A system to establish and control the following
- Operator Efficiency
- Line Efficiency
- Factory efficiency
- Work in Progress
Fundamentally it will automatically produce all of the information you need to control the performance of the sewing and finishing areas of your factory
It is a computer system that produces bar-coded bundle tickets which travel with Bundles from the first operation to the last, each operation has its own coupon which is detached by the operator who does the operation and every 2 hours these coupons are scanned and a multitude of important information about the points above is produced
- Accurate and reliable information
- Management decisions based on the current situation not history
- Reduction of data collection personnel:
- Incentive scheme provision.
- Piece work earnings
- Freeing supervisors and Managers to manage
- Part of a totally integrated production control system
- More efficient data flow
- Better trained and more informed personnel
- Quicker reaction to customer needs
- Improved customer satisfaction
- Improved communication
- Total Work in Progress Control
- Speedy operation breakdowns for costing purposes
- Easy to read graphs
- Assistance with Line balancing
- Simple for operators to understand
- Quick and accurate
- Will produce daily profit or loss per line
- Skill matrix
- Monitor and control Lost time
You can scan as often as you wish, we recommend four times a day. Thus 2 hours after work has commenced management knows exactly where the problems are, and can take corrective action. The information gathered is “Live” and can be available on the manager’s desk immediately after the scanning process. Each direct operator must be scanned every scanning period. All information is captured including produced minutes, absent time, lost time, off standard time and overtime. Lost time (time that the operator looses through no fault of their own) is captured against a reason, thus highlighting areas that need attention.
After scanning, all work done by the operator is held in an audit trail and can be tracked back, tickets cannot be scanned twice, and this effectively “Seals” the operator’s ability to “Cheat” the system. “Missing” tickets become a thing of the past as operators learn that when a ticket has been scanned an audit trail exists.
Work in Progress
There is comprehensive work in progress tracking within the system. When the operation sequence is created certain operations are identified as progress points. There are up to 10 progress points available. These are “Soft Coded” so can be named to suit you
It is intended that these points are allocated to the relevant operation; e.g. the “On line” progress point ticket is allocated to the first sewing operation, when this tickets are scanned, the bundle is moved automatically in the work in progress section, adjusting the balance still being held as “Cut Work Stock” and the balance “on line”, this is automatic, no human intervention is necessary. As the order progresses various reports are available to assist supervisors, Management and production chasers. You are also able to get WIP values for all departments when you need it
There are a number of bonus structures available, Individual, Group, a combination of Individual and group; piecework and stepped. It is also possible to print the money value of the work completed on the bar-coded ticket instead of the target. This lets the operator calculate exactly how much she/he has earned as during the day/week.
The system will automatically build a skills matrix for every operator, showing what operation types he/she can do and the efficiency that has been reached on the various operations. This information is invaluable when balancing lines, and during the installation of new styles, and is also very necessary to produce training plans to show you where insufficient skills are available.
There are more than 30 reports available. This is a listing of some of them together with an explanation of their use.
Many of the reports can be produced for a specified period, for example – daily – weekly or monthly as required
Who should use it
Operator efficiency after every 2 hours per section
Supervisor and Workstudy officer
Summary of section efficiencies per division.
Line and Production manager
Division and Factory Efficiency
Overall Efficiencies reflecting the bottom line of each Section efficiency
Piece Work earnings
List of all operators, their wage rates and earnings for a specific period
Management, Wages department
The report shows earnings today – this month so far and the predicted earnings at the end of the month if the operator continues at the current level. This works only if the Incentive module is installed
These can be previewed as and when required
This is a summary of the time lost by operators which is not their fault. It is a guide to Supervisory and management efficiency.
Operators below %
Summary of operators below a certain efficiency levels. Used to improve performances
If a bonus system is in place this indicates bonus earnings for each operator.
Supervisors, Managers, Wages,
Units produced per scanning period and the efficiency attained.
Style Status report
Provides complete tracking of the style
Work in progress
Shows the status of all orders in the factory at various important production points. Eg Cut, On line, Off line ect, and is used to monitor the progress of all orders
Management, Planning , Sales, Dispatch, Merchandising
Units produced by sub-section
Number of garments produced through the last operation of all the subsections – Valuable when making garment sub sections simultaneously.
Supervisors, Managers, W/S staff.
Quantity produced on every operation in the style and the buffer qty between operations. Used for a stock take and Line Balancing
Listing of all operations in a style
Workstudy and Supervision
Qty cut per colour and size
Cutting Room, Dispatch
List of all bundle in the lay with sequence numbers
Numbering operators and bundling girls, Supervisors line feeders, Dispatch
Operators Personal Records
Feedback on absenteeism, warnings, Skills, Efficiencies etc. information should be captured regularly
Personnel department and Manager
Scanning Control Sheet
Used to check the operators on the section prior to the first scan
Supervisor and Scanning operator
List of operations and the machine type needed for each operation
Supervisor and Mechanic
Operations, Machines and Work aids
Listing of each – for reference purpose
Un scanned tickets
List of all tickets that have not been scanned in every order in the system
Operator Skills analysis
This is a skills matrix, it is built automatically
Supervisors, managers, personnel
This report shows a list of the bundles that have not moved for a predetermined number of days.
Daily profit or loss
Calculates the output value from each line and using the cost per minute will calculate the cost of running the line, by subtracting the produced value from the cost the profit or loss is established
Managing director and all senior managers
All of the above reports can be viewed on screen.