, turning and milling technologies in die and mould industry keep their product in the most demanding level as it creates a powerful platform to bring out smart factory production line.

By and large, being the core product in the design desk of any engineering segment, CAD Macro’s range of solutions in CAD/CAM field plays a vital role to establish optimised cycle time and increased accuracy at every touch.
“As we have established a strong reputation in the market, our next strategy will be to build human machine interface to our CAM applications at viable cost to support upcoming start-ups and MSMEs across India as they serve the market with higher risk and thin margins,” Manickam points out their next level journey in the global market.

Also, core engineering solutions in terms of CAD/CAM, shop plan has become the unique pride of CAD Macro which is the Integrated Tool Room Management Software for die and mould industry. This enables the complete integration for tool room management starting from its order book, procurement of material, scheduling of production, resource allocations up to supply of end goods. The dashboards enabled and various reports created in the shop plan could become the right guiding mechanism for the floor leaders to move ahead in their action plan.

Moving ahead every moment
CAD Macro Design & Solutions, as one of the pioneers in the CAD/CAM market has proven contribution and continuing its support in terms of extending its engineering solutions in various platforms to ensure collaborative, flexible and transparent manufacturing process to this global manufacturing sector. “As a complimenting factor, we stand unique through our CAD/CAM products and from our Tool Room Management Software to explore digitisation by enabling the technology interventions in terms of Mobile, Big Data and Analytical Touch points. Really, it is our pleasure to conclude that we are moving ahead every moment in building smart factory eco-system in our Indian as well as global manufacturing sector as a value contribution,” Manickam added as a part of concluding touch.

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