Squeeze more out of production – Real World Scenarios -
......a series of case studies (issues – problems - remedies - benefits) developed by ColumbusManufacturing
Optimising Scheduling - Production Flow Improvements - Integrated Maintenance
Planning - Integrated Project Management - Improving Preventative - Maintenance
Enhancing Project Visibility
Having a comprehensive, easy-to-use and effective suite of planning tools will significantly improve the operational performance of a business. Buyers and production planners need clear visibility of what is required, when it is required and why it is required. The supply of purchased materials and manufactured components need to be closely synchronised with the product assembly schedule to minimise inventory, optimise productivity and maximise on-time delivery performance.
Integration of business systems offers many advantages. It supports the coordinated planning of production with other functions, such as procurement and maintenance. It also provides accurate and readily analysed information which supports flow optimisations using techniques such as Lean Manufacturing. Increased visibility improves responsiveness to demand changes and enables a more proactive approach to be taken. This is particularly the case in project-driven environments where effective risk management is another key factor in achieving customer satisfaction.
Plant maintenance plays a key role in minimising disruption to production schedules and ensuring quality output. Many businesses seek to introduce preventative maintenance to increase machine uptime and minimise lifecycle costs. Real-time links to shop floor equipment present opportunities for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. These case studies illustrate how Columbus has helped various industries optimise production using the ColumbusManufacturing solution set based on Microsoft Dynamics.