Using Protected Flow Manufacturing to respond to when customers ask “When is my job going to be done?”

Val Zanchuck, President of Graphicast, discusses using Protected Flow Manufacturing‘s Predictor to respond to when Customer’s ask “When is my job going to be done?” by understanding how all jobs are placed into the production schedule, being able to identify gaps in shop floor resource capacity and being able to see anticipated completion dates.  Watch video testimonial here. Val states …

Scheduling Software Helps Shop Protect Due Dates

Saturn Industries Inc., a shop that designs and fabricates EDM electrodes, was struggling with staying on time using its ERP system. LillyWorks’ Protected Flow Manufacturing scheduling software provided a solution to this challenge. Read original Production Machining article here. Over the last decade, some OEMs have experienced a paradigm shift in customer demand. At first, there was a demand for …

Attend the “Wake-Up to Manufacturing” session on Managing Variability

  Dave Luckner of LW Performance Associates, Inc. will be reviewing one of the most common operational challenges within manufacturers today – Variability – “The New Normal” at The Manufacturers’ Association “Wake-Up to Manufacturing” morning networking & education series. The session will start by examining the different types of Variability and associated business performance issues and will introduce you to …

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 …