Track and Report the Breadth of Your Floor Activities
Sewn products manufacturers face ever-increasing mandates to improve individual and overall plant productivity and efficiency in order to reduce throughput time and production costs. At the same time, they are challenged to improve quality and reduce work in process inventory levels.
To eliminate delays and achieve on-time deliveries, apparel and sewn products manufacturers must closely track, control and make production processes transparent to their customers and supply chain partners.
Further, to achieve and maintain high levels of productivity and employee morale, successful manufacturers must provide workers with information to make better decisions, motivation to be more productive and performance benchmarking to optimize incentive-based earnings. See how General Sportwear improved production efficiency with BlueCherry® Shop Floor Control.
Real-Time Shop Floor Visibility and Control
BlueCherry Shop Floor Control (SFC) solutions automate the collection and reporting of production activities immediately as they occur.
This real-time visibility equips managers with a comprehensive view of department and factory activity, allowing faster, better-informed business decisions on issues and activities such as order tracking, line balancing, absenteeism and low individual productivity.
To help managers solve or even avoid potential production delays, BlueCherry Shop Floor Control proactively advises on potential bottleneck situations and recommends work-around solutions before problems and excess costs escalate.
BlueCherry Shop Floor Control quickly identifies and isolates quality problems that impact production schedules and costs.
Increase Productivity and Efficiency
When a worker’s productivity is not up to standard, supervisors use BlueCherry Shop Floor Control to identify the cause and find solutions before seriously affecting output and operator earnings earnings. Supervisors gain the ability to load and reconfigure production lines to optimize and maintain a balanced flow and instantly determine the status of any production order and delivery status.
By providing individual performance feedback to production workers, BlueCherry Shop Floor Control eliminates non-productive time and increases overall production output without requiring additional staffing, facilities or overhead expenses.
BlueCherry Shop Floor Control provides up to 200% increase in piece-work operator performance for global manufacturers.
Reduce and Control Costs
BlueCherry Shop Floor Control immediately reduces individual and overall administrative time and expenses by eliminating time clocks, paper tickets and manual recording of production information. It also improves payroll accuracy by automating processes and more consistently accounting for off-standard time. In fact, manufacturers using BlueCherry report saving 5-10 minutes of lost time per operator per day at the time clocks.
By using the system to evaluate current off-standard issues and their costs, supervisors quickly and easily identify waste and prioritize actions to resolve issues and eliminate unnecessary costs.
With BlueCherry Shop Floor Control, managers take corrective measures before production bottlenecks and quality issues escalate into more costly and time consuming problems.
Mobile Access. Flexible Operations.
Manufacturers are facing new pressures to optimize production in an increasingly mobile environment. Enhancements to BlueCherry Shop Floor Control offer flexibility in factory management reports as well as on the shop floor via the Actionable Intelligence (AI) Dashboard and Wireless Operator App.
The AI Dashboard provides managers with aggregated smart data to make better strategic decisions across the shop floor, enabling a shift from “reactive” to “proactive.” The operator app leverages off-the-shelf mobile devices to collect production data from users as it occurs. Manufacturers can choose to implement wired and wireless devices for more flexibility, lower cost of ownership and for managing supply chain risk more accurately.
Features & Benefits
Latest tools offer flexibility in reporting while on the shop floor via the Actionable Intelligence Dashboard and Operator App
Real time-terminals acquire precise data and display up-to-the-minute units and earnings information to each operator
Eliminates the need for time clocks, coupons and gumsheets while freeing-up time for more productive tasks
Provides constant production and workflow information, predicts problems, suggests solutions to out-of-balance situations
Tracks each order, cut and bundle through the factory, identifies bottlenecks and quality issues and provides status updates
Tracks and reports all excess costs in real-time to enable managers to minimize costs and maximize overall productivity
200,000+ BlueCherry Shop Floor Control terminals installed
Manufacturers using BlueCherry Shop Floor Control consistently reported 100% ROI within six to twelve months
10-30% reduction in excess labor costs
We want to congratulate the CGS team on a brilliant job. BlueCherry® Shop Floor Control (SFC) is a world-class, ground-breaking manufacturing and reporting solution. SFC will help us achieve our productivity goals, create a collaborative factory environment and allow our operators, supervisors and managers to succeed in ways that we could only dream of a few months ago. I want to point out that the project was delivered on-time and on-budget. We are blown away by the success and cannot thank you enough.