New Production Scheduling Tool Considers “Ingenius” Critical Ratio Formula

Critical Ratio is arguably the best of the traditional priority alternatives for managing work flow in the plant. Once called “ingenious” by none other than Joe Orlicky because it establishes relative priorities accurately, Critical Ratio (divide the days available until the due date by the days of work left to be done on the job) establishes a relative priority between …

Using Protected Flow Manufacturing’s Predictor and Flow Analysis to Offer Better Lead Times

Val Zanchuck, President of Graphicast, Inc. in Jaffrey, NH, talks about how the Predictor and the Flow Analysis within Protected Flow Manufacturing™ gives Graphicast the information they need to start offering better lead times, or to know how much excess capacity they need to maintain so that if a customer requests an expedite – they have the confidence in knowing that …

For Saturn EDM, LillyWorks’ Protected Flow Manufacturing(TM) Super-Scheduling Software Improves On-Time Deliveries, Provides Significantly Better Customer Service

March 1, 2018, Hudson, NY — Saturn Industries, Inc., a leader in the design and fabrication of EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) electrodes and tooling, offers a full range of the finest Isomolded and Extruded graphite products. Saturn is dedicated to the aerospace, automotive, glass, medical, molding and power generation industries. Saturn recently solved a customer service problem that had been …

Struggling with current Shop Floor Scheduling methods?

Author: Lori Adams (CloudMFG, LLC) Many manufacturing companies struggle with traditional production scheduling methods. Common production scheduling methods range from Excel spreadsheets and white boards to Finite Scheduling programs embedded in ERP or Advanced Planning and Scheduling tools (APS). These traditional manufacturing scheduling methods tend to be “high” maintenance and are far too complex to manage on a day-to-day basis. …