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in helping the workforce understand how changeover related WIP from three days to previously unavailable areas of business
the company as a whole was affected by under two; a 33 per cent cost saving. intelligence about how best to streamline
what they did and did not do.” After getting the flow of work through the plant. Perhaps
approval from the board to go ahead with the greatest endorsement of the success
Preactor, Longhorn approached local Streamlining workflow Armstrong has achieved is the decision to
Preactor reseller RMS, which commenced investigate how Preactor can help each of the
implementation in August 2006, with the With a move towards enforcing schedule other Armstrong facilities across the globe. circlesolid
finished system successfully going live adherence, performance monitoring has
in January 2007. dramatically increased while also providing
Armstrong’s printing facility.
Now, Longhorn enters all relevant information
directly into Preactor, which then generates
the schedule for the following week while
providing greater opportunities to investigate
various ‘what if’ scenarios. She pointed out
that this allows “a much more inventive
approach to scheduling. “Whereas before,
the key objective used to be to simply
come up with a schedule in time to be
issued to the plant floor, we can now ensure
that we are generating the best possible
schedule,” explained Longhorn. The benefits
of Preactor were immediately noticed,
specifically in terms of delivering the much
needed visibility that Armstrong required.
This led to identifying areas of waste and
processes that could be improved, which
in turn has resulted in a reduction of
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