A multi-million-dollar, global manufacturing company. With 30 locations worldwide. Their proprietary product is produced using a complex array of machinery and software systems.
A global manufacturer and Bridgehead IT client of 14 years needed to reduce product waste on its proprietary product. In 2018, the client spent $7MM on raw materials. Of that, $2.45MM was attributed to loss through the manufacturing processes. The system was time consuming and prone to human error.
In 2019, Wes Bunch, CEO of Bridgehead IT was conducting a routine on-site visit at one of the clients’ locations. “I noticed product waste run-off accumulated in a large expanse of the manufacturing site. It was unrelated to my reason for being there, cabling and technology budget analysis, but out of curiosity I mentioned it to one of the leadership team,” Bunch recalls. “At Bridgehead we’re more than a vendor. We take a keen interest in the profitability of every aspect within an organization. It is through insights gleaned from truly understanding a company that we can pinpoint areas of improvement.”
It was discovered that the machinery and production software systems lacked the software infrastructure to communicate precise measurements. Their on-site team of developers had been working to streamline internal systems that produced their raw material.
Bridgehead IT Program engineers conducted a complete assessment and collaborated with on-staff developers to identify a custom technology solution. Bridgehead IT then created and implemented a custom developed software application to produce an interconnected material manufacturing system.
After the implementation of the newly integrated production system the client’s proprietary material waste was reduce by 35%. Additionally, it eased the workload of the production team and reduced their margin of error.
Our custom application development process starts with a discovery meeting. This step-by-step guided process gathers application requirements through a series of brainstorming, discussions, and interviews. Team collaboration leads the next phase. During that segment all potential application requirements are filtered into a requirements specification that is in precise alignment with business needs and desired results. Bridgehead IT’s in-depth knowledge of application design and development including user interface [UX/UI design], workflows, databases, frameworks, and system architecture to deliver a complete solution.