Shop Floor Information Software Immediate Access to Key Documentation

One of the biggest consumers of time, money and paper are the shop packets or travelers. Pertinent production information needs to be communicated from planners, schedulers and customer service to the workers on the production floor. The goal is to ensure the job is accomplished as intended. Gathering, not to mention managing, the necessary paperwork to facilitate an accurate result is both time consuming and costly. Once the paper-based shop packets are published, the problem is only worsened should a change occur for any aspect of the order.

These issues are vastly reduced or eliminated with an implementation of the MV2 Manufacturing Execution System (MES) . MV2 provides a digital shop packet that provides work instructions to the shop floor directly instead of historically hardcopy documentation. An MV2 shop packet makes things like manufacturing order details, setup instructions, procedural information, engineering drawings, instructional videos and more available online for immediate access by production workers. 

MV2 work instructions afford a tremendous opportunity to greatly reduce the time, energy and frustration that surrounds preparing a paper based shop packet. It also reduces the time it takes to update those instructions. MV2 can help avoid an all too common problem with producing bad parts simply from old instructions on the floor or slow distribution of changes to work cells. The MV2 digital work instructions ensures the most up to date information is available at the fingertips of those who need to know at all times.

Cleaning up the labor-intensive activities around maintaining up-to-date work instructions supports the fundamental principles of lean manufacturing. That means MV2 is also supportive of lean manufacturing philosophies in that its a key driver of waste reduction and non value-add activity.

If you're looking to reduce paper-based shop packets or work instructions on your floor, contact us today. 

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