How Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud Streamlines Manufacturing Operations

The manufacturing industry is rapidly evolving and to stay competitive, manufacturers need to find new ways to improve their operations. Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud is a powerful platform that helps manufacturers optimize their operations and drive growth. However, implementing such a platform can be daunting. In this blog post, we will explore how Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud can help manufacturers streamline their operations and how Bolt Data, a leading provider of Salesforce implementation services, can help manufacturers implement the platform and take full advantage of its capabilities.

 

What is Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud?

Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud is an AI-powered Salesforce Cloud that helps manufacturers optimize their operations, increase efficiency, and drive growth. The platform offers a wide range of capabilities, including supply chain management, production planning, and quality control. With Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud, manufacturers can easily track inventory levels, optimize production schedules, and manage quality control processes.

 

What are the features of Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud?

Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud was designed with manufacturers in mind to address the complexities in manufacturing. One of the most powerful features of Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud is its ability to integrate with other systems. This allows manufacturers to collect and analyze data from a variety of sources, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platforms or Order Management Systems (OMS), IoT devices, and other manufacturing software to better manage expectations and track account performance. This data can then be used to make informed decisions about production, inventory, and quality control.

There are three Manufacturing Cloud types available tailored towards the differing needs in Sales and Service:
  • Manufacturing Cloud — Sales
  • Manufacturing Cloud — Service
  • Manufacturing Cloud — Sales and Service

Feature comparison of Manufacturing Cloud Sales versus Service:

Feature Manufacturing Cloud Sales Manufacturing Cloud Service
Manufacturing Cloud Sales and Service
Sales Cloud Functionality
Enterprise Account Forecasting
Sales Agreements
Account Manager Targets
Service Cloud Functionality
Service Forecasting Framework
Digital Process Automation
Voice of the Customer
Embedded Analytics Available for purchase Available for purchase
Available for purchase
Rebate Management Available for purchase Available for purchase
Available for purchase

Which types of manufacturers would benefit from Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud?

Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud can be used by all types of manufacturers to streamline their operations and increase the visibility of their supply chain. It can be tailored to any business model, so whether you are a discrete or process manufacturer, oil field services provider, or integrated oil company, Manufacturing Cloud can help. Manufacturers can gain insight into their operations and make informed decisions about how to optimize their processes. Additionally, it can also help manufacturers better understand customer needs and preferences so they can better market and sell products or services. Some common examples of manufacturers that benefit greatly from Manufacturing Cloud include:

  1. Chemical manufacturers
  2. Electrical equipment and instrument manufacturers
  3. Healthcare equipment manufacturers
  4. Medical device manufacturers
  5. Machinery manufacturers
  6. Semiconductor manufacturers and semiconductor equipment manufacturers
  7. Airline manufacturers
  8. Automobile manufacturers
  9. Auto component manufacturers
  10. Biotechnology manufacturers
  11. Technology hardware manufacturers

 

How is Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud implemented?

Due to the complexities in manufacturing, it is recommended to use a reliable, experienced Salesforce implementation partner to perform the implementation of Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud. With over 10 years of experience, Bolt Data is a trusted provider of Salesforce implementation services. We help manufacturers implement Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud to improve their operations and drive growth. Our team of certified Salesforce experts have extensive experience in the manufacturing industry, and we understand the unique challenges that manufacturers face.

When implementing Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud with Bolt Data, we begin by working with you to understand your business requirements and goals. We then work closely with your team to design and implement a customized solution that meets your specific needs. This may include integrating with existing systems, customizing workflows, and creating custom reports and dashboards.

Once the implementation is complete, our team provides ongoing support and maintenance to ensure that your Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud solution continues to meet your needs. We also work with you to continually optimize the solution, using data and analytics to make informed decisions about production, inventory, and quality control.

If you’re planning for a Salesforce implementation, be sure to check out our webinar with Salesforce. Our panel of implementation experts discuss what makes a great implementation strategy, how leaders can prepare for organizational change, and much more.

 

Overall, Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud is a powerful tool that can help manufacturers optimize their operations and drive growth. Bolt Data is an expert in implementing Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud and can help you take full advantage of this powerful platform. With our help, you can improve your manufacturing operations, increase efficiency, and drive growth. Get in touch with us today to get started on your Manufacturing Cloud implementation journey.