Whether your Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is paper-based or a partially-implemented software system, you can waste a lot in Supervisor-level salaries performing constant cycle counts on your raw material coil inventory. This is normal for most companies because they lack an automated, systematized process for capturing coil inventory data as coils are loaded onto machines.
Everyone wants to say, “My guys are really diligent about writing down their coils.” Those same people have production paperwork showing coils that are 60,000′ long! Those are some impressive coils. Continue reading “Reduce Cycle Counts”