Shortening Cycle Times/Streamlining the Product Lifecycle

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Shortening Cycle Times/Streamlining the Product Lifecycle

Speaker: Becky Kelderman

People who deploy Solumina in their manufacturing facility will often experience shortened cycle times because of three major things.

The first is change incorporation. Today, in a paper-based system, if there is a change that is coming through that needs to be delivered to the shop floor, there is often an individual who has to go to the shop floor, find all the paperwork, mark up the paperwork, and then allow production to continue. With a product like Solumina, we allow you to incorporate that change on the shop floor with the push of a button. So, rather than wasting that time tracking down paperwork, you are able to keep your shop floor operating in an efficient manner.

Secondly, we have visibility. Because we are an integrated product and because we offer real-time reporting for senior leaders or supervisors, they are immediately aware of product issues on the shop floor. The moment there are problems, the moment there is a drop in cycle time or an increase in backlog, we can quickly identify those problems and implement corrections right away. 

Lastly, there is increased specificity in an electronic system. Today, in a paper-based environment where I have an issue on the shop floor, I typically have to stop, pick up the phone and call somebody to explain my issue before I can continue working again. In a Solumina environment, I have the ability to be very specific regarding the information that is causing me stress or causing my product line to stop. That communication can go to the appropriate people for a quick address of the issue and allow that shop floor to continue.

At the end of the day, in order to compete in today’s digital manufacturing revolution, companies must find a solution to integrate all interfaces into one digital thread. Download our eBook to learn how Solumina can make this a reality.

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