Manufacturing is growing more competitive and complex, demanding faster turnaround time, lower cost production, and stringent compliance to industry standards and regulations. Using real-time manufacturing data to drive
business decisions is imperative, however 85% of manufacturers are still using paper and spreadsheets to manage their production floor.
ERP and other business systems capture the input of orders and output of invoices; however, when it comes to production, the insights these systems provide are too shallow and unreliable to optimize operations.
A Manufacturing Execution System, or MES, is a productivity tool that helps you manage and keep track of all your orders in production, allowing you to deliver on-time and drive process improvements.
It can connect to your existing systems to provide a real-time view of your operations, easing communication amongst your managers, and will report on KPIs for you to analyze operator and business performance.
Replace paper and spreadsheets with a visual dashboard showing you how production is proceeding in real time.
Be alerted as soon as errors occur, and identify root cause quickly to resolve them. Analyze production to find bottlenecks and optimize operations.
Calculate cycle times to improve forecasting, and provide accurate available-to-promise times to customers.
Accurately measure labor man-hours and cost involved in producing a product or servicing a customer.
Be alerted as soon as production or quality errors occur, and identify root cause quickly to resolve and keep production moving.
Use dashboards and rules to prioritize which orders and tasks to work on, immediately notifying and directing the production floor.
Make crucial pricing, production, and investment decisions with an accurate picture of total costs, including granular labor utilization.
Drive improved WIP reduction by understanding your cycle times and throughput.
Understand your cost of labor, providing a true cost per unit produced.
Accurately price products and services by understanding every component that goes into your production process.
Determine root cause of production-halting errors in real-time as well as uncover bottlenecks to optimize operations.
Measure your team’s perfomance as well as the outcomes of major projects, driving data-backed decisions while holding your team accountable.
The FactoryFour API is built to never be the limiting factor in integrations, allowing you to connect various systems and databases to the FactoryFour application.
FactoryFour is cloud-native, and accessible by any device through a web browser. No need to set up your own infrastructure.
Data in FactoryFour is encrypted end to end, at rest and in transit. The system is also compliant with HIPAA, GDPR, ITAR, and Part 11.
FactoryFour is accessible by any device through a web browser or our API, allowing connectivity with devices ranging from consumer- to enterprise-grade.
As you upgrade your ERP, or implement business systems, FactoryFour will never be the limiting factor in connecting with them.
As your business needs change in the future, FactoryFour can be configured to new processes and connect with future softwares you implement.
We have built integrations into common systems like Quickbooks so you can stand up integrations or custom exports of data with ease.