Metal Fabrication
Planned. Tracked. Automated. Analysed. Optimised. Understood.

LYNQ is reinventing manufacturing execution system (MES) software for fabricated metal manufacturers running job shop, batch production or production lines.

Employing over 300,000 people, and worth in the region of £10 billion to the UK economy.

The metal fabrication industry is diverse to say the least. It involves the construction of everything from transportation and piping systems to ships, containers and bridges. It’s also an essential part of making machines, and is therefore crucial to the entire manufacturing sector.

The 1.5 million people working within this industry, however, face a number of unique challenges on a day-to-day basis. It’s these obstacles that so often get in the way of effective planning and scheduling.

Speed of innovation

Things move quickly in metal fabrication, with processes continuously evolving. The overall result is better and safer products, but factories must be agile and ready to adapt to changes.

Strict regulation

The regulations affecting metal fabrication companies are stringent, and vary depending on the product in question. Producers of car parts, for example, must comply with automotive standards as well as their own.

Market unpredictability

With reliance on so many other different industries, it can be difficult for metal manufacturers to forecast demand. The risks of overstocking and stock-outs, therefore, increase.

Injury risks

Factories are dangerous places as it is for employees, but the risk of injury is particularly high in metal fabrication environments. Companies must keep a close eye on machine conditions and employees’ working patterns.

Achieving delivery, quality and financial goals relies on the effectiveness of your resources. Getting the most from your employees and machines goes beyond scheduling. It requires intelligent insight and complete visibility of where time is being lost, using technology that can automate data collection and optimise workflow, to seamlessly connect planning and production activities.

LYNQ is built to complement the best-of-breed ERP systems your company already relies on, and can improve operations in a number of ways.

  • Better manage fluctuations in customer demand with the help of powerful analytics and forecasting algorithms.
  • Incorporate maintenance plans in order to effectively manage – and minimise – machine downtime.
  • Maximise machine and staff productivity by gaining complete visibility factory floor performance and highlighting opportunities for improvement.
  • Use online documents, forms and alerts to track product quality and adherence to regulation – keeping wasted materials to a minimum.

LYNQ is perfectly to manufacturers in the fabricated metal industry, and many companies are already reaping the rewards.

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