Customizable Advanced Reports for your WIP Manager 1.0

Customizable Advanced Reports for your WIP Manager 1.0

It has been just less than a month, since we released our initial version of fully digitized WIP Manager. And now, we are back with the super cool update on it. Can you guess?? YES!! WIP Manager is now ungraded to generate work-in-progress reports (WIP reports). Also, we are rolling out new premium version of WIP manager comprising of two editions. Let us see in detail about the new exciting features.

Visually track your Work-in-progress

A production manager’s daily work-in-progress schedule will always be overwhelming. It is not always easy to keep tabs on all the production targets, a manufacturing team is working on, comparing WIP at each production process and each parts.

So what if there is a one-stop solution for production managers to get WIP details in one screen? WIP reports will be a right one which enables users to visually compare & get WIP count at each process stages, compare scrap & rejection count, WIP count at production stages. Reports can be generated on a daily, weekly, monthly & yearly basis based as per your preference.

You can find reports for

  • WIP change trend

  • Rejection trend

  • Production trend

WIP Change Trend

As a production manager, user should stay updated about the product movements. The changes each process undergone in terms of inward & outward is necessary to plan for the upcoming target schedules. WIP change trend report showcases what is the remaining material count available in each process stages in a specific time frame.

This helps production managers to rightly execute their production schedules by exactly knowing the trend in Work-in-progress change.

WIP change trend

Rejection Trend

The materials involved in the manufacturing process is either sent to the Rejection or Scrap when they fail to meet the quality standards. The materials in the rejection can be reworked for rectification of defects whereas the materials sent to scrap can not be reworked further and it is completely discarded. The rejection trend chart compares the scrap & rejection count for a specific time period. Tracking & handling the rejections can be a hassle for production managers unless they have a rejection chart which helps them exactly know how many materials are reworked and how many materials are thrown off as scrap also to make a plan to fill the gap & achieve their production target.

Rejection Trend

Production Trend

Knowing the exact count of materials present at each process level and comparing it with each process is essential to understand the real performance of a process, particularly with regard to the established target. The production trend report visually displays the outward count of materials at each process level for a specific time period. It differs with WIP change trend report in comparing the process level with the inward count rather than displaying the remaining material count (inward – outward).

Production Trend

Launching Premium Plans

Since launching WIP manager initial version, we’ve have been thrilled with how manufacturing industries are interested to digitally track their WIP. Hence as a part of our revised features and enhancements, today we are excited to announce the PREMIUM version of WIP Manager.

The PREMIUM version includes two affordable & simple perpetual pricing plans, SME Edition & Enterprise Edition.

SME Edition – This plan includes all available features with restriction to the number of users & processes. It comprise of 5 processes & 15 users. SME Edition is ideal for all small & medium sized businesses.

Enterprise Edition – This plan includes all available features with no restriction to the users & processors. That is, it comprise of unlimited processors & users. The enterprise edition is ideal for large business enterprises.

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Also, the live demo set up of WIP manager is available.

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Announcing Fully Digitized WIP Manager for WIP Tracking

Announcing Fully Digitized WIP Manager for WIP Tracking

A decade ago, I was working in a garment factory where every data is manually entered using paper sheets. There is no proper track of data especially the materials in, out and WIP and there is a high risk and possibility of manipulating the original data. Even today I could witness many manufacturing industries are still using XL sheets to record data. Keeping no track of yesterday and today data, how it is possible to improve productivity?. Keep a full stop to it and digitize your WIP so that you can keep track of all events from start to end. As a part of our Industry 4.0 solution, we are now introducing a WIP manager, fully digitized 100% foolproof WIP tool where in you can easily manage and keep track of your ‘work in progress’. You can get a clear picture of what is happening on your shop floor on a daily basis.

Why WIP Manager? / Manage end to end WIP

WIP manager offers everything you need to manage, enter & take count on the WIP flow and WIP units. The inventories which still requires work, assembly, inspection, or processing before they’re completed can be tracked to know the right numbers and set strict limits.

Here is how you can be benefited with WIP Manager. 

  • Manage WIP at each process

  • Minimal Data Entry

  • Predefine shopfloor information

  • Analyse the rejections

Manage WIP at each process (Track product Movement)

For each production process, the target must be set for the amount of WIP required. It must be agreeable to undergo smooth production work flow providing enough time to resolve production issues before WIP shortages occur. Also, the presence of unnecessary work in progress results in unreliable supply chain, requirement of excessive manual work finally resulting in unnecessary delay and increased WIP in inventory. To avoid all these hurdles and pursue efficient WIP flow, WIP manager will allow production managers to only pull inventory / materials when needed without the need for much WIP. WIP manager will help understand the process at each level to exactly know which process needs material to move forward. It facilitates quick & easy configuration WIP levels by process and part and enable tracking of material movement at each process steps.

WIP Tracking

Minimal Data Entry

The idea of streamlining data is what every manufacturing industry strives to fulfil in efforts to minimize errors and maximize productivity. Regrettably, most industries uses a combination of paper work, spreadsheets and multiple systems which takes much time to address the needs of the shop floor. WIP manager completely eliminates such paper works and allows only few fields to be manually entered by production operators. Operators can easily enter & take a count on WIP materials at each process.

Predefine Shop Floor Information

Every manufacturing industry has a unique production process and levels, the raw materials, parts and other materials which differ with each other. Also, the downtime occurs cannot said to be same each time and it varies with process or even with industry. So WIP manager allow operators to predefine the raw materials, parts to be produced and their production processes. It also allows to predefine the expected downtime events and the quality defects to efficiently deal with the downtime & bad quantity issues.

WIP manager settings

Analyze the rejections

No shop floor is perfect. It is usual that some goods produced can be defective or doesn’t meet quality standard. It is all about how the manufacturing industry handles it. You can often rework defective parts to make them usable. WIP manager provides options for handling or dealing with such defects.

Rejection – Rejections refers to defective which do not meet with dimensional or quality standards but can be reworked for rectification of defects.

ScrapScrap is a discarded parts / materials which has no values. And such materials can not be reworked further.

Operators can easily deal with the material losses by moving the defective items either to the rejection or to the scrap.

Rejection
Scrap

Completely FREE WIP manager

WIP manager is available FREE to download and you can get utilized with the full version for 30 days. All the features are available and enabled.

Also, the live demo set up of WIP manager is available at https://www.bevywise.com/industry-4-0/wip-manager/live-demo.html

Check the help documentation for optimum use of WIP Manager.

Kindly reach support if you have any queries.