“We continue to see companies struggle with the integration of the various front-end software a company uses and the shop floor. We overcame this many years ago using the 2020 Insight software.”—Kent Barby, Casework Production Manager and Engineer
WB Manufacturing Goes Paperless on the Shop Floor
Over the past 20 years, WB Manufacturing (formerly Wisconsin Bench), has grown from 28 employees to over 130. During this time, they also expanded their product lines and plant size. Today, they produce everything from tops and panels, to lockers and casegoods, as well as educational furniture for the industrial, educational, office and health markets. They work out of a 200,000 square foot plant in Thorp, Wisconsin.
As their business and product lines grew, so did the complexity of managing the manufacturing plant, processes and materials. To help better manage the production of cabinets for the healthcare and educational sectors, WB Manufacturing invested in 2020 Insight. 2020 Insight is a manufacturing operations management solution helps optimize every step of the operation, creating a seamless flow of information from sales order to shipment. By implementing 2020 Insight manufacturing operations management, WB Manufacturing has a flexible solution to allow for increased throughput while reducing manual efforts required. The cabinet manufacturing operation is now paperless and completely managed by 2020 Insight, resulting in decreased production footprint and reduced product lead time from 4 weeks to 3-5 days.
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