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Solutions for Manufacturing

Indiana Manufacturers Association




In the manufacturing industry, time to market requirements are decreasing, regulations are increasing, profit margins are slimmer and your customers are demanding more product customization just as you're trying to streamline your processes. Your enterprise needs to live in a world of mass customization. This climate makes cutting costs increasingly important, but you cannot afford to make changes that do not have a positive impact on productivity.

Manufacturing lives in a competitive global economy demanding continuous innovation and continuous process improvement. It’s hard to have a full picture of your manufacturing operations if you lack real-time visibility into information. When there is a disruption of the collaborative flow of information across the organization, productivity, customer service and profitability pay the price.

To support the manufacturing organization’s need for continuous process improvement to drive operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction, you need a suite of products and services. Cannon IV has that suite of products and services and a proven track record in serving the manufacturing industry.

Managed Print Services

In spite of a glut of data, workers still scramble for the specific information they need. Volumes of unstructured paper and digital data remain locked outside business systems. The result is paperwork bottlenecks that slow processes down and create stressful, inefficient work environments.

But a scattered mix of output devices and paper-based processes won’t help. What manufacturers and distributors need is a connected fleet of multifunction products and other smart devices – for bills of lading, shipping lists, labels, and other documents and records. They need efficient workflows that seamlessly capture, process and distribute unstructured information and route it to where it's needed – on demand. And they need expert device and consumables management to help plan and control print metrics, usage, costs and contracts.

Cannon IV has been a Managed Print Services (MPS) leader for more than a dozen years, amassing a wealth of knowledge and best practices specific to manufacturing fleets. As a productivity platform, Cannon IV MPS bridges the information gap and connects employees with the data they need, whether they work on the loading dock or in the back office. We also optimize and improve distributed output fleets, giving you the visibility to make better decisions, save time and reduce costs.

Benefits of MPS for Manufacturing

  • Achieve savings of up to 30% through fleet governance and optimization
  • Improve business decisions by having more visibility into manufacturing process document workflow
  • Minimize administrative effort and consumables waste with automated proactive monitoring
  • Optimize workflow with industry-specific solutions like invoice processing and logistics document management

Product and Manufacturing Engineering – Designjets

Globalization and the increasing complexity – of products, markets and development processes –are key opportunities for manufacturing companies. To succeed, manufacturers must improve their ability to perform complicated engineering, design, analysis, and production tasks.

Quality and speed of output of your product designs, 3D models, FEA models, schematics, and production facility layouts and tooling can all be critical to product design and manufacturing process.

Created with product and manufacturing engineers in mind, the HP Designjet large format printers deliver breakthrough Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with exceptional speed and accuracy of output. Whether you work with SolidWorks®, Catia®, Siemens® PLM, Pro/Engineer®, ANSYS®, Mentor Graphics Valor® MSS or AutoCAD®, the HP Designjet technical printers have been optimized to meet your needs.

From concept to creation, experience faster setup times and increased processing speeds in virtually every step of your workflow. HP Designjet technology offers built-in efficiencies that do more in less time. When your workflow is uninterrupted, you can shorten project cycles and tighten turnaround times.

Print Management – PaperCut MF

Manufacturing companies are continuously applying best practices and new technology to improve business and manufacturing processes. PaperCut MF print management software enables manufacturers to implement best practices relating to printing of documents to eliminate waste, encourage responsible behavior and make users and departments accountable for their print usage.

PaperCut MF is suitable for manufacturing organizations of any size, with a cross-platform and vendor-neutral approach to technology and device support. PaperCut’s solutions are currently in use in over 50,000 sites worldwide and translated into 20 languages, making PaperCut MF a product you can trust with a high return-on-investment. PaperCut is a global application to support the needs of your global manufacturing enterprise.

Process and Content Management Solutions for Manufacturing – Perceptive Software

Our powerful process and content management solutions for manufacturing enable organizations to efficiently capture relevant business content, streamline processes and effectively collaborate across the enterprise to get more done. Our solutions integrate with your existing applications to provide immediate, secure access to important documents and information in accounts payable, human resources, facility management, supply chain management and other process- and document-heavy departments.

With our process and content solutions for manufacturing, your company can:

  • Streamline invoice and purchase order processing in accounts payable using document imaging, intelligent data capture, workflow, electronic forms and electronic signatures
  • Create a secure repository in human resources for documents related to employee onboarding, payroll and worker safety
  • Store and index important documents and information related to facility management, including leases, contracts, agreements and warranties
  • Manage product and manufacturing engineer documents through their entire life cycle
  • Implement important document retention policies and management for those documents supporting your product design and manufacturing processes
  • Effectively track and streamline processes for supply chain management and materials management
  • Instantly access relevant documents to quickly and efficiently respond to safety, regulatory and quality audits; vendor inquiries and improve customer service