Active Dashboards drive real-time productivity
Active Dashboard technology, informed by our real-time shop floor data capture, are delivering far-reaching and varied commercial benefits within our customer sites. At one of SI’s recent implementations, one of our fish processing customers is taking full advantage of Active Dashboards technology to manage its fish filleting throughput.
At the fish processing plant in Hull, fish is hand-filleted and packed into boxes, and our customer records how much weight has been filleted by each operator. But what the customer couldn’t measure was the throughput rate achieved by each of their very skilled filleters.
By implementing Active Dashboard technology, informed by SI’s renowned shop-floor data capture, the issue was solved. From the moment the dashboards went live, by the minute, the management team could see, by product:
Who were the top performing filleters, and the best by product type.
Which fish filleters could benefit from further training.
Where any fish filleting issues were occurring.
The best ways to streamline production.
The management team used this information to streamline their fish processing by product type, minimise changeovers and transitions for the filleters.
Data driven decision-making delivers immediate improvements
By keeping the product the same, the fish processor saw an immediate improvement in the fish filleting throughput rates.
The fish processor’s management team also recognised that certain filleters performed better with particular products. This was a revelation to them. They used this information to change their production plans and make the most of people skills that they had at their disposal.
Now, after implementing these changes:
The fish filleters are far more productive as they’re working with products that they are most proficient at filleting.
The management can see how much the changes have improved the production throughput figures and can continuously monitor the data.
The customers are more satisfied as because they are receiving more consistent fish products.
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