Mannok Increases Efficiency in Packaging Through Real Time Production Dashboard Screens
Mannok has introduced new screens across the facility displaying real time production information through dashboards for every line, providing every member of the team with information on manufacturing levels and increasing production efficiency to help meet customer demand across Ireland and the UK.
The five new production dashboard screens, which have been carefully installed in the most beneficial areas of the facility, have significantly improved operational efficiency and reduced downtime. With everyone in the facility having access to live information for the various stages of production, the team is fully engaged in their shift’s production levels which enables quicker responses to resolve any potential issues.
While working directly with BMS Vision, the system which monitors production at various stages on each line, Packaging’s Management Team and the company’s Business Change Team have transferred the production line information into easy to understand, colour-controlled dashboards displayed on screens throughout the plant.
Commenting on the new Production Dashboard Screens, Denzil Kerr, Packaging’s Production Manager, said,
“While we were adopting Lean Manufacturing principles across our facility to maximise our productivity, it was apparent that displaying live production data throughout a manufacturing area has significant benefits to operational efficiency.
Prior to our manufacture information being displayed digitally through dashboard screens, BMS Vision provided our management team with end of day reports, so we would have been focusing on production from the previous day, whereas now everyone across the business is continually improving present manufacturing levels to meet the displayed KPIs.”
The new digital production dashboard screens are one of a range of Lean initiatives introduced throughout the Packaging facility as part of the company’s Operational Excellence Programme, Leading Excellence.
Leading Excellence is a multi-facet programme, which provides a transferable framework based on four core pillars of Lean, Sustainability, Skills and Development and Continuous Improvement. It focuses on embedding these elements in everyday work throughout the organisation to support the long-term sustainability of the business while ensuring optimum efficiency and added value for customers.
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