My wife might not like to hear this, but manufacturing solutions are like marriage. To have a good one, you need to do more than start off eagerly and with positive hopes and plans. The abilities to listen, stay engaged, and have mutual goals for success are more critically important in any long-term partnership – and that’s exactly what a manufacturing solution is.
When you’re moving ahead with a manufacturing solution, you’re entering into a long-term alliance. It goes well beyond the planning and initial implementation. Typically, a manufacturing solution stays in place for many years, and I’ve worked with some customers for three decades.
During this time, I’ve seen what helps to make these alliances more successful and how you can get the most value from your manufacturing solution.