IT'S ALL ABOUT VOLUME
In a high-volume manufacturing scenario (such as the manufacture of wiper motors for cars), "making the product" may be a 5 minute robotic task. The main cost saving available is in keeping manufacturing at maximum throughput, and balancing inventory with orders, so technologies like MRP/ERP/PLM are a great fit.
In a low-volume, high technology, high complexity, manufacturing scenario (such as the manufacture of satellites, aircraft, tanks, etc.), “making the product ” can be a 3-9+ month manual task, requiring tens of thousands of man hours work by highly skilled engineers & technicians. "Making the product" now represents over 80% of the manufacturing cost. The main cost saving is therefore in helping engineers “make the product” efficiently . This is where Build Information Technology® is centered. This unique focus is a major differentiation between Build Information Technology® and the other manufacturing management technologies on the market.
For customers with existing MRP/ERP/PLM implementations, Build Information Technology® can be set up to integrate with these (i.e. for order processing, customer billing, etc.)
The following empirical analysis also helps to show where the Build Information Technology® solution fits in regard to other manufacturing management solutions. (Click on the diagram to enlarge.)
Build Information Technology® addresses the issues of low-volume manufacturing that were never intended to be addressed by the other management technologies.
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