Using data to drive decisions and optimise asset and employee efficiency

Optimizing Overall Asset and Employee Efficiency

Mavarick’s system increased one orthopedics manufacturers machine output by 14%, reduced their scrap rate and improved employee efficiency, achieving an ROI in just 7 weeks.

Production management and machine monitoring system impact

  • Value >€200k per year
  • Increased machine output by 14%
  • Scrap decreased by 18%
  • 39 hours / week saved in manual data processing by different staff
  • Improved customer confidence in data quality and timely reporting
  • Greater team empowerment & ownership

“We can motivate our operators with a real time scoreboard and enable them to be autonomous in addressing small issues before they become bigger – Mavarick has really been a game changer for us over the past 6 months. We can monitor our high value manufacturing assets in real time while also digging into historical data and generated trends for recurring issues”

Chief Financial Officer

Manufacturer lacked automatic data capture and manufacturing data analytics

This orthopedic manufacturer didn’t know their true manufacturing capacity and didn’t have an accurate picture of their operations. They were using excel and other siloed systems. Their data was manually processed, unreliable and not being used to inform their operations or key decisions.

Both the shopfloor team and the C-suite team were reluctant to introduce a new technology given previous experience of introducing ‘another system’ that could only work with a particular area of the business. They had also looked at extracting data from the machine controller but that option was limited to a sub-set of machines.

Manufacturing job analysis enables data-driven decision making

Despite an experienced team in place, without reliable data across their operations they were unable to benefit from data-driven decision making, and were unable to identify lost billing hours or understand if they were making a profit on each individual job. An essential for success going forward.

Mavarick’s Production management and machine monitoring system

Mavarick’s system was recommended and within a few weeks the teams agreed on system requirements, and what was needed to add value to their specific operations.

The new system included:

  • Machine Monitoring – monitored all machines on the shop floor, enabling both a factory overview and individual machine view of performance
  • Production management with ERP Integration – integrating machine monitoring and ERP gave greater insights into operator efficiency
  • Automatic reporting – the user configurable reporting module was setup to send specific reports to customers at regular intervals or at trigger events
  • Job analysis – analysis at a individual job level enabled them to understand the margin on each job
  • Manual data processing free – no more manual data processing was required with the new system

Increased machine utilisation by 14%

Machining output baseline was increased by 14%, this was achieved through:

  • Understanding downtime events and trends, and using to guide efficiency measures e.g. changeover refresher training, reduction of time between shift start and production start.
  • Supervisor team being immediately alerted to issues, and having the time to rectify before they put a hole in their daily targets
  • Visibility of live performance, motivating teams to achieve utilisation targets

Improved quality and decreased scrap by 18%

Manufacturing quality was improved and scrap and bad quality parts reduced by 18% through:

  • Early identification of rejected parts
  • Trending of bad quality parts against assets, job type and assigned operator

Automatic data analysis saved 39 hours / week

Costly manual data processing, previously done in part by an operator, supervisor and administrator was cut out with the new automatic data capture, analysis and reporting. No more time required for the team to

  • Walk the shop floor capturing downtime reasons
  • Scroll through separate excel files and other stand-alone systems
  • Manually compile reports for each customer  

To find out more and how Mavarick’s Production Management and Machine Monitoring System could help you optimise your assets and employees then please get in touch

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