We have pulled closer together and our team spirit has improved. We now have a shared schedule for everybody to see. ROB-EX is used actively in our meetings every day and this has given us a better sense of community around our tasks.
With the covid-19 pandemic, manufacturing enterprises have become acutely aware of the need for resilience, i.e. the ability to adapt successfully to external and internal jolts, challenges and changes. However what can manufacturing enterprises do, when society is locked down, and key people in the organisation are told to work from home? How is it even imaginable that production planners can carry out their scheduling just as efficiently from home?
“ROB-EX is a great help in our planning process. One of the big advantages is that it makes our plans visual so that everyone can understand them and so that all dependencies are clear. We see the gaps at once and can make adjustments in time,” says Christian Juul Jørgensen, Country Manager Latvia at East Metal.
With ROB-EX the planning process at Knudsen Extrusion has become easier, faster and with less friction. It used to be a cumbersome work to process a customer order because the consequences had to be calculated in Excel. Now the planning staff can execute quick and precise analyses in ROB-EX so that the customer can get an almost immediate response.
At the end of January, we said goodbye to Christoffer Bryld, after 4 years in ROB-EX Support. We thank Christoffer for his great commitment and for leading ROB-EX Support and establishing the formal and professional support department that we have today. We are very happy to announce that Katrine Tangaa Andresen, also ROB-EX Support and who many already know for great support and kindness, has taken over as Support Team Lead.
With ROB-EX Dashboard, management at Cimbria Manufacturing is always in control of the order status, and they know how busy things are in production and the exact areas in which capacity may be under pressure. It makes it much simpler to visualise how capacity and turnover are interconnected, and to maintain the right balance between them. Management and sales are able better equipped to schedule future initiatives, when they know the precise status of operations, both day to day as well as three months ahead.
In the next version, which we are developing right now, we are taking a big step with the ROB-EX client so that it supports a wide range of features. Therefore, even more will soon be able to use a browser as their preferred access to ROB-EX.