BPM for Manufacturing

Leverage BPM across your manufacturing operations using the power of HighGear.

Modern manufacturing faces immense operational challenges, notably managing accelerating rates of change, driving the need to develop new business processes, modify existing workflows and deploy critical processes within very short time frames.

HighGear is the Lean BPM pioneer and provides core Business Process Management functionality for your business for around 20% of the cost of traditional BPMS and allows operational staff to design, modify and push live critical processes in minutes and hours, not months or years.

We see three typical types of Lean BPM implementations within our manufacturing client base: single process transformation, achieving agility with legacy business applications/processes, and end-to-end automation and transformation.

Continuous operational improvement is now a reality with HighGear.

Operations Management

  • Design and deploy critical business processes fast in minutes and hours and not months or years, with an easy-to-use visual workflow wizard.
  • Create and collaborate with a central repository of knowledge and intellectual assets.
  • Enforce business rules and quality standards with preset business rules fully customizable to your needs.
  • Mobile functionality allows you to streamline operations and improve productivity

Supply Chain Management

  • Gain full visibility on processes and workflows in real-time anywhere in the operation.
  • Reduce complexity with a single, simple-to-use BPM platform for managing tasks and workflows.
  • Automate critical workflows and operational processes, minimizing human error and improving continuity and performance.
  • Adaptive technology lets you change processes as required, while providing alerts and notifications to potential bottlenecks before they occur.
  • Scalable to millions of activities and tasks, multiple processes and workflows and full globalization functionality.

Product Lifecycle Management

  • Reduce time to market through automated workflows and processes.
  • Converge knowledge in a central repository accessible by anyone you authorize, whether internal or external to the operation or business.
  • Collaborate across all operations and locations wherever they are, with optimal interoperability leveraging people, assets and processes.
  • Speed up productivity with fully automated processes, compliance and reporting.
  • Reduce costs by quickly deploying business applications and processes without the need for the IT department or specialist coding or development skills.

Sales and Order Management

  • Gain full visibility on your data through one repository of all of your information and data from across your operation.
  • Simplify and accelerate order entry with fully-customizable forms and business apps you can design on-the-fly for use by staff, partners, and customers.
  • Enhance team collaboration through enterprise task management and communication, resource utilization and workload visualization, as well as full visibility on where an order is in the process and who needs to execute it.
  • Full reporting using automated distributable reports, fully customizable and only allowing access to data and information each individual recipient is authorized to have access to.
  • Secure customer information and sensitive financial data with a highly secure platform providing a non-repudiable compliance log and audit trail of all activity (ISO, ITIL, NIST 800-53, SOX and SAS 70 compliant)

HighGear will increase efficiencies across your entire manufacturing operation, improve Quality Control standards compliance, and reduce complexity and costs. Business Process Management power can be fully tapped in any process-driven area of your manufacturing operation, including (but not limited to):

  • Logistics
  • Change Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Engineering Change Requests
  • Quality Control
  • Six Sigma Compliance
  • Billing
  • Outsourcing – including Offshore and Onshore BPOs
  • Freight Requests and Shipping
  • Testing
  • Research & Development (R&D) and Innovation Management
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Warranty Management
  • Inventory Control
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