Sarah Flew to Texas! Global Shop Solutions
A trip to Texas earlier this year saw our Commercial Director, Sarah Ramsay return to United with the knowledge to transform our Dunedin workshop with some major software upgrades. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software provider, Global Shop Solutions hosted an intensive four day ‘bootcamp’ which has seen United incorporate the rewiring of new scheduling software.
Global Shop Solutions have provided United Machinists with software programs for two years, however this boot camp equipped Sarah with the knowledge to optimise scheduling components and quality and inventory modules. The changes have meant staff can now look to a screen in our workshop to see job allocations, status and expected run times for projects, a huge change from communicating via email to individual machinists. Having True Views allows for staff to know what they are doing and see the bigger picture of their work, allowing us to see any issues with bottlenecks, capacity or scheduling. This benefits not only United but our customers too, as exact time frames for production and delivery can be given.
Implemented with the help of Auckland based Global Shop Solutions representative, Ryan Fisher, the transition has been relatively seamless. True Views manage the scheduling dashboard, customs inventory dashboard, custom client True Views and custom KPI True Views. These additions to United have revolutionised the business and we can’t wait to see further progress.
Pictured on the left from top to bottom are the Advanced Planner, showing total load by day across the plant, the GAANT view by job for specific work centres & top level capacity by machine, in the bar chart.