The Plant Manager

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Challenges

Downtime

Planned and unplanned downtime create bottlenecks during peak customer demand periods.

Product Quality

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.

Throughput

It’s overwhelming trying to optimize manufacturing schedules without knowing why and where bottlenecks are occurring.

 

Causes

Inefficient processes

Do it yourself (DIY) processes may be developed as a means to track product. However, this is often counterproductive and time consuming.

Disparate systems

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

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.

Growth issues

As manufacturing operations grow, the first instinct is to invest in more equipment although current equipment is not utilized to the fullest.

 

Propulsion Solutions

Streamlined processes

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.

Real-time information

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.

 

Other manufacturing roles:

Owner/Founder

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Manufacturing Engineer

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Quality Engineer

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