State-of-the-art form of procurement makes an important contribution to agile and highly flexible production
FACTUREE demonstrates: Online Manufacturing promotes agile manufacturing
Berlin, 23 February 2023 – The factory of the future is highly flexible and agile. Agile manufacturing is the key that enables companies to react quickly and effectively to the ever more rapid changes in customer needs and market conditions. It also has the potential to increase production efficiency, reduce costs and enhance value creation. Online Manufacturer FACTUREE (www.facturee.de) supports agile manufacturing: The procurement concept of Online Manufacturing provides companies with the agility and flexibility required to improve their planning process.
Today’s industrial production has to keep pace with increasingly dynamic changes and respond to many different customer needs. Requirements are becoming greater and more complex on the one hand, and on the other hand, they are also changing more rapidly. This requires agile and customized production that allows smaller batch sizes and avoids procurement difficulties. Fast, reliable procurement of components plays a significant role in this process, for which a modern form of procurement – Online Manufacturing – is ideally suited.
Manufacturing of the future is highly agile and flexible
Benjamin Schwab, co-founder and CMO of FACTUREE, explains: “Manufacturing of the future must be highly agile and flexible. Agile manufacturing meets this requirement as it reacts almost in real time to change factors without reducing the quality of throughput or exceeding an allocated budget. We support this approach with our concept of Online Manufacturing where we have parts produced on demand and deliver them at a rapid pace. Our customers thus receive the exact quantity of custom-made components needed and have a greater scope for action.”
One of the goals of Online Manufacturing is to prevent or reduce dependence. This procurement form is based on digitalization, automation and networking, bundling the strengths of different manufacturing specialists on a B2B platform. With a network of some 2,000 manufacturing partners from nearly all areas, FACTUREE offers a wide range of manufacturing techniques and surface treatments. Using AI, the most suitable manufacturer for each request is identified. For buyers, this means reliable and flexible procurement in times of crisis, as the risk of production and delivery problems is extremely low. And getting started is also easy thanks to the simple and digital request and ordering processes. Further, Online Manufacturing offers price stability and price advantages.
Benjamin Schwab adds, “Online Manufacturing platforms and their ecosystems are becoming increasingly more relevant with respect to agile manufacturing because they meet the requirements of modern procurement. The demand-based production or supply of components opens up new levels of freedom. With this purchasing strategy, in addition to the aspect of flexibility and fast delivery, companies are able to achieve considerable savings, large gains in efficiency and better plannability.”
Not at the expense of quality
At the Online Manufacturer, a continuous data-driven, ISO 9001 certified quality management system checks and ensures high system, process and product quality. The logistics partners are also assessed and selected based on reliability.
“Agile manufacturing focuses on satisfying customer demand using flexible production practices. This means that customer requirements must be fulfilled, without leading to loss of quality or additional costs. Our concept of Online Manufacturing therefore perfectly meets the current and future needs of manufacturing companies. We help them react to changes in the market flexibly and with the highest quality – not only in times of crisis,” concludes Benjamin Schwab.
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Profile of FACTUREE – The Online Manufacturer:
cwmk GmbH, based in Berlin, operates under the brand name FACTUREE as the first Online Manufacturer. The company pursues the goal of enabling its customers to procure modern production parts through digitization, automation and networking. FACTUREE has an extensive production network of over 1000 manufacturing partners from the fields of CNC machining, sheet metal production, 3D printing, casting, forging, and surface technology. More than 15000 machines are constantly available for projects. All partners are subject to a continuous data-driven quality management system certified according to ISO 9001. FACTUREE can realize prototyping projects as well as small and large series production. The customer base is located in the most diverse fields such as mechanical engineering, medical technology, model making, robotics, automotive as well as aerospace. Leading industrial companies like Siemens and Parker Hannifin, SMEs, research institutes and universities are among the customers. FACTUREE is active throughout Europe and has a continuously growing number of customers in other European countries.
Further information: www.facturee.de