Optimizing Production: A Guide to Manage your Production

Optimizing Production: A Guide to Manage your Production


If you work in the manufacturing industry, you know how important it is to manage your production efficiently. It is not easy to produce quality goods, respecting deadlines, costs and environmental standards. You have to be organized, efficient and innovative. But how to do it? This is what we will see in this article.

First of all, you should know that production management is based on three pillars: planning, control and improvement.


Planning consists in defining the production objectives, the necessary resources, the processes to be used and the schedule to be respected.

Control consists of monitoring the progress of production, measuring performance, detecting deviations and taking corrective action.

Improvement consists of analyzing results, identifying the causes of problems, proposing solutions and implementing changes.


To manage your production well, you have to master these three aspects. But how do you actually do it? There are many things to consider, but today we’re going to focus on one of the most important: using the right IT tools for your business.

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How an Enterprise Software Can Help You in Manufacturing

This is where entreprise software comes in. It is an IT solution that helps you plan, organize, control and analyze your production processes. With an enterprise software, you can:


– Follow the status of your orders, your stocks, your machines and your human resources.

– Manage your production flows, from design to delivery, through manufacturing and quality control.

– Automate certain repetitive or complex tasks. Calculating raw material requirements, distributing workloads or generating administrative documents will be a thing from the past.

– Anticipate risks, contingencies and opportunities, thanks to personalized dashboards and key performance indicators.

– Continuously improve your performance, by identifying sources of waste, areas for improvement and best practices.


Enterprise software therefore allows you to gain in efficiency, productivity and competitiveness. It helps you make the right decisions at the right time, by offering you a global and detailed view of your activity. It also supports you in your continuous improvement process, by providing you with reliable and relevant data.


How ALIX can help you manage your manufacturing operations

ALIX lets you manage all your operations easily and from anywhere. Improving your business intelligence, it also empowers you to make informed decisions with real-time data and drive your business forward with Agile and Lean best practices. ALIX is a smart assistant designed to be flexible and configurable, it will shape to your business. To make your life easier, it can also integrate with apps you already use like Zoho Books for managing your business finances.


To find out more, take a look at ALIX functionalities.


In conclusion, several elements come into play to properly manage manufacturing production. Working with an enterprise software is one of the most important elements since it constitutes a solid base on which to rely for everything else!

Alexandre Dubé is the founder and president of Agilean. A company that is entirely dedicated to making manufacturing SMEs more efficient and competitive in order to ensure their sustainability and success. Alexandre Dubé studied mechanical engineering before heading to industrial engineering, which he combined with a master's degree in business administration (MBA). These three areas of expertise bring an excellent understanding of all the challenges facing SMEs. He has spent more than fifteen years in industrial and service environments as well as in research and development within various cultures (North American, European and Asian).

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