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Optimize On-Floor Production Timelines with Dynamic Time Capture

Posted by Suvivek Kadam, Lead Consultant, Oracle Practice, Infosys

Today's manufacturing industry faces constant pressure to meet ever-increasing consumer demands while ensuring high product quality. To stay competitive and fulfill orders on-time, manufacturers must keep pace with changing business requirements. Juggling this while minimizing operating cost and increasing margins is a significant challenge. To address the increasing complexity in business processes, manufacturers need:

  • Dynamic time capture capabilities for work order routing to determine accurate timelines for production
  • Proper provisioning of raw materials for each work order along the production line

Let us briefly explore the above requirements to see how manufacturers can benefit from technology solutions that address these challenges

1. Enabling Dynamic Time Capture

Often, customers choose products that are unique and require some degree of customization. For each product option chosen by a customer, manufacturers need to dedicate time for assembly and product testing. Thus, each operator spends varying amounts of time on different products based on the manufacturing complexity.

In such a scenario, it is difficult to accurately predict the time taken for each operation and measure this against operator productivity. However, such prediction is necessary for manufacturers to eliminate the downstream impact of varying operator efforts, which has a direct effect on cost.

Infosys has devised an approach that enables dynamic time capture of production activity based on the product option selected. The Infosys approach has helped manufacturing companies determine and predict dynamic timelines on the shop floor.

2. Right Raw Material for the Right Work Order

Manufacturers want to achieve higher efficiencies in production lines by changing the way products are manufactured. They need a system that can allocate raw material to be used for a particular product and not for any other purpose/product.

An effective supply chain offers visibility and tracking of raw material and the lot number from supplier to manufacturer during dispatch, receipt, manufacture, and conversion into a finished product. Here, manufacturers must ensure they use the allotted raw material only to manufacture the corresponding product.

A system that enables a seamless supply chain with a well-linked production cycle can offer traceability and visibility of raw material in product manufacture. Further, this helps ensure high product quality and minimize the amount of scrap produced during the manufacturing process. Such a solution, which enables tracing the path of the raw material, also helps manufacturers handle customer queries post-shipment



To learn more about the Infosys approach that helps you optimize production and reduce effort variation and cost, join Infosys at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 for our session on 'Dynamic Manufacturing Production operation Time'
Session Date: October 25, 2015
Session Time: 9:00 A.M - 9:45 A.M PDT

To learn more about how to link your supply chain and ensure quality products are manufactured in your production line, join Infosys at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 for our session on 'How to ensure you use the right raw material, lot number and quantity with the right work order'.
Session Date: October 25, 2015
Session Time: 12:00 P.M - 12:45 P.M PDT

Please visit us at Booth #1101, at Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Infosys is a Diamond sponsor at the event.


Regarding your point 2 on "Right Raw Material for the Right Work Order", I noticed in a MTO (make to order) scenario especially, where there are sales orders coming in from a priority customer in the last minute, then the raw material has to deallocated from an earlier sales order of a low priority customer and used for this sudden surge order. This is a very common scenario, and thereby might actually contradict the very assumption that raw material would/should be allocated to only a given workorder.

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