How well raw materials flow throughout a brewery has a direct impact on production costs, inventory levels and reliability as well as responsiveness to your customers. The good news is that you don’t need a crystal ball to improve your operational efficiency. Utilizing an advanced scheduling solution with visual scheduling to reduce machine downtime.
Having brewery management software in place, such as VicinityBrew Softwareto leverage production analytics and improve operational effectiveness by reducing machine downtime, changeovers, and cleans, is critical.
Every brewery has limited production resources. Whether you run one, two or three shifts you have a finite amount of time to make your beer. In addition, what you do with your production time can directly affect the profitability of your company.
It is important to your brewery’s operations to have a great visual representation of your production schedule that is actually tied to data.
Having this functionality means you can drill down into and access your Brewlog Directly from the Calendar and make adjustments on the fly. In addition, you can modify the schedule by simply dragging and dropping, and you can do it all directly from a calendar view.
Every minute that your facility is not converting materials to saleable product is lost time that will never be recaptured. Much like a plane – if it takes off with a seat empty it will never get that revenue back.
So how can you make sure you are running to your maximum capacity?
Envision seeing your schedule on a Gantt chart or an outlook calendar. When you can visualize your production starting and stopping you can easily see the gaps in your schedule. If a machine is not scheduled it may be underutilized.
In today’s age there is no reason to wade through lengthy reports or lists of production batches. View it on a calendar and the down times will become obvious and easier to prevent.
At VicinityBrew we allow the user to display the production schedule on a calendar familiar to most users. We use an office look and feel to view, filter and manage the calendar. Changing the production schedule is as easy as rescheduling an appointment.
So take a look at how you are doing things today. Can your production schedule be viewed and edited in a calendar? You will be amazed at the insight you get with these features.
If you would like to discuss visual scheduling further feel free to reach out to VicinityBrew Software today.