Since having the system installed we have seen a big reduction in machine downtime. All the information regarding the current state of the machine is relayed instantaneously via the live screen and any stoppages are reported automatically. This has enabled us to keep track of production and minimise downtime.
At the end of each week we just print off the required reports and the information regarding job times, hours worked and down time per machine is all there. We have also had a very positive response from our work force, who no longer see it as Big Brother watching them. They know that if there is a problem with their machine, the management team see it immediately and can respond to it straight away.
The shop floor works more efficiently and we know the reasons for our downtime and the staff have suggested ways to minimise it. Since having the system installed we have seen an increase in production of 15% – 20% resulting in improved lead times and on-time delivery to our customers. Most of which has been achieved by utilizing the MDC System as a Production Aide and minimising our downtime.
The MDC system is a superb Management tool and I would highly recommend it.