If you’re reading this chances are good that you have a supercomputer in your pocket that is thousands of times more powerful than the computers NASA used to put a man on the moon. Enabled by ubiquitous network connectivity, you have access to a set of digital tools, that allow you to access and organize massive amounts of data to make everyday decisions.

These tools, which often take the form of apps, didn’t exist even 10 years ago, and yet we rely on them for many of our daily tasks. It’s tough to imagine traveling to a new city without the aid of Google Maps, Uber, or Lyft. However, if you work in manufacturing chances are good that this class of digital tools hasn’t reached your shop floor yet.

The shift is underway

The days of relying on clipboards and paper instructions to guide and monitor complex manufacturing operations has passed, but leveraging the new class of digital tools to improve your manufacturing operation is often both overwhelming and comes at a staggering price tag. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Why the status quo isn’t good enough

Most enterprise-scale digital transformation initiatives are large, complex, multi-year commitments. The buyer is making a large commitment of both time, and capital.

The cost of system integration relative to production costs

On average, the system integration spend is 2-3x more than the actual product cost. The first real ROI data isn’t available until after the solution is implemented which can take months or even years. By that point, if the solution doesn’t live up to its initial promise it’s often too late to rip out and try another option. Vendors know this. As a result, they have an incentive to overstate the benefits of a service while minimizing the pain of implementation. They know that once you sign, they’ve won.

The QuickStart POC turns this model upside down.

What is a QuickStart POC?

Thousands of manufacturing engineers have used Tulip to guide, track, and monitor their manufacturing shop floor operations. At Tulip, we’ve seen the common trends and consolidated the best practices. The QuickStart POC is designed to give teams new to Tulip 90% of the value at a fraction of the cost in terms of both time and dollars.

The QuickStart POC offers customers the best of Tulip’s tried and true use cases. Apps that:

  • Guide manual operations.
  • Collect critical production and quality information at the source with an easy-to-use interface.
  • Give manufacturing engineers the tools they need to see and eliminate process inefficiencies.
  • Provide real-time feedback loops where it’s needed most – on the shop floor.
  • Interactive dashboards push accountability to the shop floor and empower associates with the information they need to make better decisions and build better products.

What makes the QuickStart POC different?

Time to value is fast. A typical QuickStart POC has Tulip running live in production in four weeks. There are no annual contracts. There are no recurring software fees during the POC phase. The goal is to keep this lean.

Tulip QuickStart POC Project GANTT
QuickStart POC Project GANTT

Upon signing up for a QuickStart POC, we’ll unleash our team of MFG app experts to make sure your operation benefits from all the best practices we’ve picked up along the way.

We’ll work with your team to customize apps that solve specific problems on your shop floor. Then, we’ll travel on site to train your team and to help them go live with Tulip.

Site visits usually take three days. The first day is spent making sure the core use cases that your team identified for the POC are up and running in production. Then we hold a two day workshop that is open to all. We’ll train your team on how to use Tulip.

While on site, we’ll lead a Tulip hackathon where your team can practice building and deploying apps to solve their most pressing challenges.

There are no limits to the number of seats, stations, apps, or dashboards your team can use during the QuickStart POC. The goal is to give your team a green field to explore, experiment, and try apps that could be of benefit.

When it’s done, you and your team will know exactly what it’s like to run your shop floor with Tulip and what impact it will have.

With Tulip, companies can digitally transform their operations and gain real-time visibility of their production in days. Get in touch to learn how to bring Tulip to your organization through a QuickStart POC.