SMART Manufacturing Operations Management
Option 1: Basic
Manual production planning, scheduling and work order tracking lead to low productivity but are commonly practised in manufacturing companies. It causes operational issues such as machine underutilisation, longer order cycle time, as well as the inability to respond to un-expected events such as machine breakdown or urgent orders.
Option 2: Real-time Scheduling
Manual production scheduling and rescheduling with limited visibility is common practice in manufacturing companies. With real-time scheduling capability, companies will be more productive and responsive to dynamic changes and disruptions in their order fulfilment process.
Option 3: Quality Monitoring and Management
In most manufacturing SMEs, quality monitoring and quality inspection recording are typically done after each critical process step through offline manual measurements and Excel quality analysis that leads to low productivity and slow response for quality issues.