Real-time control of your operations
Operational Intelligence (OI) is your real-time, omnipresent, activity-centric and condition-based solution providing unparalleled insight into your business operations. Operational Intelligence is both the goal and the foundation of running a Live Factory®
Operational Intelligence (OI) can help you avoid the iceberg of ignorance by creating a real time Common Operational Picture (COP) at the tactical/operational level.
Only 4% of problems are known by executives
9% of problems are known by operations managers
74% of problems are known by team leaders
100% of problems are known by front-line workers
The Iceberg of Ignorance.
First published in 1989 by consultant Sydney Yoshida. He uncovered a poor distribution of power and information within the hierarchy. Specifically, knowledge of front-line problems went up in smoke the higher he climbed the management chain. Indeed, he found that company leadership was hardly aware of any of the real problems the organization faced. They were, as he put it, only aware of the tip of the iceberg.
OI is not about taking the human element out of your business
Operational Intelligence is about replacing spreadsheets and clipboards with a tablet and live data. OI leverages technology to intake and analyze more business data and deliver it to those who need it in real-time. Our proven solutions lead to better decision-making and better business outcomes, making your operations more efficient than ever before.
Real Time Location Systems (RTLS)
RTLS helps you to achieve and maintain 100% inventory accuracy without the laborious and often expensive inventory audits that can take hours or sometimes days. With RTLS you will be able to locate your important assets, equipment, material and people real time. You will be able to automate material movements systemically based on actual material movement on the shop floor. You will be able to see how your material handling equipment is flowing through your factory to know if they are performing efficiently. You can transform your business into a highly efficient, powerful and streamlined operation. Using C5MI’s proven approach, you will operate on accurate and actionable data, be more productive, cost-effective, and safe.
Let C5MI’s trained experts go beyond “buttonology” and create a tailored SAP training solution for your business. With process maps and standard work your team will understand the “why” and improve your system accuracy.
Value-focused manufacturing solutions
The main tenet of any activity and condition-based OI solution is to connect into the MES/ERP landscape and deploy an RTLS system. Once this step is complete the potential to transform your business is limitless. The key places to start are OEE, Planned vs Actual, and RTLS solutions. C5MI’s method to determine the best approach is founded on our D4 methodology and once deployed leverage our training resources to sustain the gains.