Phillips Precision Medicraft invests in Smart Machine Monitoring.. “Is a big step in the final frontier in LEAN manufacturing and LEAN accounting”, said John Phillips, President, Implants and Instrumentation Division.
“The initiative was launched by loading the FactoryWiz software in twelve 5-axis automated machining centers. The platform monitors these assets and returns a wealth of live data to make real-time decisions keeping the cell running and running efficiently.
Things such as productivity reports, idle reason tracking, preventative maintenance, the status of equipment at a glance are just some of the benefits. This real-time data will help us fully track and better understand the performance and productivity of each individual machining center.” Phillips Precision Medicraft, 2022.
TV dashboards work even if you are too busy to pull up a web page.
There is no choice but to take notice of the large visible dashboards as you walk around the shop floor. They tend to become a regular point of interest (the supervisors make sure to at least give a glance every time they walk by) and even become a gathering point for daily meetings or shop walkthroughs.