Production control basically follows a file’s movement through the entire shop floor, from production step to production step.
Each step of the process represents a possible “waste area”: those areas where you lose time, waste material, rework jobs, fail to deliver on time, or simply take more time and spend more money than you estimated.
Often it’s the sum of the small details that eat your bottom line.
It might be time for an upgrade to Device Manager.
Device Manager is Esko’s answer to shop floor control; it helps you tackle those well-known shop floor waste areas. It will estimate your jobs, help you load balance between Kongsberg cutting tables.
Additionally, Device Manager generates reports and keeps history logs so that you can measure non-value added time and build a more LEAN process.