For some companies in the manufacturing industry, not all staff can be Work From Home.
There are people that have to stay in the warehouse and maintain safety measures by wearing masks and social distancing. But technology has made it easier for manufacturing staff to work from home, keeping in close connection and collaboration with their counterparts.
So for the staff that can stay at home during this time and for your executive team, here are some things to keep in mind:
Technology for Remote Manufacturing Workers
If you haven’t already, invest in the right remote technology and rework your technology policy according to that. With more and more people ordering products online vs. going out to the shops, a remote way to keep track of orders and manufacturing systems is important to keep organized during this time. That means making sure all of your data and information is backed up on a cloud computing system, setting up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to make sure all employees have secure access to the data they need to do their jobs, and a video conferencing account to make sure you are able to communicate effectively with your employees and customers.
Communication is Key
As mentioned above, investing in a tool to keep the communication between you and your employees From Home policy a successful one. It is also essential for your customers, especially those awaiting orders. Being able to keep the channels of communication open between you and your customers about their orders is extremely important to maintain their trust in your company during this uncertain time, so investing in high quality communication systems. Communication is also important for you and your employees, especially with not all of them working from home.
With half your staff still in the office and half at home, security could easily become a disaster when it comes to possibly transferring customer personal information, for example shipping addresses and payment methods, between the two locations. Security is of the utmost importance when it comes to the success of your manufacturing company during this time of Work From Home. This tip is two-fold: you have to first make sure you invest in a cloud-computing software that will securely store your data (link our previous cloud post to “cloud-computing software”) and then you’ll have to train your employees to use it. The great thing about most cloud systems is that they automatically save, so once you upload your data from home it stays safe and secure.
Partner in Tech
And lastly, but not least, the number one thing you need to concentrate on whether you’re working from home or from the office is your business. Leave the technology up to us. Here at Solution Builders, we can help you choose the best data security systems and remote software to make sure this transition for you, your employees, and your customers is smooth as well assist with any training you or your employees might need and troubleshoot issues in a pinch.
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