Cloud technology: How it can protect your manufacturing process
But what steps can you take to secure your business against problems and simultaneously improve performance? Cloud-based technology is a potential factor to consider. Offering new solutions to old problems, such as streamlining fax transmissions through online faxing, cloud-based solutions can transform your manufacturing operation in several ways:
The production and manufacturing of healthcare products require a lot of important documentation, tools, systems and software. These are located in one of two places:
As a specific file or executable program on a computer
Held in physical form in a physical location
While it might seem mundane, this can be a major issue when it comes to workplace efficiency. For example, a paper file held in a specific location is only accessible from that location. So, if you aren’t in the same place as said file — or you don’t know where your file is — you cannot access it. Not only does inaccessibility create time sinks, but it also hampers the possibility of effective remote work.
Remote work has been shown to have numerous benefits for the manufacturing industry, with over half of employees in the sector seeking more flexible work options. But current practices don’t facilitate such demand — and the low figure of just 9% of manufacturing organisations offering such flexibility attests to this.
What’s worse, if you are unable to reach the location of the required file or system — perhaps somebody else is using the computer for a more urgent task, or what you need is housed on another site — you may find tasks become impossible to complete.
Effective work within healthcare manufacturing requires the removal of these kinds of limitations — and that is exactly what cloud technology does.
Cloud technology offers instant use of files, software and other solutions from multiple access points. As long as the technology is compatible with a device — be it a computer, tablet, smartphone, etc. — you can use it wherever you are. You don’t need to travel to a specific location or have accessibility limited to one place. By incorporating cloud technology into your manufacturing process, you sever restrictive ties associated with location-based accessibility and ensure task completion.