WrxFlo brings its new Operator Screen to market for the global manufacturing industry. The WrxFlo Operator Screen is a unique solution to meet the modern challenges faced by manufacturers across the globe. It enables the paperless manufacturing facility, driving sustainability while improving efficiency and growing profit margins.
A unique solution for manufacturers
While working with existing clients, the WrxFlo team found there was no off-the-shelf solution that offered a full overview of manufacturing operations. Utilising design thinking, the WrxFlo team created the prototype Operator Screen in conjunction with an Irish-based manufacturing client. Working with the client and all their employees, the WrxFlo design team created an all-in-one solution that reduces waste and allows the operator to work more effectively.
This brought the client from being an analogue company in 2020 to have a “digital twin” in 2022, that is efficient measurable and actionable.
Impacting operations globally
The solution can be configured for operators at every level, giving managers an overview of production schedules and metrics, and giving individual operators all the information they need to complete their line tasks.
Line operators have an interactive screen with all of their metrics, targets, tools and other information needed for the task at hand.
This information can range from daily production targets to specific manufacturing diagrams and an outline of tools needed for every step of production. Reducing the need for additional notes and systems, the Operator Screen improves efficiency, cuts down on paper waste and improves employee satisfaction.
The operator can use the Operator Screen as their digital instruction. Each operator’s cell is connected and all their data is aggregated for the factory floor supervisor. For managers, simple colour coding goes from green to red, clearly indicating when a line is not hitting its metrics, highlighting potential problems and allowing them to be resolved ahead of missed targets.
By highlighting tools and components needed to hit critical targets, manufacturers have a clearly determined overview of what stock is required for a given task, leading to better supplier management.
Improving efficiency and profits in the manufacturing industry
The factory director now has visibility of the entire factory, inventory, customer experience, stock management and overall efficiency of each process. With improved operations efficiency, manufacturers can drive sustainability efforts while winning more work and improving relationships with their customers.
When the Operator Screen was implemented for our test client, they saw an immediate impact on their operations and their test site is now leading the way in their global manufacturing group. The impact which the product has had on the internal workings of the business, improving profit or business efficiency depending on the nature of the project
The client saw a number of benefits in their production site, including:
- Cost per Box/transformation reduced by 20%
- Capacity increased by 20%
- Customer delivery improved by 30%
- Admin reduced by 90%
- Paper used reduced by 99%
- Overall reduction in admin costs
The client has benefited from reduced costs and improved operational costs while also making the paperless factory a reality.
Working with manufacturing customers for better outcomes
From the discovery of the client issue and initial conception of the Operator Screen to the implementation of the completed solution, the project was tightly managed. WrxFlo provided on the ground support to the client site with daily project management and calls with the team. WrxFlo also provided on-site meetings and training on the new application and process. Stakeholder buy-in was also essential so WrxFlo educated the client team on the overall benefits of the Operator Screen to their business.
The client has benefited from reduced costs and improved operational costs while also making the paperless factory a reality. The WrxFlo Operator Screen has created a long-term competitive advantage for the client within their marketplace and enables data-driven decision making.
The WrxFlo Operator Screen is a unique product that can transform manufacturing facilities across the world. To discuss how you can implement it in your factory, please contact WrxFlo today for a free demo.