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About Invistics MachSix
Founded in 1999, Invistics provides manufacturing supply chain management (SCM) software solutions, such as their MachSix program, and consulting services to optimize inventory levels for manufacturers. They are an industry leader in solving the lean manufacturing challenges of high-mix industries. Invistics is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia.
MachSix is Invistics’ state-of-the-art supply chain management software suite. It is designed to work with the pull-based Lean methodology to help clients balance cycle times and improve customer service, all while providing insight into the supply chain. Its modules address supply and demand variables to ensure a true flow approach to manufacturing and support performance improvement. It does not replace existing ERP systems, but rather analyzes data from more than 250 systems to ensure planning and execution are synchronized. The modules can be hosted or deployed on-site. The modules include Lean Insights which analyzes and organizes data to measure flow-based performance to motivate lean behaviors. The Inventory Advisor module is inventory management software designed to reduce stock-outs and optimize inventory levels. The Pull Manager facilitates the balance of supply and demand. Flow Path Health provides real-time information from order to fulfillment so current production and orders can be continually monitored through graphs and charts. Lot Sizer recommends optimal sizes to minimize overall cost in the plant.
The Director of Order Fulfillment at MeadWestvaco, an international packaging solutions provider, attests that they were able to reduce their inventory by nearly 50 percent without sacrificing customer service with the MachSix software. MeadWestvaco achieved these results within six months of implementing this manufacturing supply chain management software solution. Utilizing the MachSix software enables manufacturers to raise performance levels and better balance inventory so working capital is used more efficiently and bigger profits are realized.
(Last updated on 03/21/2016 by Cameron Council)