Manufacturing accounts for a whopping $2.33 trillion of the U.S. economy, and despite popular belief, it is actually on the rise, up by almost 30 percent from just 2009, accounting for 11.39% of the total output in the economy and employing 8.51% of the workforce. Many changes in the manufacturing industry have come from consumer demand. Consumers want things faster and better, personalized and unique, and newer than last year or even last quarter. Therefore, manufacturers have had to find a way to keep up not only with the demand for products but also with increasing expectations from consumers living in an Amazon-like, same day delivery environment.
It’s impossible to deny the growing importance of software in the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing, as well as every other industry, has been touched by digital transformation.
IT solutions for manufacturing have been around for some time, but the further the technology advances, the bigger its participation in all aspects of industry. The role of software in the manufacturing industry is growing in importance and the future of manufacturing companies depends on how they embrace change and innovate with software solutions.
Technology is the most important capability in supporting future growth plans for the manufacturing industry. The most interesting advancements in the sector are increasingly automated and technology-based. Companies are looking to implement new ways of operating or upgrade their current ones, but they are feeling quite overwhelmed at times by the options that they have at their disposal. Generally speaking, software enables organizations to streamline operations and handle challenges relating to product quality and proficiency but the question is where to start and what to prioritize.
Companies that innovate with new technological products and services will be able to increase revenue and reduce costs, not to mention add new ways of doing business.
At Caxy, we offer both development and consulting services for the manufacturing market. During our nearly two decades of development work for clients, we have successfully changed the fortunes for many clients in the manufacturing sector. We don’t do projects, we create outcomes.
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During our nearly two decades of development work for clients, we have successfully completed many manufacturing web development and design projects. Our clients have asked us to supply the technology and internet marketing skills to help them expand their businesses and improve their processes. A sample of our manufacturing clients include Pactiv, Porter Pipe & Supply, Salter Labs, Tapscott's, Peerless-AV and The Popcorn Factory. If you want to improve your company's operations, consider some highlights of our services for clients in the manufacturing industry.
Manufacturing Web Development and Design Projects
Pactiv is a billion-dollar packaging giant. Caxy was brought in to fix the performance of and add features to a global warehouse-management application. The system is able to give a global view of performance for plants around the world.
Porter Pipe & Supply
Porter Pipe & Supply is a large manufacturer of pipes for the construction industry. Caxy created a number of tools and apps for them including a mobile app that tells customers where their delivery is and what is on the truck as well as several apps for costing and customer data.
Salter Labs makes and distributes innovative medical products. The company needed a way to sell directly to clients without disturbing its existing distributor model. Salter Labs already had an Oracle ERP for pricing contracts.
We used existing processes and an upgrade to Oracle to develop an e-commerce website for direct customers. This work included an integration with the Oracle system to fetch prices. The project resulted in higher revenues from the e-commerce site without detracting from existing revenue streams.
The Popcorn Factory
This 1-800-Flowers company approached us for help to improve its email marketing. Specifically, The Popcorn Factory wanted us to increase conversion rates, engagement and the overall quality of its mailing lists.
We tackled this project in a few ways:
- We segmented the email lists better to make sure that we developed relevant messages to various customers. We used criteria for email list segmentation that included the type of buyer and data about past purchases.
- We created an array of email templates and schedules to test. This way, we could determine which graphics, times of day or email subject lines performed best.
- We also worked with marketing staff at The Popcorn Factory to teach them how to manage their email lists in the future.
Our work with The Popcorn Factory resulted in higher conversions and more engagement.
GE Rail came to us for technical help to resolve problems with missing freight. Losses from stolen or misplaced inventory and supplies are a big problem for manufacturing, retail, health and many other organizations. If companies can't stop or control inventory shrinkage, they end up having to pass higher costs onto their customers or absorb them in their budgets.
Luckily, the technology exists to make it possible to pinpoint the location of vehicles, individual items and even people. We worked with GPS technology to keep track of trains. Our system could send location data and visual alerts via an online map. As a result, GE Rail discovered sources of freight leakage that it was able to block. This system helped the company operate with fewer losses right away and would continue to keep freight tracked in the future.
Manufacturing Web Design and Development Services
Our manufacturing web development and design services depend on an Agile process that guarantees rapid completion and user satisfaction. In fact, we have mastered Agile development so well that other companies call on us for Agile consulting through workshops or interacting with development teams.
In addition to creating high-performance applications and marketing campaigns, we focus on developing online apps and websites for our clients.
Featured examples of our services include:
- We can also develop or improve all kinds of applications — including mobile, web, progressive or hybrid apps.
- Clients contact us for help with machine learning, AI, business intelligence, and the IoT for internal or customer-centered applications.
How to Get Manufacturing Web Design and Development Done Right
Your manufacturing business can rely on Caxy as a complete digital services company. Approach us with your new ideas, problems, or questions about emerging or existing technology. We will step up with the best solutions at every stage, from initial analysis to maintenance. Want to get started with Caxy? Contact us to tell us more about your manufacturing company today.