Being a prisoner to your production processes is no joke, I’ve had Excel spreadsheets, noticed boards, magnetic notice boards, but still ended up feeling overwhelmed, out of control and under constant pressure from customers.
One of the biggest things for me was always finding out when it was too late, if I had known at the point of time the sh*t had hit the fan, I could have done something about it and informed the customer at their earliest convenience, which although painful is a damn site better than when their product is past the due date.
In the early late 90’s whilst working as a Senior within Tier 1 Automotive I created the Operations Management Pack, a way of tracking production performance, monitoring machine and asset performance, ensuring problems we’re raised, actioned and completed with accountability across all functions. This programme I still use now within Business Growth Programmes.
This has now led to me to create FactoryIQ working with a leading software developer in 4C Software.
FactoryIQ has been enhanced, massively, taking Production Scheduling, Asset and Production monitoring to the next level, as well as creating a centralised depository linked to all product and assets for Risk Assessments, Works Instructions, Health & Safety Documents, allowing for paperless processes and live updating through a central, cloud based portal.
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• Improved On-Time in Full (OTIF)
o More efficient scheduling of work throughout the factory
o Scheduled back from due date, then forward using asset availability.
• Better use of Assets
o Increased visibility into shop floor processes
o Status of each asset / work centre (Active, Overrunning, Waiting for work)
o Quantity produced.
o Time Taken vs Time Estimated to complete task.
• Timely Data means Fewer Surprises.
o Accessible anywhere with an internet connection
o Central database – no sharing of spreadsheets or using out-of-date copies of data.
• Empowered and Engaged Operators
o Start/stop jobs and record OEE events.
• Correct Documents mean Fewer Mistakes.
o Centralised document store
o Orders, Drawings, Datasheets, H & S and more associated with jobs and assets
o ‘One Truth’ – everyone works with the original, common document rather than out of date copies.
• Go Paperless
o Cut the costs of paper and printing.
o Increase Visibility
o Keep Up to Date with the latest Drawings, Standard Work Instructions, HS&E Documentation
o Live Links
o Improved Communication
• Informed Salespeople = Increased Sales
o Gaps in the production schedule can be used to support Sales in pursuing work to fill those gaps.
• Efficiency Improvements have a Direct, Positive Impact on the Bottom Line
o Increased output from existing resources
o Less waste
• Digital Visual Management
o Improved Problem Solving
o Improved Accountability
o Promote Company Standardisation and Values
Rounded off with bespoke Dashboards at every level of the business, this app is
- Efficient and Effective
- Accessible Everywhere
- Operates and Analyses Big Data
FactoryIQ has an advanced functionality with low level costs, (one of the major objectives we wanted to achieve).
If you’re looking to Thrive, Make Informed Decisions, Be Strategic, Confident in taking on More Work and above all not being a prisoner to production contact us for a no obligations discussion and Demo.
Scheduling and OEE Benefits:
- Flexibility in Production Planning for the Shop-Floor Teams
- Tailored Dashboard
- Factual Data for Informed Decision Making
- Increase the Focus for Customer On Time Delivery In Full
- Increased Business Performance
- Higher Efficiencies, more Output Per Person Hour
- Increase Visibility on Works Order Status
- Automatic Data Analysis
- Action the Priorities
- Remove the Hidden Factory
“It’s a great system you guys have built and we are seeing immediate benefits. Keeping the interface simple but working with all the important data, has really helped us get 100% buy-in from all our production colleagues.”
Peter Boneham – Managing Director
0330 311 2820