Unplanned overtime causes significantly higher costs, decreasing the bottom line.
Measuring your floor, consistently, with manufacturing analytics and real-time data can help minimize, or even eliminate unplanned overtime.
Getting visibility into the day-to-day activities of the plant will help you eliminate unplanned overtime.
Know how long it takes to make a part. If changeovers take too long, know why. Find and reduce scrap and rework problems, quickly. Understand when and why unplanned downtime happens. Know if maintenance is needed.
When you know the details of what’s happening, you’ll be able to stop problems as they happen, before unplanned overtime is needed.
Getting visibility into how you’re doing against the targets for the week will enable you to schedule and plan accordingly. How far ahead or behind the schedule are you at any given time?
Make adjustments as needed to make sure you’re going to deliver on-time and not run overtime on the weekend.
Understand planned versus actual production. Are you planning too much in a week? Are you on track to meet your goals?
A scoreboard and operator screen can help people understand what the targets are and where they stand every day, in real-time.
When you accurately track against the schedule, you’re not only promising efficient planning and understanding of capacity, but creating a balanced overtime schedule that inevitably creates a happy workforce.