real time dispatch

Discrete Manufacturing

 Time is the school in which we learn. Time is the fire in which we burn. 

Delmore Schwartz

Vortex™ can help reduce cycle-times, costs, and inventories by applying breakthrough time-based demand-pull technology. By pulling production through the manufacturing process, instead of pushing it as is the current state-of-the art, we are able to automatically balance the most challenging of workflows.

Costs are reduced through a combination of overhead reduction (remember that meeting you had this morning to decide which work would be moved today?) and inventory holding costs. Vortex™ enables alerts based on customized thresholds and provides notifications and reports about inventory imbalances, production goals, and delivery misses. This gives management and operators increased situational awareness, reassurance that production is continually monitored, and optimized production dispatching.

Unique Challenges

High-mix Workflows

If your production process is neat and linear, Vortex™ is probably not for you. However, if you are like 60% of the manufacturers in North America and Europe, you are a high-mix, multi-workflow manufacturer.These manufacturers have difficulty reaping one of the primary benefits of Lean Manufacturing: Demand-pull production. Kanban technology does not work in these environments and what they are left with is 50-year-old production dispatching technology – the push system. Vortex™ is the first demand-pull solution that is workflow-agnostic and designed for this challenging environment.

Complex Prioritization Systems

Vortex™ supports multiple prioritization methods and allows for the cascading of methods as well. For example, you may want specific lots to move ahead of all others based on a numerical priority method, then prioritized all other work based on critical ratio, or First-in First-out. Vortex™ can do this straight out of the box.

Factory-wide Maintenance Windows

Maintenance shutdowns are the bane of the production planning process, but Vortex™ helps to model deliveries around planned shutdown periods to assure that key delivery schedules are met.

Need for Lead Time Reduction

Time-to-market is a key differentiator and driver of profitability in the manufacturing industry. Why wait for a slow market to reduce factory lead times? What would be the profit impact if you could reduce your cycle time by 10%? 20%? 50%? Doing it while times are good will improve market share and boost the bottom line and we will help that happen with our proprietary technology coupled with AI. The digital age is making the impossible, possible!

Our Process

Where We Fit


Vortex™ fits between the major subsystems in the enterprise and passes information back and forth through an industry-standard API. This way all systems are aware of the activities and location of work-in-process.
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