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Cloud-Based ERP Software

Kirsan Engineering, a contract manufacturer of precision-machined components, now uses LillyWorks software, Protected Flow Manufacturing, which provides shop floor execution, resource planning and material planning and purchasing. Since Kirsan Engineering first opened its doors in 1967, it has evolved from a small, family-owned custom mold and die builder into a diversified contract manufacturer of precision-machined components. Over the years, state-of-the-art equipment has allowed Kirsan to consistently meet the ever-changing needs of today's complex and competitive global marketplace.

"For decades, job shop manufacturers have tried to use finite scheduling," said a company spokesperson. "However, finite scheduling requires super accurate data regarding set-up times and run rates at each operation in the routing. The Protected Flow Manufacturing approach to shop floor execution delivers excellent results without any set-up time and run rate data whatsoever."

The Protected Flow Manufacturing approach leverages both bill of material data and production routing data. The system simulates the effect of issues concerning resource capacity and material availability that are likely to occur in the future. Protected Flow Manufacturing presents solutions to prevent those issues from affecting on-time delivery.

"From hands-on experience working with manufacturers of all sizes, the LillyWorks team understands that most shops do not use their ERP's scheduling features, relying instead on lots of spreadsheets and frustrating, time-consuming scheduling meetings to negotiate priorities," said the spokesperson. "This manufacturing ERP system actually brings order out of chaos - letting manufacturers make commitments they can keep, while maximizing flow and avoiding the common pitfalls that eat away at profit margins."

For more information contact:

Lilly Works

4 Merrill Industrial Drive

Hampton, NH 03842


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