Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and printed circuit board manufacturers (PCB) face many ongoing challenges in today's market.
Greater price/cost pressure and shorter product life cycles.
Quicker responses to ever-changing supply and demand conditions.
Complicated global operations due to acquisitions and migration to a lower cost production base in Asia.
NavipointTM provides visibility throughout the value chain by integrating and extending manufacturing systems across multi-plant operations, and enables collaborative processes such as quoting, order visibility and supplier managed inventory. As an enabler, Navipoint
Aggregates data from multiple systems in different parts of the company to provide a unified view of enterprise performance.
Provides all levels of the organization (not just management) with relevant analysis and tools to facilitate management by exception.
Extends processes within the company to enable collaboration with customers, suppliers and other business partners.
Navipoint delivers value within weeks without disrupting normal IT and business operations. It can
Increase agility during manufacturing operations.
Increase responsiveness to customers.
Streamline supplier interaction.
Enhance reporting capability and business intelligence.
Improve control over inventory and material costs.
Increase responsiveness to changes in supply and demand.
Leverage and extend investments in existing enterprise applications.
The Navipoint Suite consists of Navipoint Applications and Navipoint Open Enterprise.
Navipoint Applications are designed specifically for managing electronics manufacturing processes, including RFQ Manager, Total Order Visibility, Supplier Performance Manager, Product Genealogy Tracker, Collaborative Schedule Manager, and Supplier Managed Inventory.
Navipoint Open Enterprise (NOE) enables connectivity to disparate enterprise applications including ERP and supply-chain management software, as well as custom built applications. Beyond data integration, the NOE allows processes to be defined that touch multiple applications and can extend these processes to trading partners.