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The production report cards completed daily by employees at Premier Manufacturing Corporation’s two facilities easily generated mountains of paperwork each week. Several hundred carbon-copy production cards accumulated into boxes with other hand-written notes. Each contained data from job operations including direct labor, quality reports, and downtime.
“Every year, we had a truckload of paperwork,” remarks David Barna, CFO of Premier Manufacturing. “We knew this system caused wasted time, energy, and resources.”
Despite the information overload, Premier knew that managers had very little data at their fingertips. “We struggled to interpret the cards,” Barna says, noting that difficulty reading and transposing numbers slowed the production analysis process and introduced inaccuracies.
What’s more, managers had to wait for data entry personnel to translate information from cards to computer systems. The process was haphazard and time consuming. Worse, problems often weren’t identified until it was too late to fix them. “We wanted to collect data directly from each machine without requiring data entry,” Barna says.
Premier implemented FactoryMRI® by Manuvis: a solution that fully integrates an enterprise with its shop floor operations. Critical production information once scribbled on cards, is now collected directly from each machine in real-time. “FactoryMRI® has provided a better way to do data acquisition in addition to a comprehensive suite of analytical tools that enable us to evaluate and improve our operational performance,” Barna says.
“Today, FactoryMRI® has been accepted throughout our organization as a powerful tool and resource that helps solve production issues,” Barna adds. “Before, we didn’t have a practical way to assemble all of the information.”
Premier Manufacturing not only responds to customers’ needs immediately, it anticipates production short-falls and prevents problems before they occur. “FactoryMRI provides a competitive advantage for Premier Manufacturing and its customers,” Barna says.
In addition, FactoryMRI® saves Premier Manufacturing roughly $150,000 per year in data collection costs alone. The system reduced annual machine setup costs by 33 percent, helped increased production capacity by 7 percent, and boosted labor efficiency by approximately 15 percent. In total Mr. Barna estimates that Manuvis is saving Premier Manufacturing Corporation over $1,000,000 each year!
“That’s lean manufacturing in the works,” Barna remarks. “FactoryMRI® allows us to improve our ability to service customers and it helps our organization perform at a more profitable and efficient level”.