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What Is Production Management Software?

Manufacturing and production make up 8% of the GDP in the United States. However, with recent changes, global manufacturing and production businesses are changing their business models.

Today’s production management is highly digital and ensures the supply chain is agile and production management software is changing the way many companies track and plan their projects.

If there is one thing recent events have shown us around the world is the businesses that can adapt are still thriving. So, if you’re ready to learn how you can stay competitive, keep reading to learn why digitalization is changing the face of production management.

What Is Production Management?
Production management, sometimes also called operations management, ensures that the manufacturing and production of your goods or service move smoothly through the process. 

Manufacturing can be a complex process and it’s imperative that you continually evaluate your production workflow. By assessing or evaluating your current workflow, you can then create a plan to improve efficiency and productivity.

Likewise, enterprise resource planning (or ERP) is real-time management of your business processes often using a software program. The software can aid in the planning process of production and in turn you can scale and grow your output to the next level.

Using a robust program that can keep up with demanding schedules and projects that can also provide 3D visualization along with collaboration and analytics is what will set you apart from your competitors. 

Why Use Production Management Software?
If you’re still spending your time manually sequencing and scheduling your manufacturing process, then it’s time to switch to something dedicated to manufacturing. You need something that can take you from design to fabrication and ultimately increase output and efficiency.


A quality software program can provide the level of quality control you need to grow your business. From compliance initiatives to measuring quality and reducing costs, you need a program that manages the entire product lifecycle.

By using our cloud production management solution Onyx, you can bridge the gap between planning and manufacturing. 

Additionally, if you’re still tied to your office computer, then you need to take advantage of cloud computing. The world is changing, and everyone is working from different locations these days. But with cloud computing, your team can work from anywhere they have an internet connection. Using Onyx, your team can upload their framed Revit project to a cloud server for easy sequencing, scheduling, editing and CNC output from any web enabled device without ever having to download the Revit file.

Who Needs Manufacturing Production Solutions?
Anyone planning or developing the production process can benefit from digital production solutions like Onyx. 

Don’t keep using outdated methods to create this roadmap. Upgrade to a digital software program so you can stay competitive in your industry. Software like Onyx allows you to optimize your manufacturing process while minimizing downtime. From scheduling to time tracking and staying within time constraints, Onyx will help to boost efficient production.

Top Features of Digital Manufacturing Programs
You need a program that takes complex projects and breaks them down into simple steps everyone knows to follow.

Some other great features and benefits of your manufacturing software program include:

plans your work schedule
shows employees what needs to be done next
real-time connectivity and production registration
how and when to complete each step
social collaboration

As you can see, by digitalizing your production management, you can realize several benefits in your production planning process. From your manufacturing sequence to your detailed framing information, when you use a cloud-based software program that is dedicated to the production process, growth is inevitable.

A great manufacturing software program will give you insights into the entire production process. With real-time analytics, you can make better decisions and identify the problems keeping you from improving efficiency.

The right program can increase your agility, reduce costs, improve productivity, and simplify all the many administrative tasks that can take away from other work.


What is Onyx?

Onyx is StrucSoft’s newest cloud production management solution that completes the link from Revit to machinery.


“Onyx allows us to better focus on the process. With MWF, we produce our fabrication drawings, we produce manufacturing outputs. But where does it go from there? How do you control your factory? […] How do you track it when it goes off site? How do you know that panel has been delivered? […] With Onyx, now we can start to tie those loose ends.” – Byron Starnes, EMEA & VDC Director at StrucSoft Solutions

Key Features:

  • No Revit licenses required
  • Access multiple projects from any web enabled device in the world
  • Panels are organized and filtered based on user defined criteria
  • Edits can be made through a 3D graphical operations viewer and editor
  • Download CSV files straight to the roll former or add to a roll order or work order
  • Access detailed framing information, status and manufacturing sequences
  • Bar codes or QR codes can be generated and printed per panel for easy tracking to site and to access the panel’s page when scanned on a mobile device
  • Make batch changes to CNC code and redirect panels from one machine to another from the cloud

Learn what’s new in Onyx in our latest webinar here:

Learn more about the advantages of integrating Onyx into your current manufacturing process in AEC Magazine’s article here.

Handle Your Complex Projects With Ease
As you can see, production management software can change the way you plan for and complete your manufacturing and engineering projects. You need to keep up with the ever-changing business environment. And so, if you don’t want to fall behind, you need to be able to adapt to the market and ultimately make the switch to digitalization.

To stay competitive in today’s market, you must consider going digital in the cloud. Digital operations management can improve your productivity and allow you to scale your operations. 

From your supply chain to your equipment maintenance, everything is reliant on your master schedule. Production management software, like Onyx, can manage and expedite your production matrix. If you’re ready to start your free trial today, click here to see how Onyx and Revit are working together to make your production process more efficient.

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StrucSoft Solutions LogoStrucSoft Solutions is the market leader in comprehensive Autodesk® Revit®-based BIM framing, with both off-the-shelf and custom solutions targeting the AEC and fabrication sectors. Our star solution MWF simplifies complex Revit® framing with its powerful range of tools for modeling, inter-trade clash detection, custom construction documentation and optional output to CNC machines.

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