OUTSOURCED MANUFACTURING AND LOGISTICS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT – TENDENCIES
Advances in manufacturing technology, changing labor demographics and changes in consumer demand have all forced manufacturers to adapt their business models in order to stay relevant. Producers of consumer and industrial goods all have had to shorten product development cycles and find new logistics solutions to stay on top of an industry that has increasingly smaller margin for error. The logistics companies that support manufacturers have also had to change their operational strategies to continue to survive, which has involved adopting software that displays shipment progress instantly and ordering that is both fluid and analytical.
As manufacturing techniques continue to evolve, as with 3D printing for example, manufacturing software development will become even more complex. It follows, then, that manufacturing will be even more dependent on the systems that control it; logistics and manufacturing software solutions will need to be found that will integrate existing equipment with new processes as they emerge.
Regarding logistics processes, suppliers have been moving away from manufacturing facilities outside of the country to lessen the time lapse between production and delivery. Referred to as “next-shoring” this is in response to the same market demands that are driving manufacturing change toward greater flexibility and shortened response times.
As the efficiency of a supply process becomes crucial, logistics apps are now available that give businesses and consumers the ability to monitor their deliveries and order status. This increased lifecycle transparency relies on innovative manufacturing software development to provide this functionality. Furthermore, Amazon and Walmart have both announced that they intend to use consumer drone delivery, and the immense demands placed on logistics software to control these deliveries will require sizable investment of resources to accomplish.
Innovative, flexible and dependable, CyberCraft can provide outsourced manufacturing and logistics software development services through dedicated development teams. Outsourcing these needs can reduce the costs of such development by 60 percent. CyberCraft’s business model provides our clients with remote dedicated developers that are still integrated into the framework of the company that hires them by adhering to its internal protocols and procedures.