Planning is an integral part of any process, task or activity. In the same manner it is an important part in manufacturing industry. Planning is involved at every stage from Raw material to Finished Goods and process for conversion in between.Incorrect planning results in delivery delays, stressful working conditions, daily fire fighting etc.
Usually Production Planning and Control takes care of any planning in an Organisation. This is the central part from where all departments are connected for day to day activities. It is expected to be single point of communication for all departments; unfortunately this is not seen.
Solutions Lead Time Reduction & Delivery Improvement Services takes care of Planning at each stage from RM to FG with all in between steps. This systems differ from company to company, process to process and product to product. There cannot be direct replica to this Systems. These are custom designed based upon the product, processes and people.
This problem can be fixed, of course. Actually, its not a problem as such. It’s a symptom, that our Departments are not synchronized. And hence not flying in the same direction- the Customer.
Solutions Lead Time Reduction & Delivery Improvement Servicess helps to improve upon above issues and help to work in Uni direction fulfilling the customer demand in optimized time.
Firstly, Planning has to take responsibility that they are responsible for in time delivery and correct material in full. Solutions Lead Time Reduction & Delivery Improvement Services gives a complete one shot picture of the each order in hand and its status. It is assigned with responsible persons and lead time, cycle times for each processes are standardised. The planning is divided into levels - H1, H2, H3 etc..There is no need of questioning to anyone in any regards, Planning becomes a mechanical process.
Solutions Lead Time Reduction & Delivery Improvement Services has 3 main parts :
Solutions Lead Time Reduction & Delivery Improvement Services helps in planning a full week and making it visual. Planning should not be person dependant but a mechanical process.The outcome of the planning should clearly state:
This clear information is obtained in a single view and is visible to all. The levels of planning are clearly defined - Customer, Production, Raw Material etc. and accordingly it is worked out.
Visual Systems play an important part in planning. Excel sheets, ERPs, software's tell you the information after you log in to computer. Our visual systems are paper and pencil tools & do not require any computer; but Brain Every order is individually mapped with its own Visual card. The card design varies from product to product & process to process.These cards go on visual board, which are defined as per processes and levels.
Line-balancing strategy is to make production lines flexible enough to absorb external and internal irregularities and manufacture goods in a manner to have optimised output. There are two types of line balancing, which we have explained as –
This project followed religiously, results in solving all above mentioned issues. Direct Monetary benefits are gained with below quantified improvement