ICSATA; Ireland China Science and Technology Association came together with senior government officials, industry experts and businesses from the Ireland and China markets to share some practical insights on the Economy, Trade, and Technology. This was a very interactive conference/workshop to discuss getting businesses ready for the post-Covid Era.
The event started with a Network Dinner which allowed the participants to come together for the first time face to face in two years.
Part two of the event featured the conference opening from Chairman Wen Chen, ICSATA and the government’s official address from Ambassador HE Xiangdong, Chinese Embassy to Ireland and Ambassador Ann Derwin, Irish Embassy to China.
The conference included themes of International Travelling outlook, Culture and Tourism, Economy & Trade and Technology and Education.
CEO Tim Crowe and Jennifer Kelly CCO attended from WrxFlo. Tim spoke about the opportunities between Ireland and China. Tim shared that WrxFlo’s s current customer base in China includes large multinationals and SMEs and the plans to expand the WrxFlo business further in China, once the Covid restrictions lift.
“I set up supply chains around the world, including in China,” he says. “One of the challenges I had was getting real-time data about what was happening in the supply chain.” Not only do SMEs often struggle to sell to large corporates, but the staff at large corporates struggle to buy. More often than not, they are sold to “I used to buy tech solutions myself,” Tim Crowe, CEO of WrxFlo says.
“A lot of companies come and try to sell you stuff with all the dazzling charts and lovely sensors, whether you need them or not. But I always felt they didn’t understand the problem I was trying to solve. Having worked on both sides of that relationship, we spend a lot of time understanding the customer’s problem first.” – Tim Crowe continued.
WrxFlo is different to other companies that offer data analytics and dashboards. What’s important in the scheme of things is where the data is coming from (it is usually from another system or excel sheets) and how clean that data is. (Is it clean from errors). WrxFlo reaches into companies existing systems and automatically pulls out the data that is required to help the business solve some of its biggest challenges.
A managing director who worked with us recently faced the end-of-month processing challenge. The business has an ERP system, a quality system, and a manufacturing system, but the business also had a manual processing side which included 36 excel sheet processes, and by the time the business did the month-end processing, there were three days of manual work that they needed to do to get the report into shape. The business was unclear about the timestamp each report was from and therefore there was always ambiguity in the data. The business needed one source of truth.
Tim explained to this MD “We will take all those wasted hours of work away” In order to get one source of data, the WrxFlo SaaS platform will stitch all the systems and data together, creating one source of truth for the business which refreshes in real-time and with NO MANUAL intervention.
“On top of that, WrxFlo outperforms our competitors which usually only look at the production element of the business and add some reporting tools to it, but WrxFlo has the capability to provide an end-to-end view of the business (operations including equipment performance, quality, inventory, cycle-time, planning etc). The analytics and report solutions are easy once that part is done”.
A business can have all the data in the world but it is of no use if it is not actionable data. WrxFlo provides clients with the ability with less than 3 clicks to find an answer to whatever problem they face. There is also functionality for production to create follow-up actions example if a piece of equipment goes down, maintenance is notified straight away rather than waiting to be told.
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