Collaboration of Production Process with Contract Manufacturers in Hi-Tech Industries
Most of the Hi-Tech industries (OEMs – original equipment manufacturers) work with contract manufacturers (CM) to build the products and also work with third-party logistics providers (3PL) to distribute the products to distribution centers and customers. Visibility into the products manufactured and the yield as well as the testing of the manufacturing products are very crucial for the Hi-Tech industries to better plan and meet customer demands. Monitoring of various stages of production is possible by collaborating with the CM and utilizing internet technologies for almost-real-time data. The collaboration to monitor the production process is work order collaboration.