InFocus Machining from R.E.R. Software is a state-of-the-art machine monitoring platform that allows shops to track every machine and an unlimited number of data points in real-time, as well as study historical information with its clear and dynamic reporting functionality. The automated job tracking and operations analysis component allows for a level of visibility about your shop’s operations that until now has not been possible, such as job machining durations and accurate job costing, tool usage analysis, maintenance and machining methods, and many more.
Identify bottlenecks in production, even accross departments
How many hours of production do you get per labor hour?
Millions of dollars in machinery, do you know how much they are running?
Top performing shops are using InFocus to eliminate wasted efforts and improve efficiency. Shops that have InFocus in place have:
• Reported more than 15% increase in resource utilization
• Directed sales teams based on information derived from InFocus
• Restructured their operations, ultimately cutting lead times by up to 26%
With InFocus Machining's interactive, self-managing interface, you will be able to not only understand your shop's efficiency, but also—and more importantly—your idle time. For example, if your machines run 80% of the time, the focus needs to shift to why they’re not running the other 20%.
And when your shop gets busy, having a system like InFocus in place will allow you to maximize your efforts and quickly determine how you are performing as a shop.
Are you relying on an unreliable system to track machine utilization and all of the jobs in your shop? Or worse, does your shop not have a system to track these important metrics? Many manufacturing operations are incredibly complex and require a systematic and automated data-driven platform to optimize shop performance.
InFocus Machining provides unbiased and actionable data in real-time. No more waiting for someone to manually key in information days or even weeks later and basing decisions on "gut feelings."
Through the automation and measurement of data, you gain the flexibility and competitiveness that are needed to be sustainable and profitable in the future.
InFocus Machining helps shops understand and measure their job costing, thereby allowing sales teams to target the most profitable work. Just as important, InFocus identifies why jobs struggled and specific pitfalls in the process, which in turn informs future work.
Each year, shops spend millions of dollars on new equipment; however, it is often the case that this new equipment ends up being run in the same antiquated way as older machines, rendering the investment virtually obsolete.
As a shop owner, you need to be able to maximize your ROI. That means setting up systems to enable greater innovation and improved efficiencies, as well as leveraging data to make better decisions about which machines to purchase. You invest a large amount of money into your machines—make sure you know what they're doing for you.
"InFocus [Machining] has given us consistent proof of what needs to be done and the reassurance that our decisions are working. We proudly display the InFocus monitor screen on the shop floor for all to see. The employees like to watch their progress during the day and are satisfied when they see a full green bar. Surprisingly, the departments like to compete with one another to see who has the best productivity percentage at the end of the day." ‐ Tom Barr
Read the Case Study from TK Mold & Engineering, Inc.
InFocus [Machining] has been instrumental in increasing our throughput and ensuring that our machines are being utilized to their fullest capabilities.
Delko Prebeg, chief operating officerOmega Tool Corp.
Knowing what we have now with the information we can get, I can’t imagine not having that information at my fingertips..
Todd Rzeszut, machining managerAHi‐Tech Mold & Engineering
The InFocus [Machining] solution is dynamic, powerful and has near infinite reporting combinations! The insights we gather enable us to make informed decisions on ways to increase the efficiencies within our operations. Having the ability to tailor the reports to our needs is a major benefit of the software.
David Branton, operations managerActive Industrial Solutions
Before [InFocus Machining], we were making decisions out of the gut; now, we are making data‐driven decisions where people are held accountable. These changes and the things that we’re doing have really created a data‐driven culture.
Mina Girges, manager of planning and analyticsOmega Tool Corp.
We are a fast‐paced, quality‐driven service leader. InFocus [Machining] is very helpful to monitor our machines and notify us in the event that they have unplanned downtime. Downtime reasons are clearly defined and communicated remotely to the supervisors, so they know how to address the issue. Having accurate and real‐time data allows us to monitor progress and improve our efficiencies.
Todd Rzeszut, machining managerHi‐Tech Mold & Engineering
InFocus [Machining] makes a mold shop environment think and operate like a production environment because of the kind of information a shop derives from it. The investment in the InFocus software has paid dividends easily within the first year. If you don’t have machine monitoring right now, you’re behind the curve.
Tom Barr, presidentK Mold and Engineering, Inc