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DeWys Manufacturing

With a mission of “leveraging technology, talent, and innovation to deliver quality outcomes for our customers every day,” DeWys Manufacturing has the lean mindset ingrained in their culture. And as a new way to innovate, DeWys partnered with SPARK to build a custom dashboard to display labor performance metrics right on the shop floor. With data at their fingertips, their operators can take initiative when planning production and improve their performance.
Custom dashboard for DeWys Manufacturing
Project Breakdown

Custom Dashboard on Manufacturing Shop Floor Ups Productivity

The Challenge

DeWys recently went through an ERP change from Profit Key International to Global Shop. This major system change was a catalyst for digitizing one of their manual processes. At the time, DeWys relied on paper travelers– packets of instructions for each stage of manufacturing–  that were being moved throughout the shop floor with the parts.

A collaborative Assessment process with the SPARK team led to DeWys replacing the paper travelers by pulling data from their ERP into an interactive labor performance dashboard that would display key metrics in real time on the shop floor.

DeWys Manufacturing machinery image
Project Breakdown
  • Small
  • Custom Dashboard
Timeline
  • 6 Months
  • Assessment and Dedicated
  • Development Team
Size of Team
  • 1 PM
  • 1 Developer
KPIs
  • Replaced paper travelers

    with real-time dashboards

The Solution

With SPARK’s user-centered approach to technology design, DeWys was able to design the labor performance dashboard based on input from the shop floor operators.

Displayed on 20 TVs around the shop, all 160+ workers can now see the status of different jobs and where they are in the manufacturing process. Operators are now proactive when planning work for the day, instead of waiting for the information. 

As a dedicated software development partner, SPARK continues to work with DeWys to enhance the dashboard as well as future custom software projects.

DeWys Manufacturing case study image of a custom dashboard.
Services provided
Technology used
Client Review
"Everything on the dashboard was put there because we went out on the shop floor and asked them what they wanted to see. Now, our workers no longer wait for someone to tell them what to do. The dashboard gives them the ability to be proactive and take initiative when planning production."
Mike Steam DeWys Manufacturing
Mike Stream
Director of Continuous Improvement

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