You probably already know that optimizing your manufacturing floor isn't easy.
With specific company goals, pain points, and procedures to consider—not to mention thousands of other factors that contribute to your company's overall strategy—it's difficult to get everyone in your facility on the same page.
Still, there are some things that companies can do to create workplaces, including manufacturing plants and laboratories, that don't just boost product revenue, but also ensure that the staff working in those sites have the best possible experience.
What's the answer? Workplace management software—more specifically, an IWMS or integrated workplace management system.
IWMS is a software platform used across an organization—including within maintenance, facilities, manufacturing, real estate, IT, and HR departments—to manage, maintain, and optimize all of the tasks, duties, and goals that fall under the umbrella of your workplace.
For a GMP manufacturing facility, high-quality workplace management software should be able to help you tackle a comprehensive list of tasks, better optimize your overall management, and improve your operations from the inside out. While the list of total benefits is too long to spell out—not to mention specific to each company based on their own goals and pain points—we do believe there are a few, universal benefits.
Simplify and Consolidate Asset Management
The right IWMS will help you onboard, use, maintain, and monitor all of your assets in one platform, including those used in GMP environments. With all asset information in one place, you will always be on top of your inventory, maintenance history, and asset utilization—plus, it can also tie in any work, like calibrations, that third-party service providers perform on your assets. Disparate spreadsheets and emailed reports can be a thing of the past.
Increase Uptime and Improve Productivity
Your software should come with built-in features that can help you increase efficiency and improve productivity. With automated maintenance workflows and cross-team access, your equipment can be serviced quickly and without constant back-and-forth communications. Additionally, comprehensive reporting capabilities can help you monitor key performance indicators (like response times, maintenance costs, and weekly maintenance workloads), so you’re better able to stay on top of project management, identify roadblocks before they happen, and consult data to improve your efficiency.
Minimize Compliance Risks
Keeping up with industry regulations can be complicated, but with the right IWMS, you can track necessary information in a single, comprehensive place. Further, you should be able maintain these types of compliance records automatically—with versioning controls and audit trails built-in—ultimately reducing the risk of a lapse in compliance and keeping you in line and on track so your product batches can get cleared for distribution quickly and with the highest quality ensured.
When it comes down to it, your business deserves tools that will make your workflow more seamless, your employees happier, and your productivity optimized.
Without a software solution that helps you monitor and manage your workplace (and all the small but crucial facets within it), you’re missing out on key tools that could help you create a more efficient workplace.
Interested in learning more about how your organization can benefit from an IWMS? Contact Nuvolo to learn more.