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Manufacturing Perspective

Option Matrix R&D team has summarized our experience in specialist areas of work to
offer initial ground up of nearly 30-60% in our projects and this results in shorter delivery
cycles. Our industry expertise also enables us to provide insights to our clients on the
most effective user interface, functional workflow and technology use.

Possibilities

Our wide range of exprience working in the manufacturing industry are on safety audit, pruchase, store management, quality process, process audit, report syndication, production planning, sales force automation, service connect, warehouse module to name a few.

Sales Forecasting

Sales Forecasting

What if analysis to arrive at trend and seasonal sales projections based on historical data.

Order Processing

Order Processing

This module manages the order to cash lifecyle comprising order processing, dispatch and invoicing. Analytics dashboard is provided.

Warehouse Module

Warehouse Module

Manage your inventory and reconcile your stocks from time to time

Dealer Management

Dealer Management

B2B integration provides a login account for dealers who get real time visibility of inventory. Dealers can track orders and movement of goods.

Sales Force Automation

Sales Force Automation

Sales funnel and visit reports get logged here on both cloud and mobile interfaces.

Service Connect

Service Connect

The principal gets visibility of the field service operations. Service centers are able to request and consummate warranty claims for parts.

Supplier Connect

Supplier Connect

Vendors receive purchase orders and work orders. Invoicing as well as dispatch documents such as way bills can be routed.

Distribution Module

Distribution Module

Logistics related to shipping goods is managed here. Shipping manifest and packing list for every truck load can be tracked.

Production Planning

Production Planning

Material requirement planning for monthly demand schedule based on stock availability. BOM for procurement can be generated.

Plant Maintenance

Plant Maintenance

Preventive maintenance schedules are setup and managed here. Performance and condition monitoring modules are included.

Production Module

Production Module

Shift wise and stage wise production in component workshops is logged and graphed here along with root cause analysis.

Purchase & Stores

Purchase & Stores

Mange all the processes form buying material to placing order on shortlisted vendors and tracking the GRN


Areas of Expertise:

Sales Forecasting

Historical data on period and time series sales across the territories is consolidated with what if analysis to arrive at trend and seasonal sales projections.

Order Processing

This module manages the order to cash lifecyle comprising order processing, dispatch and invoicing. Analytics dashboard is provided.

Warehouse Module

Manage your inventory and reconcile your stocks from time to time

Dealer Management

B2B integration provides a login account for dealers who get real time visibility of inventory. Dealers can track orders and movement of goods.

Sales Force Automation

Sales funnel as well as visit reports get logged here. Both cloud and mobile interfaces are provided. Calculation of sales incentives as per parametric configuration is provided.

Service Connect

Service centers get a login account and the principal gets visibility of the field service operations. Service centers are able to request and consumate warranty claims for spare parts.

Supplier Connect

Vendors receive purchase orders and work orders through their online account. Invoicing as well as dispatch documents such as way bills can be routed through this system.

Distribution Module

Logistics related to shipping goods either directly to customer locations or to depots is managed here. Shipping manifest and packing list for every truck load is tracked.

Production Planning

This includes material requirement planning that converts the monthly demand schedule into a product plan based on stock availability. Bill of materials for procurement is generated.

Plant Maintenance

Prentive maintenance schedules are setup and managed here for the equipment master. Peerformance and condition monitoring modules are included

Production Module

Shift wise and stage wise production in component workshops is logged and graphed here. Similar tracking is done for assembly section. Root cause analysis of production shortfall is logged.

Purchase & Stores

Mange all the processes form buying material to placing order on shortlisted vendors and tracking the GRN

Vendors & Payables

Mange vendor orders, payment methods file taxes and carry adjustment entries form this module

Accounts Receivable

Plan payments against received goods and cross check against payment preferences

Quality Assurance

Have a two level check to accept and reject material procured from vendors to get best quality in store

Engineering Module

All kinds of new implementations and usages can be registered and implemented as needed

Training Module

Mange staff training and schedules here for best operation efficiency

Manpower Module

Mange your staff and their access to the application according to their level in the organization

Report Syndication

See overall summary on dashboard and have options to feed in data

Process Audit

Have regular audits in the process to keep tab on latest trends and increase efficiency

Critical Success Factors & Cost Drivers

IoT is THE Big Thing

Manufacturers are increasingly leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT), which entails the interconnection of unique devices within an existing Internet infrastructure, to achieve a variety of goals including cost reduction, increased efficiency, improved safety, meeting compliance requirements, and product innovation. IoT’s existence is primarily due to three factors: widely available Internet access, smaller sensors, and cloud computing.

Predictive Maintenance

A breakdown in critical equipment is costly to manufacturers both in terms of repairs as well as downtime and loss of productivity. Ensuring that all equipment is functioning optimally therefore remains a key priority for manufacturers, many of whom are turning to predictive maintenance technology to do so. Widespread adoption of predictive maintenance technologies could reduce companies’ maintenance costs by 20%, reduce unplanned outages by 50% and extend machinery life by years.

From B2B to B2B2C

Many manufacturers who traditionally had a B2B business model are shifting to a B2B2C (business-to-business-to-consumer) model due to the many benefits selling directly to consumers. To effectively sell direct to consumers you’ll need to select a platform for your e-commerce operations that supports both your B2B and B2C sales platforms. It will have to deliver on order fulfillment and tracking, secure payments, customer service management, and sales and marketing activity tracking while providing a 360° view of all your B2B and B2C customer interactions.

Leveraging Supply Chain

Remaining competitive means delivering more value to your customers than your competitors. While pricing is extremely important, savvy manufacturers will continue to leverage technology for supply chain management, which in turn delivers many competitive benefits. These benefits include being able to operate your business more efficiently, more visibility and control over inventory, reduction of operational costs, and improved customer satisfaction and retention.

ERP Systems

Small to medium sized manufacturing companies are increasingly recognizing that an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is key to creating a lean and competitive advantage. ERP systems offer two key benefits. They streamline processes by automating all business operations and providing accurate, real-time information. By providing accurate, real-time information, administrative and operational costs are reduced. The result is that manufacturers can proactively manage operations, prevent disruptions and delays, break up information roadblocks and help users make quicker decisions.

Greater Visibility into Big Data

IoT is transforming almost every surface into a sensor for data collection and providing real-time insights for manufacturers. This ability to collect data from so many sources combined with increasingly powerful cloud computing is finally making big data usable. Manufacturers can slice and dice data in ways that provide them with a comprehensive understanding of their business. This enables them to improve production, optimize operations, and address issues before problems arise.

VR and AR – Man and Machine

Assistive technologies, such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), will continue to create mutually beneficial partnerships between man and machine that positively impact manufacturers. Due to VR software interfacing seamlessly with computer-aided designs, product developers can use VR to quickly make modifications and additions to products during the product design stage before they go into modeling and manufacturing processes. AR and VR can also decrease inspection time and assist in detecting errors in addition to improving workers’ sight line, which enables them to complete tasks faster. For example, by using AR devices such as electronic glasses or goggles, computer-generated graphics can be placed in a worker’s field of vision that provide him with real-time help when it comes to performing a task. AR technology can also be used with cameras and sensors for training. Workers can be shown how to perform a task and use the data feed to correct mistakes, which makes it possible to quickly and effectively train unskilled workers for high-value work.

3D Printing

Manufacturers will benefit from faster, less expensive production as a result of 3D printing. It makes rapid prototyping, which is a highly cost-effective way for product designers to test and troubleshoot their products, possible. In addition, it enables manufacturers to produce items on demand instead of having to manufacture and warehouse them. The expensive and time-consuming process of tooling for manufacturers is already being transformed by 3D printing. Historically the production of molds, jigs and fixtures used in the mass production of heavy equipment took months, was very expensive and typically involved utilizing tooling companies headquartered overseas. 3D printing makes it possible for tooling to be cost effectively completed on-site, in days, and has already been embraced by the automotive and aerospace manufacturing industries.

Shortage of Tech-Savvy Talent

As manufacturers increasingly rely on technology, their need to hire tech-savvy employees is increasing. The challenge is that there are not enough skilled employees to fill the number of open jobs. To fill the void, manufacturers are having to train existing workers to perform skilled tasks.

CEO Agenda

CEO Agenda

The main source of advantage in the business comes from the business leaders's unique way of thinking and doing things. Organisations are often like photo copies of their business leaders. Have you created a custom software that reflects your unique way of thinking and doing business?


Technology is a magnifier. It loudly highlights both what is brilliant as well as the gaps in the processes. Dynamic business leaders are not intimidated by gaps but embrace the transparency and visibility of information to create a adaptive fast paced enterprise.


You should not use custom software everywhere in the business but only in those processes that are very special and unique to your business and which make you superior and specialized compared to the competition.

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Lab on Hire

Lab on Hire

We have great respect for innovative product development enterpreneurs who risk time and capital to make technology accessible to the masses. Option Matrix serves as an offshore development partner for product companies around the world with tremendous enthusiasm and pride


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