The term Team Collaboration Tools covers a range of software designed to enable groups of any size to work together toward a shared goal in focused environment. Team Collaboration software is usually cloud-based and allows users to access the platform, contribute and share relevant information anytime, from any internet-enabled location.
Most Team Collaboration solutions specialise in one of three functionalities: Communication, Document Sharing, or Project and Task Management.
While companies of all sizes increasingly transform their operations to Industry 4.0 automation, one critical element still eludes them: the human factor. As people remain the most valuable game piece in business creativity and innovation, focusing and tracking their performance for improvement where it adds most value, is the biggest challenge across all companies. The ability to bring a significant element of automation to human interaction is one of the key advantages of FactoryWorxTM Team Collaboration software.
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FactoryWorxTM Team Collaboration is a paperless work management solution that helps teams stay focused on important goals, projects, and daily tasks that grow business and provide individuals with measurable sense of achievement.
FactoryWorxTM Team Collaboration is recognised as a specialist solution for manufacturing. As part of FactoryWorxTM Advanced MES platform, our Team Collaboration software leverages the powerful integrations capability of MES to help people across the organisation Get Organised, Stay on Track and Meet Deadlines.
FactoryWorxTM Team Collaboration is often implemented alongside FactoryWorxTM Continuous Improvement module with which it shares lean and agile tools.
FactoryWorxTMIntegrations provide a seamless pipeline for translating results of collaboration into manufacturing excellence and success.
HELPING PEOPLE SUCCEED AT WORK
AUTOMATION FOR THE HUMAN FACTOR OF THE BUSINESS
FactoryWorxTM Team Collaboration shines at facilitating effective and efficient communication through simplicity of process, automation and the all-important integrations that connect Teams directly to information and physical operations.
ERP, BI Systems, Master Data, Product and Process Information
FactoryWorxTM MES, Production Reporting, Dashboards, Quality Management
FactoryWorxTM Continuous Improvement, Invite Clients, Suppliers, Customers
FactoryWorxTM Team Collaboration support teams, individuals and the entire organisation in the quest to succeed and get things done easier, faster, and ultimately enjoy work more. We make it simple with a fully digitized three-steps approach.
Plan and structure work in a way that’s best for your team to achieve the shared goal. Automatically set meetings, projects and tasks with pre-built templates. Assign tasks and deadlines. All in one place. Execute projects with Lean Six Sigma ‘DMAIC’ model. Get Organised comprises four elements.
Stay On Track:
FactoryWorxTM Team Collaboration enables contributors to follow their projects and tasks through every stage using native Scrum Boards or Kanban Boards for agile task management. People can see their tasks live on real-time project boards and Project Managers can easily see the overall projects and can keep everyone aligned on goals. The software itself manages this process with automated notifications.
Every step in this process, facilitates meeting deadlines for project and for individuals. It is achieved through visual project plans, using Scrum Boards. They enable everyone involved in a project to see how every step maps out over time. FactoryWorxTM Team Collaboration software shows backlogs, pinpoint risks, shows path to eliminating roadblocks. It is always up to date and automatically notifies all contributors when plans change.
FactoryWorxTM Meetings help organisations optimise this function with clear process and automation. The process follows the best practice process for effective meetings using intuitive digital approach.
The Digitised Process:
TASK MANAGEMENT DIGITISED
FactoryWorxTM Task function uses native Scrum Boards or Kanban Boards for agile task management. It keeps visual record of scheduled tasks, with accountabilities assigned to specific people, with due times as agreed in project meetings. And it enables limitless collaboration. Project Team can include people from outside the organisation: suppliers, consultants, experts, and even customers.
Importantly, you are already running MES software, preferably FactoryWorxTM MES , you don’t need to introduce another 3rd party Collaboration app to get your Team to work effectively. Using one FactoryWorxTM Team Collaboration platform provides people with best visibility of Production and Business, to help them achieve important goals easily.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT DIGITISED
Manufacturing companies run on projects. Traditionally, meetings and communication have been the two biggest challenges for Project Management efficiency.
FactoryWorxTM Project solution puts an end to these challenges with easy, user friendly and effective automation. It automates project management by digitising Lean and Agile process and tools to deliver both agility and quality of outcomes.
FactoryWorxTM Project is designed on the principles of the DMAIC Lean Six Sigma model.
FactoryWorx Project can create any digital project structure for your industry niche or project team and pre-populate it with best practice content. This includes any of the popular Lean project methodologies, e.g. A3, KT, Prince, etc. the software features most of the popular lean tools and we constantly add new ones as they become more broadly relevant.
FactoryWorxTM Project – Process and Benefits:
PERFORMANCE & STRATEGY IN AUTOMATION AGE
Performance Management on a strategic rather than labour cost level is a unique feature of FactoryWorxTM Team Collaboration module. It digitises the Balanced Score Card methodology that defines how you use objectives to manage performance.
The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is a relatively new approach to strategy. It is a more holistic system for managing strategy. It considers soft metrics, such as Customer and Employee satisfaction, learning and culture and uses cause-and-effect logic of goals and outcomes, rather than traditional KPIs.
Balanced Scorecard is better at “connecting the dots” and showing the correlation between KPIs of projects and programs people are working on, strategic objectives the organization is trying to accomplish, and the mission, vision, and the strategy of the organization.
The three core strategies of Balanced Scorecard are the source of Business Objectives |Goals. Goals are formulated using major business challenges and trends in any of these areas:
FactoryWorxTM Team Collaboration standardises and automates the Balanced Scorecard process with clear metrics and desired impacts inputs/outputs across the four-pillar strategy.
|Strategic Elements||Projects Use KPIs||Strategy Benefits from using Balanced Scorecard|
|The Purpose||Measure business performance from KPIs perspectives||Goals set based on cause-and-effect between strategic problem and wanted outcomes, measuring performance based on progress towards achieving Goals.|
|Four Perspectives Structure||Yes||Yes|
|Cause-And-Effect Logic Between Perspectives||No||Yes|
|Main Focus||On KPIs||On business goals|
|Cascading||By KPIs||By business goals|
|Approach To Execution||Driven by KPIs. Managers are focused on measurement, business; context comes later||Focus on business context (goals); measurement comes later to make goals more specific and tangible|
|Visual Communication Tool||Dashboard||Strategy Map|
FactoryWorxTM Performance (Strategy) function enables you to easily set up your Strategic Objectives. While similar to Projects, Performance structure and process flow is based on Balanced Scorecard. There are significant differences to purpose, process and outcomes we measure.
As a strategy tool, Performance allows you to selectively invite people to participate in the process. Usually, it starts with job Level T3 (Department Managers and Plant Manager or higher) and cascades to Level T2 (Supervisors and Department Managers), and rarely to T1 (Operators and Supervisors).
Unlike Projects that run on Scrum Boards, Strategic Project also addresses Financial, Customer and Learning aspects of business. However, Strategic Projects can use FactoryWorxTM Scrum Boards to manage the process. Scrum Boards are progressively replacing old project management tools because they are faster and not as linear.
FactoryWorxTM Performance provides a digitised process to measure and drive improvement of value-adding activities of individuals and teams.
Implementing the FactoryWorxTM Team Collaboration system has a positive, direct impact on every aspect of an organization's performance. While the value of a documented Team Collaboration system is common knowledge, FactoryWorxTM Team Collaboration brings magnified benefits through digitisation, automation, IIoT connectivity and integrated, scalable capabilities of FactoryWorxTM MES, Continuous Improvement and Industry 4.0 platforms.
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One of the most valued benefits of FactoryWorxTM MES Modular solutions is flexibility. You can easily deploy one functionality at a time, starting with FactoryWorxTM Team Collaboration. Each Module is independent and will enable you to deploy automation and efficiencies where they are most needed.
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The fact is that the choice of the best MES solution for your manufacturing operation is easier than you think. FactoryWorx modular, scalable MES platform can rapidly transform manufacturing companies into Industry 4.0 leaders. It is recognised for its comprehensiveness and exceptional value by some of the leading brands as well as small manufacturing operations.
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