Kent Swinson, owner of Timberline achieved these results and stated that he could not have done this without PRODUCTION COACH.
Our Production Coach software technology is modular in nature, meaning that you can have as many or as few stations in the shop and office as you like, and that you can determine what features you want activated at any station. For some, tracking at the first operation, assembly and shipping is enough. For others, tracking and production progress are not as important as kitting and ensuring that everything made it on the truck.
Production Coach is a control system for managing and monitoring work-in-process on a factory floor and keeps track of all manufacturing information in real time, receiving up-to-the-minute data from robots, machine monitors and employees.
Production Coach software technology has established links with Cabinet Vision, Microvellum, and woodCAD|CAM, which simplifies implementation. This provides opportunity for quick implementation and harnessing of existing CAD|CAM data.
Using Google Calendars, Production Coach software technology can assist with the planning of projects and timelines, helping to keep everyone on time and informed.
Production Coach software technology has capability of even enriching data coming from CAD|CAM, so that part labels can now include information otherwise unavailable such as routings or sorting. By supplementing part label data, production can be streamlined, transformed from chaos to order, and improved productivity.
Production Coach software technology has capability of tracking production as it flows through the shop, providing real-time business intelligence. Equipment with the HOMAG PowerTouch controller can provide automated feedback.
Production Coach software technology allows the shop floor to instantly report broken or damaged parts, and create automated alerts to management that can deal with such crisis real-time. Decentralization of decision making is the 3rd design principle of Industry 4.0.
Production Coach software technology provides a very simple and visual way to create kits of items that need to be shipped, but are not part of assemblies. By simply highlighting items such as loose hardware or moulding, kits can be determined and label generated, so that ultimately the scanned label at shipping can ensure that all items made it onto the truck.
Production Coach software technology has a very powerful rendering engine that can create an image of the assembly coming from CAD|CAM. By scanning the part label, the operator is able to see the overall assembly as well as the part scanned, which is highlighted. By selecting more info, the operator can see even more part details including machining information. In addition to part and product information, this one scan also displays all of the associated hardware and accessories for the assembly.
Production Coach software technology allows for the scanning of parts as they are inspected so that assembly only begins to assemble products with all parts available.
Production Coach software technology clearly shows the product progress of a work order as it moves through the shop
Production Coach software technology allows product labels to be scanned into a staging area so that truck loading doesn’t occur until all assemblies and kits are available.
Production Coach software technology allows for the scanning of barcodes to ensure that everything made it on the truck, providing an extremely valuable electronic audit.
Production Coach software technology allows the clear view of work orders and their status in calendar form.
Production Coach software technology allows smart devices to access address information so that turn by turn navigation via Google Maps is readily available.