Most people typically take a little bit of time during the Summer months and go to the beach. It goes along with the phrase, “As American, as apple pie”. Going to the beach is just something that many of us look forward to during our vacations.
On one of these trips, it became clear that going to the beach is a lot of work. There are chairs, umbrellas, towels, boogie boards, snacks, and drinks that all need to be carried onto the beach for a day of sun, sand, and fun. So, you get everything set up. Everyone is happily sunning themselves and playing in the water. You relax and take a little nap, read a book, or play in the water too. This is what your vacation is supposed to be about.
Before you know it, the tide has changed, and there is all your stuff getting knocked around by the waves that have been steadily rising until they reach your little settlement. So, all the work that went into setting yourself up is wet and disheveled. So, the set up begins again, and then the inevitable pack up at the end of the day.
It is the same on a manufacturing floor. There is a natural ebb and flow, like a tide, that occurs during a production cycle and on a manufacturing floor. Is there a way to avoid all the extra work involved in a tide change? Because the tide is always going to change.
There may not be a way to avoid all the extra work, but with the right ERP software, tide changes don’t have to create the need to completely uproot your set up.
Tide changes can be a result of an additional product being added, or a scheduling change for an order, or even a materials change. Whatever the change is that has shifted the natural ebb and flow of the production floor can be addressed by having visibility into your processes. Visibility into the actual flow of a production line has become so much clearer with the advancements in ERP Software technology.
In fact, Infor Syteline ERP Manufacturing Software gives users the ability to select from four interchangeable manufacturing production control methods. Using hybrid methods within the production process will not only provide diversity, but will also create more efficiency and reduce costs. More efficiency and less cost is what we are all trying to achieve without significantly altering the production process and wasting valuable resources on solutions that don’t work. All the while, you can coordinate and gain greater insight over the entire production process from inventory to equipment, allowing you to meet customer needs faster and more effectively.
Learn more about SyteLine ERP here.