New production planning software – called MORE Manufacturing – is a little bit like a video game for production planners.
MORE Manufacturing gives you a visual dashboard of all jobs and resources, lighting up in red anything that’s a problem. Production Planners can just skim over the on-time jobs and focus on the red jobs.
The game is to get rid of the reds. For example, you see a job lit up red and you take a look. MORE Manufacturing is telling you a job will go late because there’s not enough welding capacity to deliver on a Monday deadline. If you add more welding capacity on Friday, the red is gone.
By the time the Production Planner ‘smashes all the reds’, their production will go smoothly and on time.
MORE Manufacturing is easy to understand even if you’re not an expert in manufacturing processes, because it’s a visual system that highlights things in a simple way.
Traditional manufacturing systems are ‘locked down’ to give limited flexibility, due to having a too closely integrated relationship with the accounting system. MORE Manufacturing is not locked down. It’s flexible, so it’s easy to change set up times or run different jobs together.
Good scheduling is the heart of a manufacturing operation. Good scheduling software shows you the problem is happening NOW or SOON and enables you to take corrective action. With MORE Manufacturing, you always know if your deadline is slipping or if you are over achieving. Nice.
Talk to your account manager today to find out more about MORE Manufacturing, visit our Production Planning product page, or email us. You can also find out more on the MORE Manufacturing website.