The Manufacturing Industry has been at the forefront to adopt automation on several fronts. However, it still leaves much to be desired in the face of evolving industry complexities. The only way forward for the sector is to free up cost, time, and resources, and inject optimum efficiency into the workflows. Besides automation in manufacturing plants, the sector is embracing the disruptive RPA technology for its back-office processes.

RPA for Manufacturers

RPA accelerates digital transformation and helps businesses stay competitive by automating their back office and operational processes within the manufacturing value chain. Regardless of the nature of the systems in use (ERP, CRM, Custom Portals, etc.), RPA solutions operate on top of these to orchestrate the process flows 24X7 at superhuman speed, while reducing costs, accelerating time-to-market, and fostering innovation.

From raw material procurement to final product delivery, RPA is touted as the next game changer for manufacturers.

RPA Manufacturing

Bill of Materials

  • Automated Sourcing: Bot requests for proposals to vendors, and aggregates & compiles quotes.
  • BOM Comparison: Compares BOMs to identify the best deals.
  • Component Search: Evaluates components against defined data-points.
  • BOM Assessment for Compliance: Bot assesses BOM components, send alerts for deviations.

Better material planning & procurement, accurate product costs, lower production expenses

Biil of Materials

Administration & Reporting

  • Labor optimization: Automation of repetitive, manual processes.
  • Resource management: Allocation of resources & alerts to clients for delivery.
  • Alerts & reports: For variations in processes, factory records, machines.
  • PO & Invoicing: Scan, read, share, and validate invoices against purchase orders.

Consistent reporting, employee payroll administration, manpower optimization

Administration & Report

Inventory Management

  • Accurate inventory: Real-time stock monitoring and reporting.
  • Stock alerts: Inventory levels in sync with channels like merchandize, e-commerce, etc.
  • Re-orders: Auto-generation and sharing of purchase orders; email order details to vendors.
  • Auto-audit trail: Action/outcome validation, log data stored centrally to eliminate record tampering.

Forecast consumer demand, cross-channel stock visibility, inventory-demand alignment

Inventory management

Customer Service

  • Ruled-based ticketing and service workflow: Improved first-call resolutions.
  • RPA Chatbot: Quick access to knowledge repository, escalation for exceptions.
  • Alerts and notifications: Predictive maintenance and pre-emptive support.
  • Auto case tracking: Auto data entry saves agent time.

Instant response to common queries, fewer cases reaching agents, identify case patterns

Customer Service

Logistics

  • Delivery booking: Book slots, send confirmation to dispatch team, block delivery time, generate gate pass.
  • Freight and Insurance Quoting: Aggregate offers from multiple freight/ insurance companies.
  • Auto-tracking: Warehouse activity, partner inventory levels, freight monitoring, notifications for process anomalies.
  • Contract management: Share agreement templates, deal-point extraction, renewal alerts.

Accurate bill entry, transport regulatory compliance, fleet & route optimization

Logistics

Application Support

  • Multiple App Sync: Ease of access, monitoring, and data manipulation in interconnected systems.
  • Sales opportunity sync: Sales data synchronization between systems.
  • Automatic Reports: Data collection and report generation for AR/AP, pricing, etc.
  • Bulk operations: Mass SKU and catalog updates.
  • Improved order management: Automated processing and reduced fulfillment time.

Auto data extraction sharing & entry, information security with audit trails

Application support

Use of RPA in the Manufacturing Industry

Bill of Materials

  • Automated Sourcing: Bot requests for proposals to vendors, and aggregates & compiles quotes.
  • BOM Comparison: Compares BOMs to identify the best deals.
  • Component Search: Evaluates components against defined data-points.
  • BOM Assessment for Compliance: Bot assesses BOM components, send alerts for deviations.

Better material planning & procurement, accurate product costs, lower production expenses

Biil of Materials

Administration & Reporting

  • Labor optimization: Automation of repetitive, manual processes.
  • Resource management: Allocation of resources & alerts to clients for delivery.
  • Alerts & reports: For variations in processes, factory records, machines.
  • PO & Invoicing: Scan, read, share, and validate invoices against purchase orders.

Consistent reporting, employee payroll administration, manpower optimization

Administration & Report

Inventory Management

  • Accurate inventory: Real-time stock monitoring and reporting.
  • Stock alerts: Inventory levels in sync with channels like merchandize, e-commerce, etc.
  • Re-orders: Auto-generation and sharing of purchase orders; email order details to vendors.
  • Auto-audit trail: Action/outcome validation, log data stored centrally to eliminate record tampering.

Forecast consumer demand, cross-channel stock visibility, inventory-demand alignment

Inventory management

Customer Service

  • Ruled-based ticketing and service workflow: Improved first-call resolutions.
  • RPA Chatbot: Quick access to knowledge repository, escalation for exceptions.
  • Alerts and notifications: Predictive maintenance and pre-emptive support.
  • Auto case tracking: Auto data entry saves agent time.

Instant response to common queries, fewer cases reaching agents, identify case patterns

Customer Service

Logistics

  • Delivery booking: Book slots, send confirmation to dispatch team, block delivery time, generate gate pass.
  • Freight and Insurance Quoting: Aggregate offers from multiple freight/ insurance companies.
  • Auto-tracking: Warehouse activity, partner inventory levels, freight monitoring, notifications for process anomalies.
  • Contract management: Share agreement templates, deal-point extraction, renewal alerts.

Accurate bill entry, transport regulatory compliance, fleet & route optimization

Logistics

Application Support

  • Multiple App Sync: Ease of access, monitoring, and data manipulation in interconnected systems.
  • Sales opportunity sync: Sales data synchronization between systems.
  • Automatic Reports: Data collection and report generation for AR/AP, pricing, etc.
  • Bulk operations: Mass SKU and catalog updates.
  • Improved order management: Automated processing and reduced fulfillment time.

Auto data extraction sharing & entry, information security with audit trails

Application support

Summing it up

  • Improved regulatory compliance
  • Real-time process monitoring and analytics
  • Better cross-system and cross-functional collaboration
  • Strengthened supply chain
  • Better inventory and warehouse management
  • Increased go-to-market speed
  • Eliminate waste - Defects, Non-utilized talents, Overproduction, Transportation inefficiencies, Overstocking, and Over-processing

Why choose Nalashaa for your RPA adventure?

With years of experience as the strategic technology partner of clients across industries, we build business-centric solutions and automate processes without hampering the existing ones. As digital transformation is different for every organization, we adhere to a bottom-up approach rather than patching existing bots. Our automation solutions can be effortlessly adapted to your future AI developments to support scaling. Transforming the way you do business and deliver value to customers may seem daunting, but it’s the first step that’s the hardest. Count on us to make it a bumpless transition for you. Let it begin with an introductory phone call or email.

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