Why does VisualFactory.net improve Quality?
Using VisualFactory.net gives you everything your shop floor operators need not
to just accomplish the task, but to do so consistently, time and time again:
Intranet based tool for the creation, management and distribution of manufacturing
- Clear visual instructions leave no room for confusion, interpretation or ambiguity.
- Instructions are easier-to-read, easier-to-use, easier-to-follow, harder to get
- Right-first-time assembly with fewer errors or omissions reduces re-work time.
- Issues that aren’t usually identified until the product reaches the market are eliminated,
reducing warranty costs.
- Lower inspection costs, as less testing and checking are required
Why does VisualFactory.net improve Productivity?
VisualFactory.net also offers you a host of advantages that can generate measurable
- Easier to assign temporary staff or to re-allocate resources to cover for an absentee
on the line. If an employee needs to know how the system works, accurate, up-to-date
instructions are right next to where they are working, readily accessible for reference.
- In a complex assembly environment, it wouldn’t usually be possible to re- allocate
resources on the production
line quickly enough to cover for a missing worker but,
with VisualFactory.net, production hardly misses a beat.
- Cuts new employee and cross training times – dramatically – because assemblers can
be up-to-speed almost instantly.
- Avoids the knock-on effects from an absentee worker where a bottleneck would previously
have slowed the output of every workstation on the line.
- Quicker switch-over times between product lines.
- Instructions and best practice can be shared between facilities in different locations
– or with others in the supply chain or sub-contractors.
VisualFactory.net also reduces the administrative burden of those charged with developing
and constantly updating the work instructions, because it takes the intentions of
the engineer and puts them directly into the actions of the assembler.
Instructions that get used
“The operators also feel great ownership of the system because they were invited
to develop the instructions themselves. What VisualFactory.net is especially good
at is documenting not what should happen on the factory floor, but what is actually
happening day-in, day-out. It can take full account of the informal workarounds
that all assemblers rely on to get anything accomplished”
Conquering the paper mountain
"Having to maintain over 13,100 pages of paper-based manufacturing instructions
caused errors and misunderstandings that led to a lack of consistency and
unacceptable variations in assembly – implementing VisualFactory.net has put an
end to all that”.