Your organization is operating efficiently, effectively allocating your current resources. No waste, no chaos needing what is not available. Employees and customers are delighted.
Companies rely on the effective planning of constrained resources
(equipment, machinery, and people) to drive efficiency in the business and stay
competitive in the marketplace, but small and mid-sized companies often lack a
cost-effective production system. These
companies rely on Excel spreadsheets, Access databases, or the “Big Chief”
tablet (paper based) system to manage their operations.
Larger companies often find gaps in their ERP system in managing day-to-day operations or find their scheduling algorithms fail to provide desired efficiencies.
the North Compass Production Planning and Control module to fully manage your
production scheduling while improving your forecasts and optimizing your
production processes. Alternately
utilize the North Compass software to integrate with existing ERP/MRP systems
to improve scheduling efficiency.
The North Compass DPM System works with your current ERP/MRP software or independently to plug holes in your current business processes. Utilizing visual work instructions, data validation, task management, and the ability to quickly and effectively create custom processes, you are assured in driving productivity, efficiency, and quality throughout your organization.
Inventory Management – Inventory levels are a critical component of manufacturing management. Too much inventory unnecessarily drains capital, increases excess and obsolete inventory, and generates waste in warehouse and production operations. Too little inventory causes havoc in production by having to move around orders when parts are not available or upsetting customers due to failure to meet promise dates.
Planning – Companies must know and understand their total capacity to make
accurate predictions for promise delivery dates. Each job utilizes the limited capacity of
both machinery and employees.
Production Planning and Control software looks at all of the scheduled jobs in a given facility or company and generates detailed dispatch lists for each manufacturing resource, freeing up management’s time to look ahead to new innovations.
By optimizing the production schedule and creating a finite plan, companies drive profitability and can answer questions such as: What job should we run next? Should I work overtime this weekend? Which job will be late?
Utilization – Resources are expensive.
You want to receive maximum return on your investment. Production planning and control software maximizes
utilization and minimizes cost to drive efficiency and profitability in your
– By utilizing DPM, your overall production control markedly improves. Individual employees know what to work on
first with prioritized task lists. Web‑based
visual work instructions provide guidance during the job and the integrated
document control system gives employees all the information needed at the click
of a button.
Data validation and recording ensure that Critical‑to‑Quality measurements are verified prior to moving forward in the process and a full audit trail is maintained. Exceptions are immediately brought to the management’s attention to resolve. The LMS ensures that employees are competent to perform the work requested and training is available at the point‑of‑use if review is needed.
By integrating with the North Compass Warehouse Management System, you always know your material availability prior to job release by looking at the BOMs and available inventory.
Production Planning and Control – North Compass is working to bring you a
fully integrated production planning and control solution. The integrated solution will allow your
company to utilize the scheduling engine to improve your forecasts and optimize
your production process. The system will
also provide manufacturing shop orders, planned purchase orders, and
information on “capable to promise” based on current and forecasted jobs.
If you are currently using a more manual or home‑built system, North Compass can provide options for a fully integrated system that includes material and capacity planning at cost‑effective prices..
Setup and Integration – The North Compass team can assist your company from initial install through a full-scale implementation and deployment to your operations environment. Our team of experts are prepared to:
Production Planning and Control Development – Work with our team of experts to develop our next generation of Production Planning and Control software. Your team will have an active voice in generating requirements to meet your company’s specific needs, including integration with warehouse management and your other in-house software. Ask us about the amazing benefits you could receive by becoming a development partner with North Compass.
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