LillyWorks Protected Flow Manufacturing Software with New Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) Helps Manufacturers Say “ENOUGH!”
HAMPTON, NH — July 20, 2017 — *(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — “Because consumers now demand ‘instant gratification’ and have mind-boggling amounts of choice, manufacturing today is driven by demand. To be successful, a manufacturer must have the right products and materials – *and enough supply on hand – to fulfill customer expectations,” says Dick Lilly, founder and… READ MORE
LillyWorks @ IMTS in Chicago
Mark is killin’ it presenting Protected Flow Manufacturing at IMTS in Chicago!
Let’s Plan Our Drive: Why manufacturers should use time buffers to avoid late penalties
Time Buffers Account for Variability As discussed in the previous article (1 of 5), an everyday task such as driving is a relatable activity that can help us think through the issue of production scheduling. The goal of our thought exercise is to apply the concepts to our manufacturing scheduling practices and improve our operations. To… READ MORE
Let’s Plan for Manufacturing: How Time Buffers Can Improve Shop Floor’s Scheduling
The Difficulties of Scheduling Around the Assumption that Everyone, and Everything Will Work Exactly as Planned In the previous article (2 of 5), we talked about planning our daily drive. We introduced the concept of using a time buffer to account for the unexpected. We also talked about the threat of incurring penalties in case our… READ MORE
Let’s Go for a Drive: The Importance of Planning for Variability in your Manufacturing Plant.
— If we haven’t accounted for variability, our plan can go awry — Who doesn’t rely on planning experts nowadays? There are financial planners, diet and nutrition planners, life planners, and on and on it goes. It seems as if we can’t manage our complicated, time-stressed and hectic lives on our own. Perhaps we’ve been humbled… READ MORE