The Plant Manager
Planned and unplanned downtime create bottlenecks during peak customer demand periods.
Non conformance issues seem to arise when product is completely manufactured rather than at the point of occurrence. Finding where a defect was generated is time-consuming and frustrating.
It’s overwhelming trying to optimize manufacturing schedules without knowing why and where bottlenecks are occurring.
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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