Trial Kit & SmartViews Just Got Better
SmartViews is one of the products that all businesses need because without analyzing your data, how do they know what their current state is and are they headed to their future state. Companies underestimate the importance of a centralized analytical tool. Where can you get a user friendly application that is usable from your shop floor users to executive management?
Trial Kit just had a big release
Some of the big things are
o Not limited to exploding Work Orders…now exploded Quote Masters or Masters and see your lonest lead-time part
o Technology update – armed for the future with the latest technology under the hood
o See your scheduled Start & Finish date right in the BOM window; find your critical path issues
Freeman Marine Equipment, an Advantec Global Innovations company, has a reputation built on providing high-quality doors, hatches and windows for extreme-duty use, especially for the Marine industry. From U.S. Coast Guard rescue boats, to large yachts, fishing vessels, and many other applications at sea and on land, Freeman Marine manufactures products that are often highly complex, for customers often under tight schedules for building or renovating sea-going vessels.
And it is that complexity that makes tracking parts for hundreds of work orders very, very demanding. We have to understand the total part supply picture, which in the past has been very difficult because our sub-assemblies often go 4 to 6 levels deep, and we have hundreds of work orders in process at any given time. We needed a tool that could give us an at-a-glance picture of which parts were constraining production, so we could focus our efforts efficiently
It was a very frustrating effort—until we found Trial Kit. We were dazzled by being able to see the complete, exploded Bill of Material, color coded to let us know which parts needed attention. After we implemented, our inventory lead commented, “I got rid of our Excel “hotlist”.
One of the aspects of Synergy Resources that delighted us was how responsive they were to requests for enhancements to Trial Kit. As a production scheduler who has to quote leadtimes, I was particularly jazzed when Synergy let me know they had enabled the program to function with Engineering Masters as well as Work Orders. Finally—I can use a “live” tool to figure out if there are any really long-leadtime parts, buried 4 levels down, that need to be taken into account when estimating the lead-time for a product!
The technical skill of the Synergy staff, and the professional quality of the Trial Kit product, make it a pleasure to recommend Trial Kit as a vital tool for any discrete manufacturer who, like Freeman Marine, produces high-quality, complex products for the demanding global market.
Production Scheduler / MRP Administrator