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Lean Manufacturing Software to Optimize Manufacturing and Supply Chain Processes

Manufacturing software brings complex manufacturing planning from the drawing board to the PC

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From Discovery to Success: Invistics Innovates Manufacturing Software Solutions

Invistics' software brings complex manufacturing planning from the drawing board to the PC, according to Invistics Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Tom Knight.

The complexities of modern manufacturing present a daunting challenge to companies focused on maximizing the bottom line without compromising customer satisfaction.

Software firm Invistics addresses industry's need to function at peak efficiency by producing software and services packages incorporating the principles of "lean" manufacturing, which involve the analysis, prediction and optimization of manufacturing and supply chain processes.

A number of Fortune 500 companies have adopted Invistics' software products to slash production times and achieve on-time deliveries.

Lean manufacturing helps companies:

  • Minimize Inventory
  • Shrink Cycle Time
  • Improve Customer Service
  • Increase Throughput
Invistics MachSix uniquely combines advanced optimization, analytics and simulation software with a manufacturing performance methodology that integrates proven principles of Lean Manufacturing with key components of Six Sigma’s DMAIC. This unique flow manufacturing approach helps you redefine tradeoffs between inventory, cycle time, throughput and customer service.

Flow paths allow complex manufacturing environments with shared equipment to take advantage of Lean concepts that eliminate waste. By grouping products into families that visit similar pieces of equipment, flow paths let you manage thousands of products with no dedicated equipment. That allows you to control inventory and manage to a constant level of work in process without adding capacity or impacting customer service levels.

Here’s where DMAIC comes in. Invistics MachSix software helps you define product flows to achieve maximum throughput, establish key metrics to measure your performance, analyze plant floor dynamics to monitor progress, and put tools in place for continuous modeling to improve tomorrow’s performance while you control today’s levels.

In 2007, Invistics received the prestigious Tibbetts Award, given to a select group of outstanding SBIR recipients each year. The award is named for Roland Tibbetts, who began the SBIR program in 1977 as an experimental project at NSF.

Invistics MachSix helps clients achieve:

  • On-time deliveries to over 99%
  • Reductions in inventory by over 50%
  • Increased throughput
  • Cycle times cut by 50% or more
  • Minimized customer lead times
  • Optimized lot and campaign sizes
  • Tightly controlled WIP
The recipient of four NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants since 2001, Invistics now employs 25.

Invistics provides lean manufacturing software and solutions built on lean manufacturing and six sigma principles.

5445 Triangle Parkway, Suite 300
Norcross, GA 30092
Phone: 770-559-6386
or 800-601-3456

PS: Learn more about SBIR grants (Small Business Innovation

Small Business Administration
Eleven federal departments participate in the SBIR program; five departments participate in the SBIR - Research, Technology, and Science programs and the SBTT (Small Business Technology Transfer Program) SBA's SBIR Programs

Edited by Carolyn Allen
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