Configuration Management Software – Putting Quality and Efficiency Back Into Production

Configuration management software specifically designed for the fenestration industry is intended to streamline the initial contact in the order and production cycle for windows, doors, store frontages and other specialised products. The tools traditionally provide order support, with added analytical and visual tools for designers to specify products. Those businesses that utilise such software are able to efficiently and effectively guide the process through selection, configuration and pricing, while rendering drawings, images and a multitude of alternative graphic representations of the final product design.

In today’s competitive business environment, reducing costs associated with production while increasing the quality of design is a priority for many businesses involved in the fenestration industry, as with many other industries. The key is in the simplification and streamlining of production processes, without damaging any current or future competitive advantage of the business. In other words, reducing costs associated with production that results in parallel reductions in quality, quotation procedures, delivery times or product customisation and differentiation, is not streamlining but downgrading. should cost modeling software

Although many production businesses are well versed in utilising technological solutions to drive bottom line results, many manufacturers are now taking advantage of software that is increasing in sophistication, addressing specific production process and issues, while adding new modules and updates to keep up with the fast pace of manufacturing. A classic example of such software is for configuration management. Reduced expenditures and man-power hours are achieved in product configuration as the management software eliminates the need for manual calculations, analysis and data entry, while at the same time increasing the quality, consistency and reliability of the final product.

Configuration management software addresses the key concern of the manufacturing process… that software automation reduces the manpower and time associated with enabling each of the processes that form the basis of originating, coordinating and operationalising production schedules. Furthermore, the software should enable the simplification of the production cycle and process, where optimisation between departments and suppliers of materials can be achieved.

Those involved in the fenestration industry, or any production based organisation can benefit from the implementation of configuration management software. It is a simple solution that is easy to install, operate, update and upgrade. With various functions and modules available, the system can easily be customised to suit your operation and output levels while matching the human and physical resources at your disposal in an integrated environment. The savings potential and increases in quality achievable through the implementation of configuration management software is simply hard to ignore.

Soft Tech is a leading developer of product configurator/ product configuration software for a wide range of industries and are specialists in applications for window, shower enclosure and door manufacturing.

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