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IT Support for Manufacturing

Your manufacturing operations require cutting-edge, user-friendly technology to boost productivity, stay competitive, and meet customer demands. Combining human skills with emerging technology strengthens your security posture, ensuring compliance with industry standards.
Partnering with an experienced managed service provider for your IT Support ensures your technology is expertly handled, strategically optimized, and secure. Our 24×7 SOC provides robust security measures to protect your data and operations, allowing you to focus on core business needs while we handle IT complexities.
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IT Support for Manufacturing Organizations

Many manufacturers lack the resources or time to keep on top of evolving technologies, let alone improve upon critical business intelligence & production data already in place.

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We understand that every manufacturer is different. We will take a deep dive into your day-to-day operations and create a custom technology plan that compliments what you do and how you do it. Braver’s Manufacturing IT Solutions are custom-tailored to cover everything from the floor to the back-office operations. Most importantly, this manufacturer-specific service line is built to eliminate as much expensive downtime as humanly possible.

Our promise to your business is to deliver high-quality support, expert advice, and permanent solutions no matter what. We watch over your network to detect and resolve issues before they become a problem. Always being there for you, and we’re always willing to do what it takes to help your staff.

Manufacturers’ Biggest Challenges

LABOR SHORTAGES AND SKILLS GAP

In today’s manufacturing landscape, the global labor shortage and skills gap present significant challenges in attracting, managing, and retaining skilled workers. Managed IT solutions play a crucial role in mitigating these workforce shortages. By leveraging new technologies like GenAI, robotics, and wearables, these solutions amplify human effort rather than replace workers entirely. Moreover, upgrading networking infrastructure and investing in connected hardware devices provide manufacturers with real-time data insights, enabling them to optimize operations even amidst workforce challenges.

Solutions:

  • Technology Adoption: Implement advanced technologies to bridge skills gaps and enhance workforce capabilities.
  • Training and Retention Programs: Invest in tailored training programs and mentorship initiatives to attract and retain talent amidst the labor shortage.

SUSTAINABILITY
Empower your sustainability journey with the support of a seasoned managed service provider, offering tailored technology solutions to meet the demands of consumers, investors, and regulators alike.

Solutions:

  • Closed-Loop Processes: Collaborate with your managed service provider to optimize production lines for the implementation of closed-loop processes, fostering the reuse and recycling of materials to minimize waste and environmental impact.
  • ESG Reporting Solutions: Leverage advanced IT systems implemented by your managed service provider to streamline the collection, analysis, and reporting of data on sustainability efforts, ensuring compliance and transparency across the board.

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Navigating a complex web of regulations can be both costly and time-consuming for businesses. Yet, failing to meet compliance standards can result in severe financial penalties and damage to reputation. Expert-managed service providers offer invaluable assistance by streamlining compliance management processes. They possess the knowledge and resources to keep businesses up-to-date with regulatory requirements, minimizing risks and ensuring peace of mind.

Solutions:

  • Address Regulatory Upgrades, prioritizing environmental, safety, and quality standards, through implemented systems and processes.
  • Ensure efficient Data Management and regulatory data reporting by leveraging cloud-based solutions, adhering to various regulations including CMMC, ISO standards, OSHA, GDPR, HIPAA, RoHS, REACH, FCPA, CCPA, FISMA, SOX, NIST SP 800-171, GMP, and ITAR.

AUTOMATION

Implementing automation technologies like IoT, AI, and robotics can enhance efficiency but often comes with integration challenges. Transitioning to automated systems while maintaining operations can be a significant hurdle. However, with the support of an expert-managed service provider, businesses can navigate these challenges seamlessly. They provide expertise in integrating new technologies into existing systems and ensure a smooth transition process, minimizing disruptions to operations.

Solutions:

  • Integrated Automation Systems: Select and implement the right mix of wired and wireless networking infrastructure to support automation.
  • AI and Machine Learning: Use AI to predict maintenance needs and optimize production schedules.

COLLABORATION

Geographically dispersed teams often struggle to work together efficiently due to incompatible systems and inconsistent processes. However, partnering with a managed service provider can streamline collaboration. They bring expertise in integrating systems, standardizing processes, and fostering effective communication. With their support, geographically dispersed teams can seamlessly collaborate, leading to improved efficiency and productivity.

Solutions:

  • Cloud-Based Collaboration Tools: Implement platforms that standardize operations and enhance communication across sites.
  • Regular Communication: Establish channels for regular updates and open dialogue among team members and partners.

PRODUCTIVITY

Inefficient processes, inadequate training, and poor workflow management are common productivity roadblocks. However, partnering with an expert-managed service provider can revolutionize your operations. They bring tailored solutions to streamline processes, offer comprehensive training programs, and implement efficient workflow management systems. With their expertise, productivity hurdles become opportunities for growth and optimization.

Solutions:

  • Workflow Optimization: Engage consultants to refine processes and train employees.
  • ERP Systems: Use cloud-based ERP systems to automate tasks and provide operational insights.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Digital transformation is the cornerstone of modernizing operations, but its implementation demands meticulous planning and execution to prevent disruptions to ongoing processes. An expert-managed service provider brings invaluable expertise to navigate this intricate landscape, ensuring a seamless integration of advanced technologies while minimizing any operational disruptions. With their guidance, your journey towards digital transformation becomes not just efficient, but also optimized for sustainable growth.

Solutions:

  • Incremental Implementation: Identify specific pain points and address them with targeted digital solutions.
  • Comprehensive Planning: Develop a phased approach to digital transformation, ensuring minimal disruption to current operations.

SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS

Technology plays a pivotal role in mitigating supply chain weaknesses exacerbated by the pandemic, leading to persistent bottlenecks. An expert-managed service provider leverages technology to navigate external challenges such as extreme weather, labor strikes, and geopolitical issues, facilitating streamlined supply chain management processes.

Solutions:

  • Diversified Sourcing Strategy Implementation: Collaborate with your managed service provider to design and execute a diversified sourcing strategy, dispersing production and sourcing operations across various geographic regions. By leveraging their expertise, you can mitigate risks associated with disruptions and enhance supply chain flexibility.
  • Advanced Supply Chain Management (SCM) Systems Integration: Partner with your managed service provider to integrate advanced SCM systems equipped with robust scenario modeling capabilities into your operations. With their guidance, you can effectively deploy and optimize SCM software solutions to anticipate and proactively address potential disruptions, ensuring streamlined operations and continuity throughout your supply chain.

CYBERSECURITY

In the manufacturing sector, cyberattacks pose a significant threat, capable of disrupting operations and compromising sensitive data. That’s why Braver’s 24×7 Security Operations Center (SOC) stands as a vigilant safeguard, providing continuous monitoring and proactive defense against cyber threats. With our SOC in place, your manufacturing operations remain secure, ensuring uninterrupted productivity and safeguarding your critical data assets.

Solutions:

  • Zero-Trust Security: Implement a zero-trust strategy and train employees on cybersecurity best practices.
  • Comprehensive Security Measures: Invest in 24×7 endpoint protection, threat detection, and network monitoring solutions.

Custom IT Solutions for Manufacturing

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Advanced Technology Solutions

Manufacturers rely on robust and dependable IT systems to uphold operational efficiency and optimize productivity. Whether enhancing ERP software or upgrading network infrastructure, advanced technologies play a pivotal role in bolstering business outcomes. Our round-the-clock 24×7 support, available onsite or remotely, features knowledgeable specialists who understand the intricacies of technology challenges in your industry. We seamlessly integrate business continuity, infrastructure technical strategy, and architecture to align with disaster recovery, performance, security, and compliance objectives.

  • Upgraded Networking Infrastructure
  • Modular and Scalable Smart Manufacturing Solutions
  • Enhanced Data Management for AI Empowerment
  • Addressing Workforce Challenges with Technology

Improve Mobility

Our tailored approach to communication tools and infrastructure is built on a deep understanding of your specific requirements. Braver is equipped to support the features essential for driving the outcomes your business demands, including: real-time location tracking, seamless access to advanced analytics, automated and precise audits, streamlined process management, instant notifications, advanced electronic work instructions, enhanced employee productivity and safety measures, and prompt action capabilities. Our comprehensive services encompass:

  • Service resiliency, encompassing business continuity and data center and disaster recovery services
  • Design and architecture for networks, computers, and storage
  • Connected business services
  • Infrastructure operations services

Business Continuity

Utilizing cutting-edge technologies and solutions, we construct a robust backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity strategy to safeguard your critical data and intellectual assets, even during the most dire situations. Our proactive continuity planning services are comprehensive. Align your business objectives and risks with tailored recovery objectives and optimal data backup and recovery technologies. 24×7 ongoing monitoring and maintenance of your entire network will ensure continual protection. Our services include:

  • Risk Assessment and Analysis
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Continuity Planning
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Data Backup and Recovery
  • Training and Awareness

At Braver Technology We Make IT Work

At Braver, we revolutionize technology management for manufacturing organizations, simplifying every aspect. With our unmatched expertise and access to cutting-edge technology and innovation, customized for each company and industry, we ensure exceptional value. Your only concern will be remembering your password.

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