OEM is a step forward to achieving your business goals.

OEM is a step forward to achieving your business goals.

In this fast-changing industry,  production operations must be highly flexible to remain competitive. While most companies may have their own production line, smaller companies are looking into OEM as an alternative to support their business while matching the output of bigger companies. OEMs make products or parts of equipment that are then used in the manufacturing of other end products. A good OEM partner eliminates the worries of quality and quantity output.

What to look for in an OEM partner?

1. Flexibility and agility

The capacity to switch production volumes rapidly while remaining cost-effective is the key to surviving in a competitive industry. Building products demand specialty equipment and manufacturing facilities. 

For smaller businesses, it’s more cost-effective to work with OEM to produce what they are not able to, instead of investing in a new production line or machine to get the part done.  For bigger companies, OEM can benefit them in a way where they have control on the output amount without loss of time. By finding the right OEM partner, the necessary resources to manufacture products are easily scaled.

2. Quality of service and product

Standards, service, and track records play an important role to determine the quality you’ll be getting. An OEM partner is responsible for parts or products produced by them. This is why QC checks at different stages of the manufacturing process are important. If your partner does not make thorough QC checks, it would affect your image. Aside from that, the OEM should be using materials of top quality to maintain the standards of the products because your end-product may be affected by a part of different material or quality.

3. Warranty

Most OEM partners offer a manufacturer’s warranty so if there are any product defects, the warranty protects your company’s investment. This is also so that the OEM partner can be trusted with the quality of their output product.

Summing up, a top manufacturing OEM partner will have to work in synergy with your company. They should build a long-term relationship and be willing to work with you to problem-solve as your needs change while offering expert insights.

To ease your worries, TTOT’s OEM solutions ticks all the above boxes and more. Contact us so we can start building your dreams.  

The Most Automatable Activity

Automation has yet to reach its fullest potential evenso now that more industries are adapting to working together with automation. While automation is widely used in the manufacturing industries, many other industries are also able to benefit from this technological advancement. Let’s take a look and break down the most automatable activities. 

1. Manufacturing

In manufacturing, performing physical activities or operating machinery in a predictable pattern is automatable. The activities range from packaging products to loading materials to welding or maintaining equipment. Because of such predictable physical work, the technical feasibility is high. What welders, cutters, and solderers do has the technical potential for automation. 

2. Accommodations and F&B:

The hospitality and F&B industry have a very high automatable potential as well. Almost half of all labor time involves predictable physical activities and the operation of machinery—including preparing, cleaning, and collecting dirty dishes. According to experts, 70 percent of the activities workers perform in food service and accommodations have the potential for automation, based on technical considerations.

3. Retail 

Retailing is another sector with a high technical potential for automation. We estimate that 53 percent of its activities are automatable, though much depends on the specific occupation within the sector. Part of what can be automated are mostly stock management, logistics as well as packaging and stocking. Physical activities in retailing have a high technical potential for automation.  

As we noted above, however, just because an activity can be automated doesn’t mean that it will be and should be. It all depends on the technicality of the job and profitability. While there are many advantages towards automating the workplace, it is best to consult professionals like TTOT to stretch the limit of automation.

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The stages of automation maturity.

Implementing automation on the manufacturing floor has a high initial cost, but it produces a long-term value as well as benefits every aspect of your production. In the 3 stages of maturity, we can decide where and how automation impacts the operations. 

  • Stage 1: No automation infrastructure on the manufacturing floor. Skilled laborers are manning the machines. Automation should be slowly introduced to the operations by replacing heavy-weight duties or repetitive tasks.
  • Stage 2: Some automation infrastructure is present on the manufacturing floor. Employees are still required to man most machines except for a few. Automation can be introduced to increase precision, to reduce human error.
  • Stage 3: A fully automated manufacturing floor with minimal human supervision. From production to quality control, it is all done by automation. Automation can be introduced in a form of combining 2 different tasks into a single machine such as QC vision inspection together with PNP to ensure accuracy for every output.

A holistic long-term impact is determined by the stages at which automation maturity is at. Every stage benefits from automation in different ways and impacts. This is why it is crucial to decide which stage the company is at. To decide where automation should be applied to improve performance, it’s important to create a map of where automation potential can reach its peak.

With the integration of automation, businesses can take full advantage of the technologies to enable a transformed workspace and workflow. With increased efficiency and effectiveness, automation investments can provide a long-term value. Talk to us, find out where and what can be automated. TTOT can find out where is the best place to implement automation that will maximize impact for the operations.