Protected Flow Manufacturing (PFM) Benefits Saturn Industries

We recently spoke with Rory Lee, Vice President of Operations and Business Develop Manager with Saturn Industries, Inc. Rory, who has been with Saturn since 1997, talked about his company’s experiences before and after implementing Protected Flow Manufacturing™ (PFM) by LillyWorks. This is Part 2 of a 3-part series, you can read Part 1 here: Saturn Industries Gets Acquainted with… READ MORE

Rethink Production Management Webinar Series

Ready to Rethink the way you’re Managing Production? If you’re like most manufacturing companies, you’re managing production with a combination of whiteboards, spreadsheets, and outdated ERP functionality. These approaches are tedious, time-consuming, and difficult to maintain. Take Control of your Production Environment! Learn a New Approach to Managing Production by attending any or all 3… READ MORE

Webinar: Strategies for Managing Shop Floor Production Remotely

What we’re seeing right now with manufacturing and COVID-19 is that an already very limited resource — people — are now even more strained and limited in manufacturing production. Which means now is not the time to simply double down on existing production management strategies and processes that may not translate easily to a remote working… READ MORE

3 Reasons Why Production Scheduling is Not Working for You

For the last 40 years manufacturers have been looking to their ERP’s Finite Capacity Scheduling or bolt-on “Advanced Planning & Scheduling” (APS) tools to help them deliver their production orders (“jobs” or “Work-orders”) to their customers on time. The everyday process to use these traditional scheduling tools comprises running a software program that looks at… 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

The Future of the Manufacturing Industry

These articles are portions of a lecture presented to APICS by our friend Gene Caiola. In our last blog segment titled “Protected Flow Manufacturing – A Revolutionary New Approach” we explained the concept behind Protected Flow Manufacturing and how it differs from Finite Scheduling, in this blog we’ll be rocketing into the future… Protected Flow… READ MORE

Finite Scheduling – Turned Out Not So Easy To Be Successful

These articles are portions of a lecture presented to APICS by our friend Gene Caiola. In our last segment titled “MRP Trouble, Enter Finite Scheduling” we left off we left off after Finite Scheduling led to planning around constrained resources… But Finite Scheduling Was Not Easy In theory Finite Scheduling would seem to be the… READ MORE