You might recall from Chapter 3, Gathering Business Requirements, that our stakeholders defined three critical success factors that are the motivation for our supply chain optimization project:
- Operating factories at maximum capacity (24x7)
- Delivery of all needed components (parts) to factories just-in-time
- Maximized revenue from production by meeting product demand
We've identified the KPIs that will enable the business to meet these requirements. They are required to gather data from the equipment (smart devices) that assembles the products and detects current production status. As these capabilities are embedded in our manufacturing equipment, we'll need to work with the equipment suppliers ...