Manufacturing

Hardware Management Interface

The client is an A/V hardware manufacturer. Gavant developed a web-based management interface for their video signal converter hardware that enabled users to access firmware-level operations for remote management of the device. The result was a streamlined and improved production workflow.

Operations Management System

The client is a nanotechnology company. Gavant built a custom Manufacturing Requirements Planning (MRP) and Batch Lineage Tracking system that enabled precision scheduling of manufacturing activity and tracking of essential product data through the manufacturing process. The result was more flexible than conventional off-the-shelf software in that it tracked custom product batches and recipes in addition to standard products and batches.

Manufacturing Yield Measurement

The client is an electronics manufacturer. Gavant built a workflow system designed to measure and report manufacturing yields based on finished product passing quality testing. The system provided enhanced testing with analytics and reporting that enabled real-time responsiveness to out-of-tolerance elements in the manufacturing process. The result was a greater manufacturing yield.

Custom Order Entry

The client is a swimming pool manufacturer with an engineer-to-order (ETO) and make-to-order (MTO) manufacturing division. Gavant built a custom order entry interface for ETO/MTO product lines with business logic that recognized the interdependencies of materials and application, including a design management tool that facilitated exponential growth in custom orders. The result was improved quoting accuracy, billing accuracy, throughput speed and customer satisfaction.

Workflow Automation

The client is a swimming pool manufacturer. Gavant developed a mobile app that enabled users to operate a proprietary hardware device capable of automated data collection prior to custom fabrication. The result was a more efficient workflow with improved accuracy of data, ensuring orders were actionable for manufacturing.

Hardware Interface
Operations Management
Yield Measurement
Order Entry
Workflow Automation

Challenges & Trends

Manufacturing

Manufacturing is becoming more aggressive and deliberate in making investments. By developing technology platforms and new operating models, manufacturers can enable connected products and services and integrate their customers’ operations. This overhaul of IT architecture serves as the backbone for internal and external technology initiatives.

Efficiency and quality
92%
Insight into production levels and inventory
82%
Deep visibility of supply chain
71%
Current Trends

One of the biggest challenges manufacturers face today is determining how best to implement IoT to achieve operational goals like reducing costs, improving efficiency, increasing safety, supporting compliance or spurring product innovation.

Companies are beginning to recognize the value of thinking strategically and operationally, as well as better understanding the importance of data management. They're gathering operational data, analyzing it and leveraging valuable information gleaned from manufacturing processes to spark transformative organizational change.

The rise of Industry 4.0, or smart manufacturing, has provided manufacturers with the opportunity to utilize advanced manufacturing capabilities and information technology (IT) throughout the product lifecycle. It can improve production processes, increase efficiency and improve safety on the factory floor, because it provides manufacturers with better abilities to monitor and analyze assets, as well as offers them improved monitoring and simulation to help them gain better intelligence about their systems.

Companies are seeing the value of employing additive processes for prototyping, tooling and even final production applications to help positively impact time and cost efficiencies. Technologies like 3D printing enable manufacturers to maintain equipment by making replacement parts as opposed to having inventory in place, saving them the significant overhead costs of warehouse space. Furthermore, the production of molds, jigs and fixtures used in the mass production of heavy equipment presents an even greater opportunity to leverage additive manufacturing to increase operational efficiency. The challenge ahead is how best to use this technology to suit individual business needs.

Groundbreaking advancements in technology are propelling manufacturing into a new age of automation. Robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence are poised to disrupt the industry in the years to come, and the continued evolution of these technologies will literally shape manufacturing’s long-term future.

The challenge for companies is to decide what to automate (and what not to automate) in order to best obtain value. Technology makes it possible to not only automate tasks on the show floor, but also to automate jobs in other areas of a business, such as maintenance, management and administration. Furthermore, in many cases, machines are able to match or exceed the productivity output of their human counterparts.

While the concept of augmented reality (AR) is still in its early stages, companies are beginning to evaluate its potential impact on the industry. Possible applications for AR include complex assembly, maintenance, expert support, quality assurance and automation, but that just scratches the surface.

While the technology may seem futuristic, that's really not the case. AR is currently being used in manufacturing facilities across the United States and around the world. And companies utilizing it are experiencing a number of benefits, including cost reduction, speed increases, fewer errors, and overall improved safety.

digital

Technology & Design

Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is the innovative blend of sophisticated technology, beautiful design and compelling experience. It requires expertise, strategy, discipline and the courage to challenge convention.

Technologies & Tools

Web Development

Ember.js, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 for a robust and compelling user experience across platforms and devices

Mobile Development

Titanium and Ember Cordova for cross-platform mobile apps targeting iOS and Android devices

Cloud Infrastructure

Amazon AWS for scalable, high performance software with a broad set of cloud services geared for modern web applications

Java Tech Stack

Java, Spring Boot and Spock for high quality and extensible software and APIs built for cross-platform environments

.NET Tech Stack

C#, .NET Web API, Entity Framework and NUnit for high quality and extensible software and APIs

Database Architecture

MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB and AWS RDS for increased flexibility across enterprise environments

Our Agile Process ensures full transparency and maximum flexibility

Results & Impact

Project Experience

Custom Software

We build software that does exactly what you need. Then, we adapt that software as needed to address key challenges and opportunities. Learn more

System Modernization

We embrace the transformative landscape brought on by social networks, mobile devices, analytics and cloud computing. Remain current and relevant. Learn more

System Integration

We integrate with in-house systems, payment processors like PayPal and Authorize.net, and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Learn more

Mobile

We enable your customers and your users to interact and engage with your service anytime, anywhere and from any device. Mobile is the new way of doing business.

Workflow Efficiency

We identify better ways to interact with customers, employees and partners, streamlining workflows to create a more engaging and innovative user experience.

Legacy Facelift

We integrate legacy systems into modern computing environments so your investment in that system is preserved without the bottleneck to performance.

Reporting & Intelligence

Leveraging tools like Google Analytics and AWS CloudWatch, we enable you to analyze visitor traffic and usage trends to be constantly delivering maximize value.

Marketing & Social

We give your customers and users the ability to share ideas and knowledge, driving both identity and relevancy of your brand within the industry.

Dynamic Staffing

We're a a full service application development outsourcing studio that focuses on value and innovation while delivering on quality and economics. Learn more

Simplify & Secure

Secure your enterprise

Cyber threats are constant and ever-changing. Safeguard user data, applications and infrastructure to protect your value chain end-to-end.

Take the First Step

Let us help your organization explore digital transformation.

About

Gavant Software is a full service developer of custom software, web and mobile technology solutions. We operate nationwide and provide full cycle software application development outsourcing services.

Contact Info

Phone     518-273-2880

Address     216 River Street, Troy, NY, 12180

Email     info@gavant.com