Performance Analysis

Harford Performance Analysis Solutions provide real-time actionable information for manufacturers, helping them uncover insights, drive efficiency and achieve operational excellence. These solutions include OEE/Operational Efficiency, Short Interval Control, Live Reporting Centrelining and End-to-End Traceability.

Manufacturing performance analysis solutions

Performance analysis is a crucial aspect of optimising manufacturing and production processes. At Harford Control, we provide cutting-edge integrated solutions for performance analysis that help businesses uncover insights, drive efficiency and achieve operational excellence. Our integrated suite of tools, including OEE/Operational Efficiency, Short Interval Control and Live Reporting empowers manufacturers to monitor performance metrics, identify bottlenecks, make data-driven decisions and continuously improve performance.

Real time visibility and data analysis

Harford performance analysis solutions offer a range of features and benefits to manufacturers. They provide real-time visibility and data analysis into key performance indicators so businesses can make informed decisions. By leveraging advanced OEE/Operational Efficiency, Short Interval Control and Live Reporting, we help manufacturers reduce wastage, improve manufacturing performance and reduce transformational costs.  

OEE/Operational efficiency

Harford OEE/Operational Efficiency solutions offer automated, precise, and real-time information, empowering your team to make timely decisions based on factual data rather than opinions. Our line performance solutions provide a flexible and user-friendly interface, ensuring complete visibility of your manufacturing processes in real time, whether you are onsite or working remotely. 

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Short Interval Control

Harford Short Interval Control (SIC) solutions enable data-driven decisions for operational efficiency through showing analysed results broken down into hours, typically displaying on large 50″ screens in stainless steel, waterproof housings across the production facility. Quick and focused reviews during the shift enable mid-course corrections and immediate fixes. Our solutions help manufacturers enhance focus, OEE, operator engagement, and identify performance improvement opportunities. 

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Live Reporting

Harford Live Reporting Solutions provide real-time visibility into production performance, enabling businesses to monitor key metrics, track progress, and identify trends instantly. With up-to-date information at their fingertips, stakeholders can make informed decisions, address issues promptly, and drive continuous improvement across the manufacturing and production processes. 

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Harford’s centerlining empowers manufacturers to optimise production processes, ensure consistent product quality and achieve operational excellence by establishing line-specific default parameters and adapting to changes. The features encompass optimising default parameters, adjusting parameters for optimal outcomes and managing product variations, etc.

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Why work with Harford Control?

Over several decades, Harford Control has worked tirelessly with a wide range of factories in order to optimise their production performance.

With the Harford Manufacturing Execution System (MES) tailored to your needs, you will more easily reduce errors, find the hidden wastage and consequently become more efficient, whilst continuing to deliver consistently high quality products, making your business more profitable and sustainable. 

Most manufacturers are facing ever increasing input and transformation costs with few opportunities to increase the output price to their customers.

This should encourage manufacturers to look more deeply into their production processes to find the hidden costs, eliminate wastage and thereby improving efficiency without compromising quality.

The problem of rising costs and fix output costs is nothing new and will not end. Therefore performance improvement to drive down transformation costs must be continuous.

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  • What is performance analysis in manufacturing?

    Performance analysis in manufacturing involves the systematic evaluation of key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of production processes. It helps identify areas of improvement, optimize resource utilization, and enhance overall operational performance. 

  • What are the common KPIs used in performance analysis?

    Common KPIs used in performance analysis include overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), cycle time, production yield, downtime, scrap rates, quality metrics, and labour productivity. These indicators provide insights into various aspects of manufacturing performance and help measure efficiency, productivity, and quality levels.

  • How does performance analysis benefit manufacturing companies?

    Performance analysis provides valuable insights for manufacturing companies to identify bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and improvement opportunities in their operations. It enables data-driven decision-making, facilitates continuous improvement initiatives, optimizes resource allocation, reduces costs, and enhances overall productivity and profitability.

  • What tools or software are used for performance analysis?

    Performance analysis in manufacturing often involves the use of specialized software and tools that collect, analyse, and visualize production data. These tools can include manufacturing execution systems (MES), data analytics platforms, dashboard reporting software, and business intelligence (BI) tools. They help monitor KPIs, track performance trends, and generate actionable insights for improvement. 

  • How can performance analysis help optimize production processes?

    Performance analysis helps optimize production processes by identifying areas of inefficiency, such as bottlenecks, machine downtime, or quality issues. By analysing performance data, manufacturers can implement targeted process improvements, streamline workflows, allocate resources effectively, and reduce waste. It enables continuous process optimization and supports lean manufacturing principles.