Despite huge investments to make factories more efficient, there's been little progress in improving on-time deliveries and reducing inventory at the finished goods or work-in-progress level. Production schedule management is the primary reason.
With Lean Factory solutions from Ultriva, you can orient your factory around customer demands instead of simply capacity optimization. For example, using the Lean Scheduling and Sequencing module
, you can drive your factory will be able to reduce lead time and get as close to production cycle time as possible. A dashboard displays schedules by work cell and tells you whether the cell is over capacity or underutilized on a day-by-day basis. As a result, supervisors can dynamically move schedules around to meet customer want dates. In addition, upstream work center schedules can be driven by downstream pull signals to synchronize production across the floor. With Electronic Kanban™ for WIP Management
, you can align your inventory levels with your actual consumption to reduce inventory levels and eliminate stockouts.
Get a Performance Boost:
Lean Factory modules are paying off for our customers with
- Reduction in lead time to customers
- Improvement in cell-level productivity
- Elimination of partial-order fulfillment
- Complete visibility to where the order is at the shop floor