There are many challenges facing today’s manufacturing companies. When it comes to successfully delivering on time and on budget to their customers, this is especially evident. Ensuring efficiency, quality, output, and customer satisfaction across multiple locations, business units, and time zones can enlarge the margin of error in an industry where the margins are already razor-thin, because the balance owing is not paid until completion. These issues are magnified exponentially in industrial and commercial manufacturing, where products are not simply fabricated and delivered: each is a massive project that requires customization and re-engineering to the specifications of each customer.
As manufacturing companies strive to get ahead of their competitors and deliver on complex customer projects, it is imperative for them to find ways of working that allow them to take a high-level view on all ongoing projects and a granular look at the daily operations, with the goal of driving better business outcomes. This is where digital transformation comes in.
At Leankor, we help transform bulk operations across teams in industrial manufacturing companies by removing communications, data, and visibility silos within organizations. We facilitate better portfolio project management by enabling more ways of working and collaboration among teams from contracting, to engineering, to legal, to onboarding, to support, as well as from the C-suite to the production floor.
Leankor is 100% native to Salesforce and our approach to project management is always customer-centric. Many manufacturing companies already use Salesforce to manage their massive customer bases, so Leankor is a SaaS solution that can be easily integrated into the organization. As soon as a customer project is entered into Salesforce, all the teams involved in the delivery already have a view into the project. Managing a project on Leankor also allows ‘engineer to order’ companies to give visibility of the projects to their customers. Since this type of manufacturing can involve much input and collaboration from customers, having Leankor as part of your company’s Salesforce toolkit allows you to manage it all on one platform.
In industries where cash flow is heavily tied to project timelines and delivery, using an enterprise work management solution like Leankor for project planning and workflow can help teams find ways to shorten template work, and reduce the number of days with sales outstanding, resulting in a faster order to cash cycle. Streamlining project completion, improving the allocation of resources, and driving efficiency means your organization can commit to faster project delivery, increasing the satisfaction of your current customers and giving you a competitive edge with potential ones.
Managing projects and having the ability to view a company’s portfolio enables decision-makers to view opportunities for efficiency, resource optimization, and risk management, therefore having faster revenue recognition and stronger gross margin protection. Leankor has helped some of the biggest global manufacturers achieve all of the above in their operations.
Want to see how Leankor can transform your manufacturing operations? Join us for a free webinar on May 15, 2018 at 10 am PST / 1 pm EST. Jon Billings, General Manager of Sunco Sunspaces, will discuss how Leankor has driven better business outcomes by shortening project delivery timelines and enabling more efficient scheduling and tracking along the way.