Manual Scheduling System Limits Options
RMC sought an online project management software that would allow the company’s delivery team to better schedule, track and manage hundreds of orders across dozens of machines. The planning, scheduling, and production process was not transparent to the many users. As result, they didn’t have a true, full picture of where particular orders were or what the critical issues were to drive throughput and customer satisfaction.
This presented challenges for the team including:
Visual Solution that could be shared across multiple platforms and locations
Automatic calculation of delivery process measurements
Delivery date promising capability
Simple work prioritization for all work in the system
Flexibility and control
Ability to customize workflows without IT skills
Easy-to-learn and use online project management software that ensured good adoption and widespread usability
Create a visualization of the entire workflow and add collaboration routines.
Use VISUM to drive team collaboration with a focus on increasing speed and productivity.
VISUM became the lever to rethink their process. They reduced the steps of the production planning process while including more team members. VISUM made it easier to transition to a team-based way of working, simplifying the work to coordinate the changing priorities on the team’s 50+ projects.
Meeting weekly for about 15 minutes, the team to quickly and systematically identified and fixed workflow blockages. There was a noticeable improvement in effective communication and rapid resolution of project issues.
VISUM created a shared view of all the work in process, enabling a unified approach to keeping the shop producing the right work to satisfy the changing needs of their customers. The metrics, automatically produced by VISUM, supported common goals and alignment across multiple levels of the organization, their leadership was able to align its teams’ efforts with strategic goals and focus its efforts to improve performance.
The performance metrics provided invaluable insight into the overall process, providing actionable, targeted information on where to improve overall performance. For example, they saw that over time, the number one cause for internal delays was customer approvals. Armed with this knowledge, they stopped finger pointing and begin constructive collaboration with the customer to find workable solutions.
On Time Delivery performance improved 20%
Over 250% increase in deliveries
Improved company-wide visibility, synchronization and collaboration to deliver on time Objective, customer-focused order prioritization
Easily estimated delivery dates for new orders
Standardized team collaboration sharing focused information
Reduced manual transactions and mistakes
Less dependency on a single individual
Increased capability to respond to workload changes and uncertainty