Production

Overview

The ultimate goals of operating a shop floor are simple, availability and reliability. Sounds like a turkey shoot, doesn't it? A quick look around will reveal that lead times are usually longer than expected, due date performance can be significantly improved and shortages are common. On top of that, deeper investigation of the everyday shop floor will probably expose loads of unnecessary WIP and finished goods lying around, suffocating your cash flow.

The ultimate goals of operating a shop floor are simple, availability and reliability. Sounds like a turkey shoot, doesn't it? A quick look around will reveal that lead times are usually longer than expected, due date performance can be significantly improved and shortages are common. On top of that, deeper investigation of the everyday shop floor will probably expose loads of unnecessary WIP and finished goods lying around, suffocating your cash flow.

Running a smooth operation depends on many elements, some are in your control, some you may affect and the rest are totally out of your reach. Each one of them is crucial: the decisions production managers take control raw material release and expediting, other participants involved, starting from the production worker and ending with the foremen, control the work flow itself. Finally you still have to deal with the unexpected elements, such as breakdowns that simply ruin plans.

Symphony unveils the inherent simplicity at your operations, streamlining it according to S-DBR (Simplified Drum Buffer Rope) principles. S-DBR synchronizes prioritization and daily actions according to the market, while protecting from unexpected catastrophes. Overall, building a sustainable, ongoing improving process which is designated to reduce WIP, increase availability and reliability and finally getting your organization a substantial competitive edge.

Key Features

  • Planning
  • Planned Load. Symphony feels the beat of potential and existing bottlenecks in order to streamline marketing and sales decisions with the shop floor capabilities.
  • Raw Material Release Control. Symphony recommends raw material release dates which on the one hand ensures safe delivery and on the other hand does not cause unnecessary turmoil at the shop floor.
 

 

Handle Short Term Peaks

  • Execution
  • Single Prioritization Mechanism. S-DBR is used as a sole prioritization mechanism, both for make-to-order and make-to-stock or even hybrid environments of the both. Ultimately, guiding employees at all levels in your operation according to one priorities system which ensures a safe delivery and proactively prevents shortages.
  • Short Term Peaks. Alerts regarding short term expected peaks at the shop floor are stressed out by Symphony, providing you the capability to respond properly.
 
  • Ongoing Improvement
  • Throughput Value Days. The TVD metric serves for analyzing the ripple effect of operations tardiness on your supply chain bottom line performance.
  • Controlling Lead Times. Symphony metrics for the operations performance indicate whether decreasing the lead times is feasible or increasing them is required.

 

Identify Negative Core Reasons