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

Best Costing Methods for Manufacturers

The bottom line on how to drive more informed pricing decisions As a production manager, the challenge is always how to determine what product mix is optimal and how to price products to allow your company to achieve a desired profit margin – or better yet, maximize profit-making capabilities. In determining a price point, you must… READ MORE

Are you still getting value from your ERP system 10 years later?

By: Lori Adams Many ERP systems were implemented almost twenty years ago in an attempt to beat the Y2K bubble. As the date drew nearer, the buzz was to implement an ERP that would automate some basic tasks for a standard business practice. Fast forward almost twenty years…is your ERP system today still providing the… READ MORE

Protected Flow Manufacturing has Helped Saturn Industries Become a Better Company 

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 3 of a 3-part series, you can read Part 2 here: Protected Flow Manufacturing (PFM) Benefits… READ MORE

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like most manufacturing companies, you’re managing production with a combination of whiteboards, spreadsheets, and outdated ERP functionality.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