Industry 4.0 is the trend towards automation and data exchange in manufacturing – including technologies like the IoT and cloud computing. A new bid-and-tender/data exchange platform, ORDERFOX.com, aims to both connect manufacturers and buyers and encourage information sharing: a crucial step on the path towards Industry 4.0.
Officially known as a CNC (computerised numerical control) database, manufacturers can use ORDERFOX.com to search for local and global CNC jobs, which are placed by buyers; buyers can also use the site to update and optimise their supplier network.
The CNC platform supports Industry 4.0 by encouraging users to share information, which manufacturers and buyers can use to make more accurate decisions. ORDERFOX.com believes that its daily use ‘will become as self-evident as the use of Google and other searching machines’.
Best practice solution
CNC manufacturers can use the platform to search for jobs that match their company profile, in a dynamic fashion; if they are at capacity, or a machine breaks down, jobs can be outsourced to suitable partners.
Searching for and bidding on jobs has been designed to be low-stress, with filters to raise the speed and efficiency of the process. Users are able to set the range of their search, contact the relevant person in a company with one mouse click and view the status of their bid; they are also kept up-to-date with reports and email notifications.
Bringing in buyers
Buyers, like manufacturers, can search across a local or global range, and can launch digital tenders to identify and work with the correct company.
Every member has a dedicated company profile, which holds all information that a potential partner might need. For example, companies can show their fleet of machines, references and brands using media including pictures, video and certifications; all arranged with drag-and-drop functionality.Discover More