bottleneck in manufacturing

In the world of manufacturing, efficiency is paramount. One of the biggest hindrances to a smooth manufacturing process is what’s known as a ‘bottleneck’. This term refers to the point in the production line where work accumulates faster than it can be processed. Fortunately, scheduling software has emerged as a powerful tool to address and… 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