TRICORN:Scheduler utilises live data throughout the system, providing information such as work in progress, the status of delivery schedules and hours spent on each job. This is collated using data gathered from around the factory through bar code readers, touch screens and terminals. Hence the resulting reports are an accurate snapshot of the progress of production.
Each individual resource, including a sub-contracted one, can be analysed to show, for example, the load, start and finish times for individual operations and time spent on each job. By sharing the information with Tricorn’s Production Control system, actual performance can be compared with the plan at any stage of manufacture. This allows appropriate remedial action to be taken to keep costs under control before the job is completed.
Reporting will also identify bottlenecks and spare capacity. Analysis of how this varies and when it occurs will enable managers to maximise the utilisation of their resources based on real information.
Highlighting when parts will be delivered is a key reporting function. TRICORN:Scheduler shows the current status of each job, with a colour coded traffic light system - green for within its planned time, amber for nearing its completion date, and red for overdue. Users can see at a glance which jobs need attention and have reported increases in on time delivery of 80% with the software.
The live and accurate management information generated by TRICORN:Scheduler makes it easy for companies to optimise their processes, control cost and improve their performance as a supplier.