Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is changing, and many organizations are utilizing Robotic Process Automation to do business these days. Robotic Process Automation, or RPA, is a crucial component of the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 is the shift in manufacturing that is increasingly using digital solutions to solve physical problems. An RPA is an integrated software solution that removes any repetitive tasks from the hands of the user, freeing them up for more decision-making tasks. The benefits to using an RPA can be felt in all levels of manufacturing: from the factory line workers all the way up to the C-suite. 

There are several benefits to implementing an RPA solution

  • RPA systems free up time for employees to use their brain power as opposed to using their manpower on repetitive tasks such as manual data entry. Not only are repetitive tasks inefficient, but they have been shown to decrease job satisfaction for the employee. 
  • RPA systems can automate Excel report building and dashboard creation which can be time consuming for an employee. 
  • RPA systems can eliminate hours spent in an ERP or CRM transferring data from one system to another. 
  • RPA systems provide predictability and timely delivery, along with a paper trail of actions performed by users within the workflow. This transparency helps to keep different teams accountable and makes for smoother communications. 

During Covid-19 supply chain changes have made it much harder for manufacturers to predict and prepare for changes in their business. An RPA system can help predict part expedites better and help companies communicate and coordinate work more efficiently. Issue tracking is another key feature that an RPA system can help organize. Collaborating with teams and partners to resolve issues becomes much easier when there is visibility in one location to all these issues. Root cause analysis can be done by managers as well as creating dashboards to see common issues and how to resolve them. All this cross-company coordination is made possible thanks to a good RPA solution. 

StrataFlows offers an RPA solution and services that augments our platform, which is utilized by manufacturers to give them end-to-end real-time visibility when a part goes missing or a supplier is late. Because the StrataFlows platform is cloud-based, changes in supply or production can be reflected in the various systems used. StrataFlows frees up the time used to perform manual tasks, like updating an ERP system or creating reports, by Materials Managers to help them make important decisions about how to manage their workforce and materials. 

StrataFlows in the complete RPA solution to get your company a boost in the new year. Click here to try StrataFlows now! 

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