- By improving data quality and accuracy, you can make better-informed decisions.
- Businesses can often fall into the trap of believing that hiring more people is the solution to increasing efficiency and solving problems
- Our approach is centered around understanding the impact of inefficiencies on a business's bottom line and their ability to serve their downstream customers.
- Non-quantifiable gains of production scheduling software can include staff being alleviated, streamlined communication, and better top-down perspective, which significantly improves the operation as a whole.
- Quantifiable gains can range from thousands of dollars to tens of millions of dollars over the span of a year.
- It’s important to have a clear idea of what your ideal state or success would be if you could magically achieve it.
How can production scheduling software empower teams to solve problems and make more informed decisions?
Production scheduling software can be a powerful tool for empowering teams to solve problems and make more informed decisions. This software is designed to be user-centric, meaning that users must provide inputs to generate the desired results. As a user or someone sourcing production scheduling software, understanding the problems you want to solve and having the right inputs is crucial.
Data is the foundation of production scheduling software, and users should strive to improve it continually. One way to achieve this is by looking at data from different angles or identifying what's missing. Sometimes, it may feel like you cannot rely on your own data, but the reality is you are already using it to make current decisions. By improving data quality and accuracy, you can make better-informed decisions.
Can you provide an example of how production scheduling software has saved a business money by avoiding the need to hire a new employee?
Metal Fabrication Case Study
In operations, businesses can often fall into the trap of believing that hiring more people is the solution to increasing efficiency and solving problems. However, this is not always the case. Production scheduling software can help identify and address the root cause of issues related to operations, saving businesses money and resources in the long run.
One example of this is a customer who was facing high overtime costs due to inefficiencies in their order processing. They were prioritizing the last order of the day instead of batching orders and utilizing their resources efficiently. As a result, they were experiencing an increase in changeovers and were considering adding another shift to keep up with demand.
However, by implementing Optessa’s production scheduling software and analyzing their data, they were able to uncover inefficiencies in their processes and address them. They were able to complete their work in their 10-hour shift without the need to hire more employees or add another shift. By focusing on addressing the root cause of the problem rather than simply adding more resources, they were able to reduce their reliance on overtime and save costs in the long run.
How does Optessa work with businesses to identify areas where production scheduling software can provide the most cost savings?
At Optessa, we collaborate closely with manufacturers to identify areas where production scheduling software can provide the most cost savings. Our approach centers around understanding the impact of inefficiencies on a business's bottom line and their ability to serve their downstream customers.
To address these challenges, we partner with manufacturers to identify the critical data inputs needed to enhance inventory and line utilization and minimize backlogs of orders. We take a deep dive into understanding the comprehensive effect of production scheduling software on businesses’ bottom line and what it means in its entirety. The ultimate objective when we are looking to improve efficiencies is not always solely about money. It's also about helping businesses operate more effectively and serve their downstream customers with greater efficiency.
Can you provide an example of a business that has successfully integrated production scheduling software into its operations, resulting in significant cost savings?
Cost savings vary from customer to customer and depend on the solution they have with Optessa. The key to success can lie in some of the earlier stages of discovery or implementation. It was during these initial stages that we engaged one of our customers in the right conversations to collect the appropriate data and inputs. This helped us gain a comprehensive understanding of their operations. As a result, it uncovered efficiencies that they never knew existed, and resulted in significant cost savings before going live.
In addition to asking the right questions upfront, Optessa strives to provide a complete solution that can help reduce overtime, maximize the utilization of their raw material, limit the amount of partial goods taking up space in their warehouse, or ensure all customer delivery dates are met with at least 24 hours' notice.
In terms of the non-quantifiable gains of production scheduling software that can include staff being alleviated, streamlined communication, and better top-down perspective, which significantly improves the operation as a whole. Quantifiable gains can range from thousands of dollars to tens of millions of dollars over the span of a year. The results will depend on the operation's size and complexity.
What is Optessa's approach to customer partnerships?
Optessa operates as an extension of your team, becoming part of your manufacturing operation with the understanding that our success and yours go hand in hand. Our goal is to ensure that our production scheduling software delivers key metrics, creates efficiencies, and provides you with data for better decision-making. To achieve a win-win situation, we ask the right questions and work to build a solid foundation with our customers.
When you evaluate production scheduling software solutions, we recommend asking yourself the right questions, such as how the software can increase efficiencies and address gaps in your operation. It’s also important to have a clear idea of what your ideal state or success would be if you could magically achieve it.
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