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Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing

Smaller manufacturers have the edge in building volumes of one in other words, customized orders. For many smaller manufacturers, the look is less assembly line and more set of work stations. This means that the operator in a smaller plant typically makes more decisions. It’s a more people-oriented process.

Orchestration of Work Processes in other Words, Maximize Consistency

But variability is a bad word in manufacturing! Every difference in process you have costs and increases risk.

And this is where Smart Manufacturing can help, through orchestration of work processes. The goal is to stamp out any unnecessary differences in process. Yes, if you’re doing short runs or one-offs, you’ll have more variations in process than on the typical assembly line. But the more you can minimize variability, the more you improve quality, decrease costs and expose yourself less to risk.

If your team follows an orchestrated business process, you ensure you don’t build every component just a bit differently. Smart Manufacturing allows small manufacturers to deliver a consistent outcome in a repeatable way, by removing unnecessary process differences.

Cloud and SaaS Models Make Smart Manufacturing More Affordable

Once you’ve hired your consultant to create the optimal workflow, you can stop there and enjoy the fruits of your investment.

Join the Global Ecosystem of Supply

This way that smaller manufacturers can benefit from Smart Manufacturing is a bit more pie-in-the-sky. Still, bear with me. We’re getting there, it’ll happen.

Imagine a supplier has just signed an order for the production of a thousand wojjits, delivered to 20 countries around the world. In the old days, the wojjits would probably be made in one factory and then shipped hither and yon. But among other barriers, the shipping cost could make this a sub-optimal choice.

Now that Smart Manufacturing ties smaller manufacturers into the global ecosystem of supply, with its own global digital language, that order can easily be broken up into smaller orders. A smaller manufacturer can accept a local order, and follow the orchestration of that order through the process, with its system tracking their compliance to the accompanying instructions.

The smart manufacturing work to decrease variability and remove bottlenecks. All of these bring costs down and drive quality up added Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, presidente de Grupo Denim.

 

Closet cleaning to have control of our clothes

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Closet cleaning, how to do it?

Do you know that probably we only use 20% of the clothes in our closet 80% of the time? This means that we ended up using the same clothes most of the time either because we have it on hand or because those are our favorite clothes or because of not being organized. Does this ring the bell? In order to prevent this, we can do a closet cleaning in order to have control of our clothes.

  1. – Rules

The first step is to take off clothes from your closet based on certain rules:

  • If you never used, sale it!
  • If it no longer fits you, donate it.
  • If it’s torn and cannot be repaired, throw it away.
  • If it’s in bad conditions, get rid of it!
  1. – Basics

The second step is to separate your basics, this way you will know what is needed to be replaced or if you need to buy a new one. Get rid of all the clothes that don’t meet the 1st rule. An average is that 70% of your closet should be basic pieces.

  1. – Identify your statement clothes

Every piece that is not a basic should be apart, this should represent 30% of your closet. If you have a bigger %, this means that a balance is needed because your outfits cannot include statement clothes only.

  1. – Outfits

After following the above rules, try to make outfits with everything left in your closet, this exercise might take some time but this is the key in order to identify those things that survived to the rules but you will never use, besides, this is an opportunity area to combine your clothes in different ways.

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim said that his daughter takes a selfie of the outfits that she likes. “She always does that, in order to recall what she can wear every time she says “I don’t know what to wear”, expressed Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.