It’s no secret the current AHU sales, design, and build process is siloed, repetitive and, let’s be frank, not very dynamic. Teams throughout your organization pass the ball throughout the process and use separate, often incompatible systems to move each AHU unit from the sales team to the design team and onto the production floor. Each team has to create its documentation. If they need to consult, detailed emails fly back and forth, and with all the repetitive data entry it’s easy for errors to work their way in. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Read on to find out how Kinetix Air is streamlining and accelerating workflows, lowering risk, and boosting the bottom line for AHU Manufacturers.
Imagine a world where everyone involved in manufacturing a custom AHU could work together on one platform, share a single data source and automate the repetitive, time-consuming tasks that human resources drive costs up and productivity down. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but with Kinetix Air that world exists. Kinetix Air is a radical rethinking of AHU selection software that accelerates the design process and automates validation, costing submittal, and BOM, allowing your team instant access to collaborate on all phases of the design and manufacturing process.
Roadblocks to Collaboration
The first and most significant roadblock to collaboration is the lack of a unified platform. Selection software was a radical advancement for the industry, taking a lot of heavy lifting out of the upfront part of the process. But problems arise when the rest of the organization recreates the project for each subsequent phase – re-entering information for the proposal or the submittal package or the bill of materials or any other step of the process that doesn’t have access to the data generated during the design phase. Not to harp on it, but this is very time-consuming and creates a lot of opportunities for human error to creep in.
The other blockage or at least impediment is communication and collaboration. Having different teams not being able to share a common set of project documentation is a productivity killer. Maybe it doesn’t seem odd because it’s the way you’ve always done it, but having folks emailing documents back and forth and setting up meetings just to make sure everyone is working from the right version of the document is pretty much a worst-case scenario when it comes to effective collaboration. Delays here slow every project down, burn valuable person-hours and multiply the risks of human error.
That doesn’t sound good, right? It isn’t. It’s a drag on your productivity. It’s cutting into profitability. It introduces unnecessary risks of costly human errors. It’s dull, repetitive, and demoralizing for employees. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Breaking Down the Barriers with a Unified Workflow
Imagine a world where everyone involved in manufacturing a custom AHU could work together on one platform, share a single data source and automate the repetitive, time-consuming tasks that human resources drive costs up and productivity down. Ok, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but with Kinetix Air that world exists. Kinetix Air is a radical rethinking of AHU selection software that accelerates the design process and automates validation, costing submittal, and BOM allowing your team instant access to collaborate on all phases of the design and manufacturing process.
Kinetix Air is a SaaS-based Unified Air Handler Manufacturing (UAHM) platform that brings together all the custom AHU design and manufacturing process phases into one streamlined, collaborative workflow. From initial design through to shipping and maintenance orders, Kinetix provides your team with the intelligent, capable, and customizable toolkit they need to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and correctly.
Kinetix Automation ROI
By working from a single, consistent data set across the entire manufacturing process, Kinetix cuts design time by 50% and automates validation and pricing. It also dramatically reduces the time required through the rest of the process (order entry, submittal, BOM package, etc.), saving you more than 26 hours per AHU for an average savings of $208K per year for a company producing 100 typical units per year (based on $80 per hour blended cost). The break-even point on your investment, given the same assumptions, is only 14 units per year.
Improved Workflow and Collaboration
Less measurably but equally impactfully, Kinetix lets your team work on projects end-to-end from a single platform. It also allows them to communicate and collaborate directly on that platform. There is no need for emails to request access to documents or request status updates (you can track progress directly in the system). No more need for the hundred of little touchpoints your projects used to require so that each team could do their job. Streamlined workflow and collaboration are almost as big a productivity gain as automation (it’s just harder to quantify).
Developed By Industry Insiders Who Understand Your Pain Points
Kinetix Air was developed by experienced custom AHU specialists who understand every step of the process. They designed the platform specifically to help AHU manufacturers, specialist representative firms, and engineering firms accelerate and rationalize what is a complex and time-consuming process.
How Kinetix Can Help
If what you’ve read here resonates with you, please contact us. We’d love the chance to show you how Kinetix Air can streamline and accelerate custom AHU manufacturing for your business.