Manufacturing is an industry with many moving parts
Manufacturing is an industry with many moving parts: human resources, raw materials, capital investments, logistics—not to mention ever-changing customer demands. Data gets created at every turn, but it often stays in silos, limiting its utility. With ARK Cyber Solutions, you can quickly blend and link similar data to gain decisive results in seconds—compared to hours or days with programming-intensive methods. Use what you learn to improve process efficiency, centralize production monitoring, better serve your customers, and turn real-time data into just-in-time insights.
ARK Cyber Solutions has also created two additional modules that can be utilized in conjunction with JAMS – Estimating and Product Configurator. The Estimating solution creates estimates for new or existing items that can be converted into bills of material, production orders, and/or another estimate. All aspects of estimating are taken into account, including materials, overhead, labor, and other miscellaneous costs. The Product Configurator is a muti-level, dimensional, rules-based system with non-hierarchical feature selections and configuration evaluation. The Product Configurator from ARK Cyber Solutions allows the user to configure a product’s features, options, and dimensions to maximize the quote-to-order process.
From the bottom up, ARK Cyber Solutions are fast and easy. Project deployment is streamlined with one development tool for multiple platforms and open standards. ARK Cyber Solutions scale from embedded controllers to full operator stations. Web accessible portals, including GEO SCADA with meteorological updates, give you remote access to operations and diagnostics for your complete operation.
ARK Cyber Solutions teams have performed hundreds of manufacturing deployments. We have had the privilege of accompanying and supporting manufacturers as they turn from local innovators into global, industry-leading enterprises, evolving their technology infrastructure as growth demands. Our customers make complex production assets, machining products, lighting systems, agricultural equipment, industrial components, wood products, surfacing solutions, building control systems, and lots more. Even with that broad diversity of companies and usage scenarios, ARK Cyber Solutions typically meet some percent or more of our manufacturing customers’ requirements before we adjust them to company-specific requirements.
Why simulate manufacturing?
- Simulate manufacturing?
The need for efficiency in the manufacturing industry has never been greater, with material, transportation and labor costs continuing to rise each year. Successful companies need to ensure that the costs associated with time, equipment and investments are being considered and optimized.
- Valuable time and hastening results
At its core, manufacturing simulation is an inexpensive, risk-free way to test anything from simple revisions to complete redesigns, always with the purpose of meeting production goals at the lowest possible cost. Simulation also provides a means to test and implement principles of lean manufacturing and Six Sigma.
- Concerns and priorities of various sub groups
The business concerns and priorities of various sub groups within the manufacturing sector like Automobiles, Oil & Gas or Mining & Metals. are different. But in a larger context the themes around efficiency of internal and external processes, cost leadership, customer intimacy and business analytics are universal and cut across industry segments.
- A huge adoption of IT
The sector has seen a huge adoption of IT in the last few years. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has become the core engine which makes the industry move.
- Supply Chain Management
Applications related to Supply Chain Management (SCM) helps bring in time, cost and material movement efficiency across organizations or locations. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications have helped organizations organize their activities around their target segment and serve their customers better.