Innovate to improve and control manufacturing processes
Large global manufacturers were among the earliest adopters of enterprise document management. Mid-sized manufacturers are now facing strong competitive pressures to improve their cycle times, time-to-market, quality processes, and supply chain. These demands increase the need for flexibility and speed in decision-making, business processes and staff deployments. Ultimately, manufacturers need to be innovative to get new products to market faster than the competition, compete in global markets, communicate with customers and suppliers worldwide, become a low-cost producer while retaining your best employees, and deliver superior quality and customer service.
As manufacturers turn to outsourcing and global supply chains, the management and flow of documents is critical to getting products to market, reducing manufacturing costs, and improving quality. Westbrook Fortis document management software helps manufacturers gain control of paper-based and electronic documents in order to mobilize them across the business. Fortis has helped manufacturers improve engineering, address manufacturing quality, streamline the supply chain, comply with government regulations, improve customer satisfaction and services, and improve back office functions, such as procure-to-pay and order-to-cash.
With Fortis, manufacturing companies can use document management to:
- Automate approval processes
- Integrate with CAD applications to improve workflow
- Augment accounting, ERP and other enterprise systems
- Track the controls and testing associated with quality management requirements such as ISO 9001:2000 and Sarbanes-Oxley
Fortis is used to handle over 500 incoming orders per day, capture all order documentation and track orders and associated documentation through the manufacturing process. The solution has eliminated over five staff positions and increased growth capacity.
Dassault Falcon Jet
Fortis provides the core information system for handling customer service information, maintenance “as-builts” and design drawings and documentation. The result is increased maintenance service levels and increased downstream revenue.
Fortis provides one document management backbone that integrates with your administrative and business systems.
Fortis is in use successfully in virtually every aspect of the manufacturing value chain. Some of the applications of Fortis in manufacturing include:
- Order entry and capture
- Order management
- Vendor certifications
- Contracts management
- Quality and test
- Accounts payable
- Financial and tax records
- Regulatory compliance
- After-sale service centers
- Engineering-manufacturing documentation handoff
Fortis is used by a wide range of manufacturing enterprises, from small regional manufacturers to divisions of major manufacturing organizations.
- Dassault Falcon Jet, NJ
- Greenheck Fan, WI
- Weidmann Electrical Technologies, VT
- Schlumberger Safety Valves, TX
- NCI Building Systems, TX
- Saucony, MA
Integrated Document Management
Fortis provides a full range of document management capabilities:
- Image capture and OCR
- Versioning and archiving
- Records management
- Security and management
- Viewing and annotation
- Disaster recovery and retention