Manufacturing

Manufacturing has been undergoing a quiet transformation driven by changes around rising customer expectations, time to market imperatives, and competitive pressures. Speed and agility are being matched by decreasing costs. With the advent of inexpensive sensors and sophisticated software, manufacturers can digitally capture and analyze information flows, increasing efficiencies as they bring down outlays.
 
Technology is proving to be the linchpin of the sweeping changes taking place. The Internet of Things is bridging the physical and digital worlds and enabling machines to talk to each other. Big data and the cloud are integrating equipment and devices thus making it possible to sense and respond in real time. Social media is enabling manufacturers to step on the marketing pedal and connect directly with consumers. Through feedback received from social media, manufacturers are able to identify what the market really wants and accordingly modify their output so as to satisfy consumers while maintaining profits. By making it possible to produce any component, 3D printing has changed the face of product development.  
 
The new world of manufacturing is here to stay.
 
Breaking down organizational and departmental silos and linking disparate systems and databases across plants and the enterprise is a key priority.
 
Providing outbound data from the ERP to other enterprise systems including portals, mobile devices, and cloud based systems is becoming an increasing need. Data transformation to support multiple formats is being frequently encountered. We interface ERP systems, both cloud based as well as on-premises ERP, with other backend systems and external systems in order to enable end to end, dynamic workflows. In terms of approaches, we have taken on the entire spectrum of integration challenges: point-to-point integration, custom adapters, as well as the Enterprise Service Bus.
 
By integrating ERP systems with data from sensors and connecting mobile apps to data supplied by ERP, we further extend the reach of the ERP platform. The goal is to realize agile business processes that transcend organizational boundaries and achieve seamless information flow. 
Case Study
Marlabs developed a solution using Salesforce, which is a swift and secure application with 100% uptime and therefore does not require hardware or software installation.
 
 

 

We are helping our clients take advantage of the power of digital technologies, including social, mobile, and the cloud, so as to deliver consumer-grade user experience and bring about a more naturally connected organization. 
 
Applications like SharePoint and Lync are engendering real-time communication and collaboration, across functions and locations. Processing workflows that transmit alerts and triggers makes it possible for factory floor issues to be addressed remotely from anywhere in the world.
 
Manufacturers are rapidly integrating mobile into their operations for the increased productivity they bring about.
 
Manufacturing operations produce vast amounts of data and enterprises are now looking to harness that information. We can expect enterprises to start mining this data in numerous ways to discover insights that will help them improve processes, quality, customer relations, and other aspects of manufacturing.
 
The idea is to seamlessly deliver data to everyone within the office, on the field, or on the factory floor in a format that promotes easy and efficient consumption.
Case Study
Marlabs developed a solution using Salesforce, which is a swift and secure application with 100% uptime and therefore does not require hardware or software installation.
 
 
Leveraging in-memory technologies like SAP Hana, we help step up manufacturers into real-time enterprises where data is updated in real-time and decisions can be made in real-time. Real-time information and transactions combine online analytical processing (OLAP) with online transaction processing. Enterprises will detect changes in the environment, analyze the data, and respond in real-time. Going beyond sense and respond, some organizations are also starting to anticipate changes before they occur.
 
Marlabs provides consulting services for real-time business transformation or the real-time enterprise. With Hana as the foundation, we help transform business processes into real-time processes. Both lines of businesses as well as our consultants are typically involved in managing the shift from traditional processes into real-time business. Therefore, we are leveraging SAP Hana in triggering a new round of innovation in the way business processes get executed today.
Case Study
Marlabs developed a solution using Salesforce, which is a swift and secure application with 100% uptime and therefore does not require hardware or software installation.
 
 

Case Studies

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