Manufacturing Distribution

Businesses in the manufacturing and distribution sector know that their success relies on the integration of IT to stay competitive. If your business is in the manufacturing and distribution industries, you're well aware of how comprehensive IT solutions are critical for providing top-notch service throughout your organization. With the processes of manufacturing and distribution of products changing rapidly thanks to technological innovations, organizations must adapt and find cost-effective solutions that improve:

  • supply chain network
  • cybersecurity (via hardened equipment, encryption, and more)
  • administrative operations
  • advanced delivery and packaging solutions
  • mobile and wireless solutions (i.e. vehicle tracking)
  • custom equipment and custom applications
  • enhanced security measures (for physical and digital environments)
  • compliance measures and industry guidelines
  • and more

At Ideal Networks, we understand the particular IT needs that businesses demand to run an optimized organization that manufactures and distributes products. That's why we've created customized solutions that ensure that your organization is functioning with the latest technology and best practices.

Before we cover how Ideal Networks can provide a multitude of IT solutions and create a comprehensive environment that meets your organization's requirements, let's take a look at the general overview of IT for manufacturing and distribution in today's technological environment.

Quick IT Stats About Manufacturing and Distribution Industries

  • The Manufacturing Leadership Council has recognized that Industry 4.0 is beginning to find widespread adoption, particularly driving the integration of IT and OT (operational technology) in manufacturing and distribution companies.
  • Cisco reported in 2017 that manufacturers must strengthen their cyber and physical security procedures to stay competitive and secure.  What was particularly alarming was that that 40% of manufacturing security professionals do not have a formal security strategy, nor are there standardized information security policy practices in place.
  • According to data analyzed by PwC, a significant portion of new sales growth for industrial equipment manufacturers comes fromIoT-connected equipment equipped sensors, actuators, and analytical insights that can exchange critical data with other machines and computer networks in real-time cloud-based networks. Almost ¾ of surveyed manufacturers stated that a dramatic increase in their level of digitization to meet standards by 2020, with only ⅓ currently having “digitally advanced” methods in place.
  • Outlined in AON’s 2019 Cyber Security Risk Report, distributors are particularly at risk for cyber security threats, as the increased IT integration substantially increases the amount of opportunities available for hackers that use ransomware, viruses, DDoS, and other tactics to exploit all aspects of the supply chain.

Why Manufacturing and Distribution Businesses Need Managed IT Solutions from Ideal Networks

Improve Operations with Streamlined IT Infrastructure

Businesses that are looking to deploy IoT solutions to automate processes, reduce manufacturing costs, improve productivity/production speed, enhance quality control, and significantly improve operations need a managed IT service provider that understands your company’s unique needs. IdealNetworks has manufacturing IT Services that use interconnected technologies to revolutionize the way manufacturers design, produce, and deliver products to businesses and consumers in complex of distribution environments. This includes inventory controls, supply chain, sales, and more.

Manufacturing IT Configuration

Ideal Network’s extensive experience working with large enterprise and small businesses enables us to seamlessly coordinate the launch of new technologies, decommission old technologies, and open new sites throughout your entire organization, all while staying within budget and time constraints to deploy IT services efficiently. This includes physical security systems that measure a vast array of procedures (ex. foot traffic, building security, video surveillance, real-time product inventory) and digital security (ex. encrypted networks, application security, restricted access).

Manufacturing and Distribution Business Analytics

Because modern manufacturing and distributing companies demand high-performing, secure, and scalable analytic platform to take advantage of real-time analytics, Ideal Networks can assist your organization with unlimited visibility of the activities taking place throughout all of your businesses locations, with the ultimate goal of optimizing your ability to make data-driven decisions necessary to improve business.

Wireless and Mobility Solutions

Ideal Network offers fast and reliable wireless services to keep your technology connected to within your IT network in even the most complex environments. Our global network of technology services and expert staff provides on-going support in a wide variety of industries, including packaging, agriculture, food, electronics, and much more. We specialize in both small enterprises and global organizations that helps your business and employees stay connected.

Manufacturing and Distribution with Managed IT Services

Ideal Network’s fully-managed IT services offers your business complete network reliability by overseeing all manufacturing IT operations. Our monitoring and management services ensures that your IT infrastructure stays up and running predictably, optimally, and securely around the clock so you can focus on optimizing your business operations worry-free.

Contact Ideal Networks Today

If your organization is ready to implement the best IT solutions to maximize your manufacturing and distribution needs, contact Ideal Networks today. We offer a wide-variety of services that meets and exceeds the needs for optimally-performing organizations, all in a cost-effective solution that can be tailored to any budget and business size. Free network assessments are available to help determine how your organization can take their networks and IT-based operations to the next level.

Ideal Networks provides IT solutions across a variety of organizations, including:

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Frank Schab

Six Degrees CEO

Ideal Networks has been our go-to IT partner for the past 5 years and IT is our backbone. We work with Ideal Networks because we trust them and our representative, Dave McCorkle, implicitly. Ideal Networks is that IT partner you hope for.

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Arizona Alliance of Community Health Centers CEO

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