DO YOU WANT TO INCREASE CAPACITY?
DO YOU WANT TO REDUCE YOUR WIP?
DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE ON-TIME DELIVERIES (OTD)?
Your shop floor operators need to know when the line is down, whether they are on target and if they need to make real-time improvements to hit their daily production schedule.
Your planners need to know when the line will be in changeover and when the production run will be completed.
Managers need to be able to get a full picture of their whole operations and know whether capacity is being fully utilised, locally and globally.
Good visual management gets the right information, to the right person, at the right time for informed business decisions.
GLOBAL & LOCAL VISIBILITY INTO PRODUCTION
Extracting real-time manufacturing data and business intelligence across all manufacturing operations, from local sites to multiple global sites, for complete visibility into production processes is an invaluable business tool. Having a lack of visibility and knowledge into production processes and inefficiencies can really impair the quality of decision making. Implement processes and systems which provide the data and information needed to collaborate with departments and make sound business decisions.
Optimum inventory management is having visibility of stock levels and the location of materials - balancing the need for product availability against the need to minimise stock holding and handling costs. Visibility into current inventory levels in storage and being able to track and locate the movement of items will help improve on-time fulfilment of customer orders.
Visibility of real-time Work In Progress (WIP) throughout the value stream translates into cost savings such as more efficient/reduction in WIP. Real-time visibility of WIP on the shop floor can have a positive impact on operations including; extra storage space, less waiting goods and minimising the risk of shelf life expiration. Information on why items are waiting too long, and what effect one process has on another is vital and can significantly reduce cycle times.
Full visibility of the complete enterprise-wide supply chain and operations enables stricter control across regions, divisions, partners and suppliers; delivering vital information across the entire supply chain for immediate action. Single system and process standardisation between plants and vendors will simplify material flow management and reduce total cost of ownership.
Readily accessible real-time data helps key decision-makers make better informed and effective decisions across manufacturing operations. Real-time data enables you to quickly mobilise any changes required to produce in order to meet demand through quantitative data and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Real-time data also enables the collaboration between departments allowing key personnel to make sound business decisions with less effort.
Schedule adherence through real-time production data allows manufacturers to measure and record factors which may affect On Time, In Full (OTIF). Visibility into capacity requirements and trends (such as seasonal demands) helps to schedule production and organise available resources better to establish whether or not there is the capacity to make more and sell more product.