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Manufacturing Challenges? Try Our Online First Aid Tool

 | April 9, 2024

Key Takeaways:

  • If you don’t know the cause of your manufacturing challenge, it’s hard to get the right prescription to meet your goals. The right manufacturing challenge diagnosis can lead to faster, more effective treatment
  • Try aPriori’s interactive manufacturing first aid kit to get a treatment plan based on your symptoms 

Full Article:

Sometimes, we don’t always know there is a problem in our manufacturing operations. It may start as a minor issue but can become a chronic problem if not addressed early. By then, it makes diagnosis and treatment urgent.

The Digital Journal reports that 67% of senior business leaders surveyed in The State of Digital Adoption 2022-2023 report are under “incredible pressure” to accelerate digital transformation. These 1,475 executives also revealed that their enterprises overspent their budgets by more than $32 million to reach their goals due to technology deficits and internal delays (lack of interest, approval, commitment, etc.).

Manufacturers are accelerating their digital transformation in an effort to improve their organizational health (e.g., remove clogged “data arteries” by connecting teams and systems). However, they do not always prioritize treatments for their most pressing challenges.

Just how critical is digital transformation in getting your manufacturing operations off life support? Check your symptoms with our new, interactive digital manufacturing first aid kit. Then, learn how digital transformation is central to your organization’s health and longevity.

Check your symptoms now. It’s quick, easy, and free!

Digital Manufacturing First Aid Kit

Check Your Manufacturing Symptoms

Before we diagnose your manufacturing challenges and prescribe their cures, you need to check your symptoms. Go to the Symptoms Checklist page for a list of symptoms you might be experiencing:

  1. Bleeding Costs: Are you experiencing cost overruns in your designs? You’re not alone. Roughly 80% of a product’s cost is determined during the early stages of its design cycle.
  2. Design Deficiencies: Are engineering change orders (ECOs) negatively impacting innovation and time to market? Of the 84% of participating manufacturing companies who said they’d used an on-demand manufacturing platform, a resounding 100% found them beneficial. Specifically, they pointed to gains in quality (62%), transparency (61%), and speed (60%).
  3. Sustainability Phobia: Your organization’s environmental impact is a concern. However, moving forward with viable, transparent sustainability initiatives is overwhelming, leaving you stuck. 93% of companies struggle to be sustainable.
  4. Supply Chain Negotiation is Your Achilles Heel: Deloitte 2023 Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey reveals that cost/inflation (89%) is a top issue that has had the highest impact on their organizations during the previous 12 months.

Introducing aPriori’s Digital Manufacturing First Aid Kit

Our complimentary digital manufacturing first aid kit allows you to check your manufacturing challenge symptoms. Then, our “Dr. Alex” will give you a diagnosis and treatment for what ails your operations (she’s not a real doctor, though she plays one in the AI world).

Here’s how Dr. Alex can provide you with the TLC to nurse your manufacturing operations back to health (and she’s not condescending or judgmental):

How the Digital Manufacturing First Aid Kit Works

It’s simple and quick. Best of all, you get an insightful diagnosis and an actionable, impactful treatment recommendation. Additionally, you get more resources to dig deeper into what is afflicting your manufacturing operations and how you can cure it. Here’s how it works:

  1. Head to our Symptoms Checklist. Click the “Check your symptoms” button. Tick off one or all of the symptoms that fit your current manufacturing challenges. There is no “one size fits all.”
  2. When you’ve selected all of your symptoms, click the “Get results” button.
  3. You will receive a brief synopsis of your symptom, diagnosis, treatment, and prescription along with a short, information-packed video (every video is under 2 minutes) from Dr. Alex who explains the diagnosis and treatment in greater detail.
  4. You also will receive a “prescription” to expedite the health of your organization.
  5. You can revisit the page to check your symptoms as often as necessary.
  6. The most important step? Contact aPriori to get further details on how we can solve your manufacturing challenges and ensure manufacturability, profitability, and sustainability.
  7. Do you know someone who could benefit from our Digital Manufacturing First Aid Kit? Be sure to share the link with them and your professional network.

Digital Transformation: A Manufacturing Industry Lifesaver

Digital transformation can accelerate the path to advanced manufacturing. aPriori enables you to gain critical manufacturing process insights from your digital twins. Simply upload aPriori to your CAD file. You’ll get real-time, detailed manufacturing analysis for your product development lifecycle. As a result, you will:

  • Gain manufacturability issue and cost outlier feedback early in design for greater optimization, saving money and accelerating time to market
  • Increase automation for greater efficiency and to compensate for a lack of skilled workers and other labor shortages
  • Improve communication and collaboration among all product development team members, boosting productivity and streamlining processes
  • Identify the right suppliers at the right prices in your optimal geographic regions, mitigating supply chain disruptions, strengthening supplier relations and negotiations and supply chain management, and reducing costs
  • Compare cost vs. carbon, reducing raw material costs and waste across your production lines
  • Create a more cost-conscious work environment for accelerated business growth, scalability, competitiveness, and agility 

Read our manufacturing innovation case studies to see how aPriori can improve your organization’s health.

Ready to cure your manufacturing challenges? Visit the aPriori Digital Manufacturing First Aid Kit today!

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