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Ancestry.com managed planning and scheduling functions with standard Excel spreadsheets. The company’s phenomenal growth soon outstripped this outmoded system of scheduling.
“Each product involves hundreds of individual processes. Multiply that by 11,000 products and 2,000 concurrent production orders. You can imagine the complexity.”
“Production is further complicated by the critical demand nature of manufacturing medical equipment—we frequently need to reschedule a process to provide a vital piece of equipment sooner than originally scheduled.”
“Excel spreadsheets contain lots of impractical formulas. They’re a lot of work, very fragile, easy to break, they wouldn’t update, and everything had to be inputted manually.”
“Our scheduling system was limiting our production capabilities. It had become the determinant of growth potential, not capacity.”
Maximus acquired Kraft’s Maxwell House facility in Houston, and quickly discovered a production scheduling challenge in efficiency standards between its existing facilities and the acquisition.
To prevent constraints, the team had to check inventories manually, losing hours of time, before a job could be scheduled to the proper resources. What’s more, it was difficult to predict bottlenecks and when they did, invariably more bottlenecks sprung up weeks later.
“The challenge Sumitomo faced was a manufacturing imperative: To deliver on accurate promise dates for customized fiber optic infrastructures, and maximize supply chain resources to meet growing product demand.”