In a dynamic environment like yours, how long does it take you to see where every job is in production? Can you view real-time projected completion dates?
Office staff should have the ability to quickly search where every job is in the production process without having to physically walk the shop floor to find out. Understanding in-process production leads to improved quoting estimates, more accurate scheduling, and increased customer satisfaction.
Printing out travellers and drawings, putting them in packets, distributing them around the shop, and then transcribing the data into a system retroactively is not an efficient process. In an age where everything is becoming digital, travellers that can be viewed on a device are more likely to retain production notes/data, and provide office staff with a real-time picture of where the job is in the process.
When operators clock in/out of jobs it allows management to better understand which employees are more efficient at certain workcenters. Oftentimes, management has a subconscious biased opinion on employee efficiency, and data gathering yields surprising results that can improve cycle times and increase margins.
Holding daily production meetings for updates?
Your team is busy and can’t afford to continue wasting valuable time putting a spreadsheet on the screen and reviewing line-by-line. Fulcrum gives you the ability to search for any job, understand where it is in the production process, who is working on the job, and when it’s projected to be completed.
Can’t instantly reply to customers asking for an update on their project?
Fulcrum gives employees a live look at what’s happening on the shop floor and a clear understanding of when jobs are projected to be completed so that they can provide customer updates immediately.
Don’t know if jobs are running faster/slower than anticipated?
Operators work at different speeds, and jobs often run faster/slower than times that were originally quoted. Fulcrum uses real-time data tracking to allow users in any location to see where jobs are currently stationed in the production process.
Unfinished work sitting idly in the shop?
Jobs can get held up and sit around in the production process when operators don’t have a clear understanding of where the job needs to go next. Fulcrum clearly displays the next step in the routing, and gives operators the ability to close out and reassign jobs, alerting the next individual in the process.