Reduce Cycle Times without Sacrificing Customer Satisfaction
Are you constantly running out of time to produce orders and always need to expedite them? Are orders taking too long to go through your plant or delayed by disruptions in the manufacturing process? If so, you need a cycle time reduction solution and Invistics can help.
The Proven Invistics Pull-Based Lean Process
Using our Invistics methodology, which blends Lean best practices and the continuous improvement approach of Six Sigma, and supported by our patented MachSix software suite’s advanced analytics, simulation and optimization capabilities, we can help you effectively balance inventory and throughput to reduce cycle times without affecting customer service levels.
Flow-Based Manufacturing for Operational Excellence
Using the Lean Insights module, our consultants are able to use data from existing ERP systems and consolidate transactions from existing multiple third-party MES and LIMS systems to measure actual historical cycle times from order entry to shipment, and from receipt of raw materials through shipment. With Lean Insights you can also gain visibility into the cycle time versus production goal for the entire business and be able to drill down to each step in the material flow. The Lean Advisor calculates the variability of cycle times which is then used to set inventory target and performance improvement goals.
The Pull Manager helps you implement the pull technique that is right for helping you respond more effectively to your customers’ demands. It ensures that large piles of excess inventory aren’t accumulating which also ensures shorter cycle times.
Finally, the Flow Path Health module flags orders or inventory that has been sitting longer than desired allowing you to take the appropriate action to accelerate flow and cycle times.
Finally, integration of Machsix modules with existing ERP systems, shop floor sequencing, capacity planning and bar code systems will set the stage for long term improvements. Integration will ensure that accurate data flows from production operations to the front office and shipping.
We’ve helped clients reduce cycle times by as much as 50%, save as much as $10 million in inventory reductions and achieve a near-perfect on-time delivery record using this approach. Let us help you ship more products on time with less inventory. Let us help your customer service levels soar.