Although it takes all parts of a company to be optimised and synchronised for a manufacturing business to achieve maximum efficiency it is without doubt that operations is at the forefront of this. Here everything comes together and the results will be seen quickly. Effort spent in improving the tools at the disposal of operations will help in making more informed decisions, avoiding overruns on planned downtime and changeovers, and will bring difficult-to-manage manual work under better control.
Challenges are manifested in the Operation of manufacturing. These following challenges have shown proven improvement when implementing solutions that are based upon manufacturing information technology; Customer Order Fulfilment, Supporting the Lean Process, Shorten lead times, Reduce WIP and final stock holding, Schedule Adherence, ERP to manufacturing connectivity for seamless information flow, Labour and Resource utilisation, Product and parts traceability to ensure compliance, Serialisation - Fraud Protection, Cost of Recall, Brand Protection, Bills of Material, ERP Integration, Cost of Goods, Time to market, Delivery performance and other activities which fall within an Operations remit.
Every company will have achieved improvements, and equally every company will have arrived at a different stage of continuous improvement development. A common factor is the drying up of early day successes as improvement becomes more difficult to both obtain and to sustain.
EmsPT’s approach is to examine where a company is in this improvement area and to recommend, justify and deliver manufacturing information driven solutions which help operations to achieve and exceed its targets, through measurable and sustainable improvement which is highly automated.
The methodology deployed by EmsPT is field proven – the EmsPT DRIVE programme.