Tips on Standardizing Your Manufacturing Software

Advanced manufacturing thrives on seamless data flows and consistency across the operational landscape. However, many organizations still rely on complex mixes of legacy software from multiple vendors, which can often make easy data sharing impossible. As a result, shops are less flexible, less agile, and less able to absorb change—all critical qualities to thrive in today’s manufacturing environment.

To combat these issues, manufacturers are turning to standardized software configurations, which allows them to track workflows more efficiency, control costs more effectively, and better streamline their operations. In this webinar, we will examine the advantages of this strategy and how industry leaders are using it to create the seamless data flow necessary to drive advanced manufacturing.

Specifically, attendees will learn:

  • How standardizing your manufacturing software can improve the efficiency of your processes, replacing fragmented workflows and increasing operational agility, to help you adapt to industry and market changes more easily.
  • Where manufacturing software automation can be maximized, using fully integrated systems to eliminate redundancy, and capturing and sharing best practices across your manufacturing teams to address skills gaps.
  • How manufacturing software standardization can simplify organizational overheads, streamlining training, support and management.



Rob Walker, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, Autodesk

Rob is a Sr. Technical Marketing Manager at Autodesk, where he and his team are responsible for helping customers understand how they can achieve their manufacturing goals, using the advanced manufacturing solutions that Autodesk offers.  Rob graduated from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters in Product Design and Management before embarking on a career with Delcam as an Applications Engineer.  Initially starting in the UK department, he trained and supported UK customers, before moving into an international role, where he assisted the global network of subsidiaries and resellers in both pre and post-sales activities.  Following the acquisition of Delcam by Autodesk in 2014, he moved to Technical Marketing, and is now in his 17th year of service.

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