Industrial Operations Tracking and Management Issues solved by KnarrTek
US based manufacturing and industrial distribution organizations have a critical shortage of experienced managers and supervisors, as well as equipment operators and material handlers, and yet:
Within a typical manufacturing plant or distribution warehouse, operations managers waste over 50% of their time manually gathering and analyzing data to generate the information they need to make
good management decisions.
Much of this time is spent in "coordination" meetings to gather and exchange data with their direct reports and with other departments
or in "walking the floor" trying to spot issues before they cause major problems .
The root cause of many of these problems is that material handlers, machine operators, and other production
employees write down operational and inventory tracking data on paper forms and then manually key this data into Excel spreadsheets and/or accounting or ERP systems.
As a result, the information that the operations managers receive is typically out of date, resulting in poor
decisions and missed opportunities to fix issues before they became major problems.
Because of this manual data entry, operators and material handlers receive no warning that they are are about to
make an operational mistake, such as using the wrong materials for a job or shipping the wrong materials to a customer. As a result, managers often do not discover that mistakes have been made until a customer calls up
with a problem, or a recall of defective products is required. These both then waste and enormous amount of management time, and can sometimes cost a lot money.
More management time is wasted in routine planning and scheduling meetings, as well as generating or answering
countless related Emails that all could have been avoided. Often much time is wasted in finding the status of customer
orders and then more time is wasted explaining to customers why their order was not delivered on time.