Digital Scheduling Whiteboard Updates Automatically
Eastec 2017: Realtrac ERP’s RightBoard is a digital whiteboard designed for simplicity and ease of use.
Realtrac ERP’s RightBoard is a digital whiteboard designed for simplicity and ease of use. It automatically shows upcoming workstation operations in small and medium machine shops to avoid missing data when things get hectic or busy. As employees log in to these operations, the board updates employee and workstation status in real time. As they finish their operations, the next operations are automatically queued on the RightBoard. Employees are guided automatically to the next job and operation.
When a hot job arrives, a production manager can expedite the job. If the team needs more control, individual operations can be scheduled manually.
A lot of job shops still use a flat shop rate when costing, estimating or quoting. This job shop developed its own software following another approach that is almost as simple but more accurate.
The changing demands of aerospace companies have prompted machine shops such as this one to evolve their processes and equipment to become more competitive.
The leaders of a company providing both job-shop-type machining and fabrication of custom structures describe how they respect both of these teams and how they bring them both together. ISO certification has proven to be one valuable factor.