Are You Happy with Production Reports of Your Factory?

Data is the key component for managing and controlling the production floor, but data must be presented in the right format and reports should be available at the right time.

We all know there are limitations with Excel-based reports. Here, I am not talking about Excel-based reports and recording data in Excel files.

Here, I am talking about production and quality reports generated from software or mobile applications. It may be a production tracking system, barcode system, or mobile app-based data capturing system.

Are you happy with the data and reports you get from your software?

You might be getting different reports related to production. But are you getting the critical KPI data in the format that you need? Does your system allow you to change the report format?

There might be issues with material, workers, operations, and styles that cause production reduction in the lines. But do your reports give you data for the root causes of the issues?

Do you have access to the report data source? Can you do data mining easily if you need to drill down for getting more information related to the root causes of productivity reduction or quality issues?

Does your system generate production displays and charts?

Each software gives some standard production and quality reports. But data mining is necessary for the management in verifying the reality and crosschecking data between the reports. Comparison between actual and system data?

If you are not getting all these, you need to ask your system provider for these features or go for a better and improved system.

If you need a better system for managing and controlling your production floor, write to us.

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Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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