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Performance Improvement Management

A new era in manufacturing efficiency is now possible with Performance Improvement Management (PIM) software from Visual Factories. 

A cloud-based solution that is quick to set up and easy-to-use, PIM is transforming shop-floor efficiency rates to their optimal output within weeks.

By capturing production levels in real time, state-of-the-art algorithms will learn, analyse and present the data to highlight what is causing machine downtime. 

At NT CADCAM we are seeing Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) rates improve by 10-20% within the first weeks of PIM implementation. With further analysis and staff engagements, our customers can realise OEE levels of 60-90%.
 
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If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. Performance Improvement Management (PIM) is the wakeup call that traditional manufacturers have been waiting for, to help them optimise machine output, use their resources better and maintain high levels of performance. 
 

Key Features

PIM

Our PIM software offers a ‘window’ onto the shop floor to help companies identify issues 
with machine downtime, reduce costs and engage operators to maximise productivity. The data collected helps companies understand what actions they need to take to make continuous performance improvements for the next month.
 
Visual Factories - Performance Improvement Management (PIM)

Industry 4.0

Performance Improvement Management (PIM) is not a new concept. Manufacturing companies have been trying for years to use production data to improve machine performance. The difference now is Industry 4.0 where any manufacturing company, with any machine, can leverage new technology and big data to analyse real-time production and deliver a cost effective solution. 
 
Visual Factories - Industry 4.0

Implementation

Rather than be bolted onto an expensive ERP system, PIM from Visual Factories is a stand-alone product. Our PIM system can be connected to any machine and using a cloud-based server, it will collect, analyse and present the data from your machines wherever they are in the world. 
 
Visual Factories - Implementation

Statistics 

Did you know that nightshifts are traditionally 25% less productive than dayshifts? Or, that many traditional UK manufacturing businesses are running at just 30% of their optimal output? We’re finding that typical 3-shift manufacturing operations lose on average 250 inefficient hours per machine per month. With PIM from Visual Factories, it doesn’t have to be that way. 
 
Visual Factories - Statistics

Proof of Concept

Find out if your machines are running efficiently with improvement performance management. At NT CADCAM, we offer a FREE proof of concept where we will help you discover your base rate efficiency levels. All you need is an open-mind for change.
 
Visual Factories - Proof of Concept

Key features in  PIM tool kit

Bringing performance improvements to the shop floor is not just about having the PIM software – but how you manage it. The Performance Improvement Management system from Visual Factories uses a rich toolbox of features that will encourage and sustain valuable actions in your operators and managers.
 

Key Features

Gamification

Did you know engaged employees are 70% more productive and have a 78% higher safety record? 

Gamification is a PIM technique that measures productivity and uses game-design elements to tap into and improve job performance. Set realistic goals, recognise and reward employees who reach their targets and watch your OEE levels rise.
 
Visual Factories - Gamification

Cost Per Part 

Do you know your true cost per part? If you are selling your part for £1 while everyone is selling it for 75p, then you’ve got some efficiency issues. PIM from Visual Factories accurately establishes and monitors your true ‘Cost Per Part’ and identifies ways you can prevent waste, improve job performance and optimise production.
 
Visual Factories - Cost Per Part

OEE rates

Operational Equipment Efficiency or Overall Equipment Effectiveness is a Six Sigma technique for measuring manufacturing productivity. It identifies the percentage of manufacturing time that is truly productive. With PIM, you can find out how to avoid machine downtime and manage your resources better to deliver good quality parts – faster. 
 
Visual Factories - OEE Rates

Root Cause Analysis

Give a voice to the shop floor by giving your machinists the tools to self-manage job performance and record the reasons for machine downtime. Is it a lack of raw materials or machine maintenance issues that are slowing you down? By collecting and analysing this data, you can identify ways to improve performance.  
 
Visual Factories - Root Cause Analysis

Reports

Get a report of your productivity emailed to you every day; monitor your machines output in real time or pull up a Profit and Loss sheet whenever you need one. With Visual Factories’ accurate reporting, you can have all this information at your fingertips and effectively manage performance improvements. 
Visual Factories - Reports
Webcasts Our technical team have put together a variety of pre-recorded short webcasts intended to give you an overview of particular features, functions and benefits within the software, either at a product level or within a particular industry sector. We’re adding to these on a frequent basis so check back regularly to see what’s new. Webinars If you like a more interactive demonstration where you can ask questions of the presenter, but don’t have the time to physically attend one of our demonstrations then why not register for one of our weekly webinars. A full schedule is maintained here on the website. Why not register with us to be kept up to date on new webinars added to the schedule. Request a trial We know that when making a purchase decision for a key piece of software of this kind you need to know that it’s going to be the right choice for the company. To ensure you’re making the right choice we offer a free trial of SOLIDWORKS for a limited period. Complete the form to register and one of our team will call you shortly to arrange your free trial. Request a demo Want to find out more about just how SOLIDWORKS or one of its partner products is right for your company’s needs then why not book a demonstration with us. Many of our technical team have industry experience that means they understand exactly what you need to achieve when using the software. Book a demo with us today. Attend a local event Like to hear what your peers think about SOLIDWORKS or hear how they are using it to resolve any issues they have? Or do you simply want to come along to see the software in action, have the chance to ask questions and hear what others are asking. Take a look at our event schedule to find one in your area. We’re constantly adding to this so check back regularly.
If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. Performance Improvement Management (PIM) is the wakeup call that traditional manufacturers have been waiting for, to help them optimise machine output, use their resources better and maintain high levels of performance. 
 

Features

  • PIM

    Our PIM software offers a ‘window’ onto the shop floor to help companies identify issues 
    with machine downtime, reduce costs and engage operators to maximise productivity. The data collected helps companies understand what actions they need to take to make continuous performance improvements for the next month.
     
  • Industry 4.0

    Performance Improvement Management (PIM) is not a new concept. Manufacturing companies have been trying for years to use production data to improve machine performance. The difference now is Industry 4.0 where any manufacturing company, with any machine, can leverage new technology and big data to analyse real-time production and deliver a cost effective solution. 
     
  • Implementation

    Rather than be bolted onto an expensive ERP system, PIM from Visual Factories is a stand-alone product. Our PIM system can be connected to any machine and using a cloud-based server, it will collect, analyse and present the data from your machines wherever they are in the world. 
     
  • Statistics 

    Did you know that nightshifts are traditionally 25% less productive than dayshifts? Or, that many traditional UK manufacturing businesses are running at just 30% of their optimal output? We’re finding that typical 3-shift manufacturing operations lose on average 250 inefficient hours per machine per month. With PIM from Visual Factories, it doesn’t have to be that way. 
     
  • Gamification

    Did you know engaged employees are 70% more productive and have a 78% higher safety record? 

    Gamification is a PIM technique that measures productivity and uses game-design elements to tap into and improve job performance. Set realistic goals, recognise and reward employees who reach their targets and watch your OEE levels rise.
     

Key features in  PIM tool kit

Bringing performance improvements to the shop floor is not just about having the PIM software – but how you manage it. The Performance Improvement Management system from Visual Factories uses a rich toolbox of features that will encourage and sustain valuable actions in your operators and managers.
 

Features

  • Gamification

    Did you know engaged employees are 70% more productive and have a 78% higher safety record? 

    Gamification is a PIM technique that measures productivity and uses game-design elements to tap into and improve job performance. Set realistic goals, recognise and reward employees who reach their targets and watch your OEE levels rise.
     
  • Cost Per Part 

    Do you know your true cost per part? If you are selling your part for £1 while everyone is selling it for 75p, then you’ve got some efficiency issues. PIM from Visual Factories accurately establishes and monitors your true ‘Cost Per Part’ and identifies ways you can prevent waste, improve job performance and optimise production.
     
  • OEE rates

    Operational Equipment Efficiency or Overall Equipment Effectiveness is a Six Sigma technique for measuring manufacturing productivity. It identifies the percentage of manufacturing time that is truly productive. With PIM, you can find out how to avoid machine downtime and manage your resources better to deliver good quality parts – faster. 
     
  • Root Cause Analysis

    Give a voice to the shop floor by giving your machinists the tools to self-manage job performance and record the reasons for machine downtime. Is it a lack of raw materials or machine maintenance issues that are slowing you down? By collecting and analysing this data, you can identify ways to improve performance.  
     
  • Reports

    Get a report of your productivity emailed to you every day; monitor your machines output in real time or pull up a Profit and Loss sheet whenever you need one. With Visual Factories’ accurate reporting, you can have all this information at your fingertips and effectively manage performance improvements. 
Webcasts Our technical team have put together a variety of pre-recorded short webcasts intended to give you an overview of particular features, functions and benefits within the software, either at a product level or within a particular industry sector. We’re adding to these on a frequent basis so check back regularly to see what’s new. Webinars If you like a more interactive demonstration where you can ask questions of the presenter, but don’t have the time to physically attend one of our demonstrations then why not register for one of our weekly webinars. A full schedule is maintained here on the website. Why not register with us to be kept up to date on new webinars added to the schedule. Request a trial We know that when making a purchase decision for a key piece of software of this kind you need to know that it’s going to be the right choice for the company. To ensure you’re making the right choice we offer a free trial of SOLIDWORKS for a limited period. Complete the form to register and one of our team will call you shortly to arrange your free trial. Request a demo Want to find out more about just how SOLIDWORKS or one of its partner products is right for your company’s needs then why not book a demonstration with us. Many of our technical team have industry experience that means they understand exactly what you need to achieve when using the software. Book a demo with us today. Attend a local event Like to hear what your peers think about SOLIDWORKS or hear how they are using it to resolve any issues they have? Or do you simply want to come along to see the software in action, have the chance to ask questions and hear what others are asking. Take a look at our event schedule to find one in your area. We’re constantly adding to this so check back regularly.

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