One Trillion Dollars!!!!

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

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

Arriving On Time: Why Manufacturers Must Align their Scheduling Practices with Many Likely Scenarios

A Normal, Variable and Extreme Variability Day’s Drive The previous article (4 of 5) in this series talked about perfect execution. Our drive went 100% according to plan. Of course, we know that perfection is not the rule. For that reason, we have more to gain by considering how a normal, variable and extreme variability day’s drive… 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

Using Digital Transformation and Predictive Analytics to Solve Production Scheduling

How many jobs and work orders is your operations manager managing at the same time? How many of those jobs have multiple operations and several sub-assemblies? With limited internal resources for machines, tooling and people, no wonder production scheduling is so hard. In this webinar, LillyWorks President and CEO Mark Lilly explains how Protected Flow Manufacturing™… READ MORE

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. Read the success story. “I’m gonna spend a few minutes and share our experience with Protected Flow Manufacturing, again… READ MORE

Transforming Your Never Fun Meeting

Every manufacturing company has a meeting that is never fun. It is held at least weekly but usually more often. It involves at least three people but often many more, depending on the size of the company. People from the purchasing, production control, and sales departments participate, as do people from upper management and perhaps… READ MORE

Top Six ERP Vendors for Manufacturing

Solutions Review article lists LillyWorks with Protected Flow Manufacturing as one of the top six ERP vendors for manufacturing. When you need to be able to deliver on time, in less time, everytime – you need Protected Flow Manufacturing from LillyWorks.

Time: The Silent Killer of Shop Floor Production

Delivering jobs on time is a constant challenge for manufacturers. Too little buffer time, and a work order will be delivered late. Too much, and the shop floor might be flooded with too many jobs in WIP, causing more delays. While it’s not as obvious or visible as a broken machine or an employee absence,… READ MORE