an extensive lean software application

VisualFactory is a web browser based software application (running inside your corporate firewall) that is proven to dramatically reduce costs, improve the productivity and efficiency of your workforce, and deliver Right First Time quality.

stable & standardized processes

VisualFactory provides real time, dynamic Electronic Work Instructions (EWI) so that products are built right first time every time, even in low volume high variety and configure to order environments.

more than just visual work instructions

VisualFactory has been engineered to record and track extremely valuable, required manufacturing data. This ranges from recording what tools are used, to how long a particular activity took to complete.

Footage of VisualFactory in use at Esterline Racal Acoustics.

We believe in a simple three step process, combined with a Kaizen mentality

VisualFactory helps you optimize your manufacturing processes inline with lean manufacturing methodologies and get Right First Time quality.

simplify

VisualFactory’ built in intelligence and innovative configurator make producing high variety, complex assemblies extremely simple and cost effective.

standardize

VisualFactory is a single point of contact for all manufacturing knowledge & intelligence, eliminating the need for multiple document based systems.

automate

VisualFactory automates and coordinates the manufacturing intelligence needed to optimize operations. This provides the information you need to know, when you need to know it.

VisualFactory seamlessly integrates with your existing business applications

We provide a comprehensive platform for supporting lean manufacturing, integrating with other business systems to provide a co-ordinated system in line with an ISA-95 approach.

Business Applications Business Applications
enterprise / business operation systems
erp, apo, aps, crm
plm, plant / process design
eh&s, cmms, bpm
bi, dw, scm, eqms
level 4
VisualFactory VisualFactory
visualfactory integrated suite of modules
vRECORD
vINSTRUCT
vANDON
vBOM
vKANBAN
vSKILLS
levels 2 & 3
Automation Applications Automation Applications
industrial automation systems
plc / pac
saftey
motion
dcs
levels 0 & 1
  • VisualFactory enables best practice Lean Manufacturing with standardized visual work instructions.
  • VisualFactory sits in levels 2 & 3 in the manufacturing systems model, coordianting mission critical tasks.
  • VisualFactory eliminates fragmented/disconnected software systems with a range of integrated modules.
  • These modules provide Manufacturing Execution System (MES) & Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) functionality.
  • VisualFactory becomes a single source for Manufacturing Knowledge & Manufacturing Intelligence.
  • Implements core manufacturing philosophies; Lean Operations, Just In Time Production, Kaizen, Visual Kanban and more.

A modern, mobile orientated application

a cutting edge application for lean manufacturers

VisualFactory is completely web based & deployed within your own secure intranet. This provides access to all authorized users from PC, Mac, iPad or Android tablets with no software to install. This ensures you have complete control over your data while also retaining the maximum portability of a web based, mobile orientated application.

a device agnostic, cross browser compatible platform

VisualFactory is designed with past, present & future technology in mind. Not only will VisualFactory run on all modern systems & web browsers but we also strive to support legacy systems & software. We acknowledge & understand our current and potential customers may require the use of older Windows Operating Systems. To aid these customers we fully support Internet Explorer down to version 8.

A feature packed application ready & waiting

VisualFactory has a multitude of features, below we show just a few of the most sought after.

Web Based

web based

VisualFactory is a web application that runs on an internal, intranet network. This removes the need to install & maintain hundreds of copies of the software.
BOM Integration

bom integration

VisualFactory is designed to integrate with many existing ERP & MRP systems. These include SAP, Oracle, WinMan, Mapics as well as others.
Visual Work Instructions

visual work instructions

VisualFactory allows for the creation of Visual Work Instructions. These are designed to be more intuitive and usable than traditional text based instructions.
Database Driven

database driven

VisualFactory is a database driven application which facilitates content reuse and powerful authoring capabilities. This allows for single point editing of visual work instructions.
Modular Design

modular design

VisualFactory is built using a modular design approach. This gives customers the ability to easily add modules & functionality only when they require them.
Record Production Data

record production data

VisualFactory has the ability to record extremely valuable data regarding a production process. This includes; the tools and parts used as well as completion times for specific tasks.
Version Control

version control

VisualFactory has the ability to easily control multiple versions of Visual Work Instructions, ensuring the most up to date versions are used.
Extensive Help & Support

extensive help & support

VisualFactory offers 24 hour phone & online support as well as on site support where necessary.
Mobile Compatibility

mobile compatibility

VisualFactory is compatible with mobile & tablet devices, making portable Visual Work Instruction solutions viable reality.

Achieve your ROI as quickly as possible

The team behind VisualFactory are committed to helping customers obtain their ROI as quickly as possible. If you require an urgent solution VisualFactory can be implemented in 6 weeks or less through the use of our rapid deployment process.

Return On Investment

What our customers think

Don't just take our word for it, read what some of our customer have to say about their experiences with VisualFactory below.

VisualFactory has been a major success. The team at NoMuda, working with our own staff ensured that the project ran precisely to the agreed plan & that we began to feel the benefits exactly as promised.
VisualFactory has a dramatic effect on labour flexibility, enabling the moving of staff between workstations & allowing them to be effective in a new area immediately.
VisualFactory greatly reduces excessive time & costs in the process of creating, updating, controlling & delivering work instructions as well as other documentation to the shop floor.
Bombardier TransportationBombardier Transportation
Volvo Construction EquipmentVolvo Construction Equipment
Esterline Racal AcousticsEsterline Racal Acoustics

Case Studies

Below are a selection of impressive case studies where VisualFactory has been instrumental to a companies success.

Racal User Case Study

Racal Acoustics is a manufacturer of specialist acoustic ancillary equipment, mainly for the military and emergency services markets. This case study goes into detail about how VisualFactory has aided the growth of the business.

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Racal Business Case Study

This particular case study aims to explore in more detail how VisualFactory has allowed Manufacturing Engineers at a Racal Acoustics Facility to increase their productivity by up to 15% and reduce line switches to below 20 minutes.

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Terex Business Case Study

Terex is a world leader in the manufacture of heavy duty equipment for use across a multitude of industries. This case study explores how the continious intergration of VisualFactory modules is helping the company strengthen its global market share.

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Kelvin Hughes Case Study

In this case study Paul Cole, the lead manufacturing engineer at Kelvin Hughes goes into detail about how the introduction of VisualFactory has cut costs by more than 50%.

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SAAB SeaEye Case Study

This particular case study describes how VisualFactory has allowed SAAB SeaEye to achieve ROI within 2 years of purchasing the software and how rework costs have been reduced by a huge 75%.

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Hypertherm Case Study

This case study explains how VisualFactory's vKanban module has increased Hypertherm's output capacity by up to 44%.

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Who we are

Learn more about the team building the worlds most advanced lean manufacturing system.

VisualFactory is designed, built & maintained by a team of lean manufacturing experts at NoMuda who have 25 years of manufacturing experience. The VisualFactory system has over a decade of use in some of the world’s largest and best manufacturers. Sign up to our newsletter to learn about how our customers implement and sustain their lean operations, giving them competitive advantage.

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Contact us

Interested in VisualFactory? Would you like an online demonstration? You can use the below phone numbers to contact us directly, alternatively use the contact form & we'll aim to reply within 24 hours.

US PHONE:

919-321-1374
UK PHONE:

0121-270-6432
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