Collaboration Synergies provides application analysis services for software vendors and end users that are focused on the user company and the planned use of a specific type of software application to support your manufacturing requirements. The typical analyst view is a general and high level top down perspective as they examine a category of software applications based primarily on vendor input and broad industry sector usage. Our role provides a specific “in use” review of how the application will fit the processes and needs of your company.
Our view is that software should not be the focal point on analysis but should always be viewed in the context of business management initiatives. The issue is how specific company processes and/or management initiatives will be supported most effectively. For example, product life cycle management (PLM) or manufacturing execution systems (MES) software can be significant and effective tools in nearly any manufacturing company. Consideration of these tools as support for lean manufacturing or demand driven or other manufacturing initiatives provides a totally different and enlarged view of their effectiveness. Typical company management initiatives we support include:
- Demand driven manufacturing
- Synchronized supply chain inventories and schedules
- Collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR)
- Enterprise collaboration
- Product lifecycle management
- Regulatory compliance requirements management
- Life science companies
- Automotive manufacturing
- Food manufacturing
- Real-time enterprise
- Lean manufacturing
- Business process management
We can help you build and evaluate a list of appropriate vendors for your project, develop a requirements document, evaluate vendor proposals, develop return on investment criteria, and provide project management support.
To maintain an unbiased view we do not sell or install software. The role of CSI is to be part of your team as an advisor knowledgeable in manufacturing company processes and how systems can support those processes. Call to discuss your project and how we can assist you.