Manufacturing is a vital and the most critical process within a company, wherever it exists. New product offerings and discontinuation of old lines of products make manufacturing a very dynamic process, which is frequently introduced to variations.
No-code technology enables citizens with no technical knowledge to build an application as complex as possible. The main objective of any no-code platform is to let anyone and everyone build an application, which means, it doesn’t matter whether you have a basic knowledge of coding or you are a professional coder or doesn’t know how to code at all, you should be able to build an application for your business.
WEM’s no-code platform lets you build enterprise applications all by yourself, without having to write a single line of code. Our no-code platform provides flexibility, since you build your application, you can have it the way you want. With WEM’s platform, one can build applications at a 10 times faster speed with up to 80 percent reduction in cost. In a nutshell, these features are what makes it necessary for manufacturing processes and systems to adopt no-code.
No-code has enormous potential to not only improve or change how manufacturing works but it can prove to be a disruption in manufacturing. The traditional Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) being used by manufacturing are inflexible and rigid in nature. Manufacturing is a process that keeps on changing and therefore requires a parallel change in software but unfortunately, this is not very feasible. In a world as dynamic as today’s, products require frequent changes upon the core product, new product lines are introduced to meet the competition which has shorter lifecycles with very minimum profit percentages. And among all these, if an organization has to spend months in building or improving the existing software for the manufacturing then it can have a huge impact upon their books.
WEM’s no code technology can make your manufacturing agile. The people directly involved in the manufacturing processes are also directly involved in building applications for the manufacturing processes. Since they only have the control because of no-code, it reduces the response as well as the execution time for any changes that are needed. While achieving speed, the company can also save upon the cost. No-code can eliminate the divide that exists between those who build software and those who use it. Identifying a problem in any manufacturing software and taking it up with the IT department can cause a great loss of time. The manufacturing personnel directly involved in the process understand the problem more correctly than an IT professional sitting in a different department. Nothing can be better than the on-floor personnel being able to solve that problem by themselves without the need for any intervention by the IT professionals.
The question that is often asked when manufacturing and no-code are used in the same sentence is, why do the companies which already have tens or hundreds of IT employees need no-code platforms to build software and applications for their manufacturing and production unit. The answer is again, time and money. Building software for manufacturing or improving the existing MES is not the primary job of IT people employed in such companies. IT is required everywhere, and WEM’s no-code platform can strike manufacturing off that list. Even with your own IT employees, it can take much longer and the company will have to incur a comparatively higher cost in building and improving such manufacturing applications as compared to no-code. With no-code, IT professionals can focus on the tasks which are imperative and are the sole responsibility of the company’s IT department, and manufacturing people can build themselves the applications which no one apart from them understands better and are to be used by them only.
Markets are changing at a pace higher than ever, products continuously require changes and customizations and therefore frequent changes in the manufacturing software systems are inevitable. Therefore there’s a need for flexible and tailored enterprise application systems and no-code has the potential to fulfill that. WEM’s no-code technology can facilitate the 4.0 revolution in manufacturing.