The main ingredient
Owners receive calls from multiple departments when away from manufacturing operations.
Lack of visibility
It’s frustrating to try and determine where product is within the manufacturing process.
Forecasting future work
Owners become overwhelmed with trying to keep up with demand from customers.
Accurate and timely information
It’s a struggle to receive any notification in the time of an adverse event.
Do it yourself (DIY) processes may be developed as a means to track product. However, this is often counterproductive and time consuming.
The engineering department is working in Microsoft Excel, the quality department is working in Microsoft Access, and the
shop floor has a paper based system. Sound familiar? Disparate systems cause departments to rely on each other for information needed to complete their job.
Tribal knowledge is any unwritten information that is not commonly known by others within a company. Manufacturing throughput
may take a hit if someone with tribal information leaves an organization.
As manufacturing operations grow, the first instinct is to invest in more equipment although current equipment is not utilized to the fullest.
Eliminate unnecessary steps and dual entries. Improvement in processes gets more product out the door faster.
Centralized manufacturing system
Everyone at an organization works within one system. Employees can access the information they need from anywhere.
No more delays in critical business information. Real-time information can be accessed whenever, wherever.
Data-driven decision making
Eliminate guessing and make informed decisions.
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