As technologies advance, new processes in manufacturing present themselves all the time. These processes can save time and money, boost production efficiency, and create more market opportunities. However, most manufacturers need the assistance of an outside integrator to establish these technologies, since they are not familiar with the new systems. Finding and selecting the right integrator that suits all business needs is not an easy task. The right integrator should understand a company’s situation and goals, and develop a plan to execute them. In this article, we will address some key points when selecting an integrator, and how they are essential to achieve an organization’s vision.
When selecting an integrator, the first action should be to ensure that their field of work matches what technologies you want to implement. Does the selected integrator deal with the appropriate products to achieve a company’s vison? Let’s say a company was working with a computer software integrator that mainly deals with IT systems, when the desire is to implement an automated labeller into a machine floor. This situation would not be ideal for both parties. The company should have been working with an automation integrator.