Equation1 Vortex™ brings a revolutionary dimension to production dispatching by embedding patented time-based demand-pull intelligence into the production environment reducing cycle-times, WIP inventories, quality costs, factory space and waste while improving sustainability.
The Vortex™ platform is a highly compact, advanced and feature-rich dispatching solution that delivers unprecedented improvements in the complex production environment, e.g. highly-variable workflows and/or product mix.
Vortex™ is an on-premise solution that delivers the same benefits to complex-production companies that the Kanban system does for repetitive-production companies. It’s about time!
Coupled with AI capabilities, Vortex™ delivers the industry’s highest ROI dispatch-automation solution for total cost and waste reduction in the complex-production environment.
Focus on a given Work Center (WC) and calculate the amount of time until it will need more work than is currently authorized (Need Time).
Identify the highest priority, unauthorized, Work Order (WO) in all Upstream-Adjacent (UA) Work Centers.
Calculate the amount of time the said WO will take to reach the focal Work Center (Arrival Time).
Flow times are based on time standards that are not aware of the real-time manufacturing conditions. Industry 4.0 machine learning will improve the time computations.