It is increasingly difficult to align production planning with execution given the many variables in the current manufacturing environment of constant expedite mode and high-mix/low volume orders that bring more changes in set up.

In this video from the 2020 American Aerospace & Defense Summit (AA&DS), Dec. 11-12, in Glendale, Ariz., LillyWorks President and CEO Mark Lilly explains how Protected Flow Manufacturing™ (PFM) helps manufacturers use digital transformation and predictive analytics to answer three fundamental questions about production scheduling:

  1. Where is the job and how is it progressing?
  2. What job do I need to work on next in any department, in any work center?
  3. How can I tell my customer, with any level of confidence, when they are going to get the order?

Protected Flow Manufacturing is a cloud-based production planning and execution system that helps you drastically improve the flow of information and materials and increase the speed of execution in your shop.