That’s a big number- it actually is larger than the number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy! It represents the dollar amount of unfilled orders in an average month in the US. It’s half of the national GNP and its impact on the profitability of US manufacturers is huge. This cost impact is felt… READ MORE

Forward Scheduling: Pros and Cons

Forward scheduling is a popular method for planning and organizing tasks. It involves setting up a timeline of events or activities that must be completed to reach your desired outcome. In this article, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of forward scheduling so that you can decide whether it’s right for you. What is Forward… READ MORE

Welcome to Jim Mayer, TCO Strategies – LillyWorks Newest Referral Partner!

Join us as we welcome Elon Crust – Founder of TCO Strategies – to the LillyWorks’ Protected Flow Manufacturing ecosystem! As with all our Channel Partners, TCO Strategies is passionate about introducing new, proven and effective approaches to manufacturing companies. Jim excels at seeing opportunities for improving the performance of manufacturing companies in several areas, including Production.… READ MORE

IndustryWeek webinar: Why Current Production Scheduling Tools Aren’t Helping You Deliver On-Time – and How to Fix It

IndustryWeek webinar: Why Current Production Scheduling Tools Aren’t Helping You Deliver On-Time – and How to Fix It Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018 Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4, New York) Duration: 1 Hour Event Type: Live Webinar Cost: Free REGISTER TODAY! Description Tremendous strides have been made over the last 50 years in Production Scheduling. Once an extremely manual and time-consuming process, most of… READ MORE

Protected Flow Manufacturing predicts how the shop floor will look in the future

Graphicast, Inc., a single-source provider of precision metal parts for commercial and industrial product OEMs, had previously managed production using finite scheduling in their existing ERP. Switching to Protected Flow Manufacturing™ (PFM), a revolutionary manufacturing production planning and execution system, Graphicast was able to leverage the production execution capabilities of PFM to improve production prioritization while… READ MORE