Integrating Protected Flow Manufacturing to Infor Syteline 9 Yields Speedy Improvements

Jeff Cederstrom, President of the Cutting Tool Division of Arch Global Precision, talks about how Protected Flow Manufacturing helps to resolve the production scheduling priority battles they face having both make-to-order and make-to-stock jobs fighting for similar shop floor resources.  Watch Full Video Here “I’m gonna spend a few minutes and share our experience with Protected Flow Manufacturing, again my name …

Production Scheduling and Work Flow Control: Working on the right job

The essence of production scheduling and work flow control can be boiled down to this one imperative: each facility should be working on the right job. The challenge, of course, is trying to figure out which job to work on next. When a workstation completes a job and passes it on to the next operation or location, the operator selects …

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. …

Protected Flow Manufacturing Reduces Backlog and Targets Exactly When Jobs Will Ship

Val Zanchuck, President of Graphicast, Inc. in Jaffrey, NH, talks about how his Company’s good fortune – receiving a disruptive amount of orders for immediate delivery – lead to difficulties delivering on time, and how Protected Flow Manufacturing™ was able to allow them to not only recover, but to achieve results unheard of in the past.  Watch Full Video Here We …

Protected Flow Manufacturing at the 2018 SUN ANNUAL CONFERENCE February 26-28th in Dallas

Mark Lilly will be presenting Protected Flow Manufacturing™ at the 2018 SUN ANNUAL CONFERENCE February 26-28th in Dallas. Aimed specifically at the crucial area of “production execution”, Protected Flow Manufacturing continually directs production priorities to minimize wait time and maximize on-time delivery using data fed from a customer’s existing ERP system that customers can act on. Protected Flow Manufacturing is …

LillyWorks Debuts New Manufacturing Management App, Launches Partner Recruitment Effort

HAMPTON, NH — January 23, 2018 — LillyWorks, a well-known developer of highly popular scheduling systems for manufacturers Manufacturing application developer LillyWorks is stepping up its efforts to recruit solution providers who are looking for ways to stand out in the crowded ERP software market. LillyWorks develops ERP applications geared toward small and midsize manufacturing companies. The company, based in Hampton, …

LillyWorks Protected Flow Manufacturing Software with New Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) Helps Manufacturers Say “ENOUGH!”

HAMPTON, NH — July 20, 2017 — (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — “Because consumers now demand ‘instant gratification’ and have mind-boggling amounts of choice, manufacturing today is driven by demand. To be successful, a manufacturer must have the right products and materials – and enough supply on hand – to fulfill customer expectations,” says Dick Lilly, founder and Chairman of LillyWorks, and well-known …