||Solutions & Results
|Manual communications and manual file transfer was going wrong too often, files were being lost, production schedules often not met.
||Redesign of the administrative office network, installation of a workflow system, introduction of Wireless networking, implementation of scheduled transfer of production file directly to robotic stations.
Result: Three years after installation performance remains on track, dramatic reduction in operating costs and significantly improved staff relations.
|Loss of inventory location records, regular stock-taking to keep track of parts and materials, too many jobs run twice or not at all.
Automated warehousing systems were connected with the administration office network. Direct access to storage carousel parts inventories allowed automated cross-checking between accounting and management systems and the factory floor. Introduction of email gave production staff immediate communication ability. Production staff can validate and check-in actual unit counts from their own consoles.
Result: Achieved targeted reduction of waste, improved achievement of production schedules.
|CAD network independent of office network. Systems outages, jobs not completed on time. Administrative office users had limited per-location Internet access. Critical business files stored on users PCs--inability to find critical business files.
Design of a company-wide network infrastructure with disciplined centralized file storage. Introduction of disciplined work-flow management systems. Centralized control of internet access. Improved ability to control confidential information. Installation of a centralized indentity management system controls access to all business systems and is fully integrated with all infrastructure services. Internet access is tightly controlled.
Result: Network downtime has been eliminated. No unplanned system outages for over five years.