Protected Flow Manufacturing

Manufacturing execution and planning with ERP integration

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Protected Flow Manufacturing Overview

What is Protected Flow Manufacturing?

Protected Flow Manufacturing by LillyWorks, is SaaS-based manufacturing execution and planning software solution that claims to simplify shop floor scheduling and support better resource planning. Boasting robust integration alongside any existing ERP, the product aims to bring material planning, purchasing and production planning back within a secured web-based platform offering anytime business access.

Timely delivery and fulfillment is a high priority for manufacturers, but can only truly be successfully managed if process efficiency is ensuring that costs are not needlessly incurred. Protected Flow Manufacturing promises to maximize return on investment (ROI) by crucially reducing the time that manufacturing jobs are spent waiting and eliminating troublesome production bottlenecks. Utilizing dynamic task lists, Protected Flow Manufacturing claims to ensure that the right jobs are released at the correct times in order to optimize the flow of materials into sold products. The implied timesavings not only speed delivery but also reduce production time to support both small and mid-sized manufacturers or job shops pursue growth and attract new business.

Protected Flow Manufacturing Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

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Value for money

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Protected Flow Manufacturing Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada
Supported Languages
English

Media

See what work orders/jobs are in trouble right now!  (guess where those would be?)
Put these real-time priorities right out in the work centers where the people doing the work can see and report against them.  Customer calls and changes priorities?  The list is updated immediately!
Have subassemblies that need to be built at the same time and for the same parent (need all three done at the same time in welding)?  No problem!
Need to see how your shop will run with all your orders so you can tell your customer when she can get her order?  No problem!
Instantly see the amount of work that still needs to be done relative to the remaining time protection
Protected Flow Manufacturing video Protected Flow Manufacturing video Protected Flow Manufacturing video Protected Flow Manufacturing screenshot: See what work orders/jobs are in trouble right now!  (guess where those would be?) Protected Flow Manufacturing screenshot: Put these real-time priorities right out in the work centers where the people doing the work can see and report against them.  Customer calls and changes priorities?  The list is updated immediately! Protected Flow Manufacturing screenshot: Have subassemblies that need to be built at the same time and for the same parent (need all three done at the same time in welding)?  No problem! Protected Flow Manufacturing screenshot: Need to see how your shop will run with all your orders so you can tell your customer when she can get her order?  No problem! Protected Flow Manufacturing screenshot: Instantly see the amount of work that still needs to be done relative to the remaining time protection

Protected Flow Manufacturing Reviews

Protected Flow Manufacturing Reviews

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Ease of Use
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100% recommended this app
Andy S.

Web-Based & Production Flow Visibility = Awesome

LillyWorks is a great value for the ease of use and the flexibility of a web-based solution.


Melissa N.

Great software for machine shops! Really good for schedule & costing!


Nolan V.

Quick to Implement with On-line Training


Matt C.

Easy to Use, GREAT visibility to costs

LillyWorks is opening our eyes to our processes and costs to manufacture products. Even before “going-live” with LillyWorks, while building engineering models & documenting workflow process, we are immediately able to see inefficiencies that were previously undiscovered. We already have the visibility necessary to identify the products that cost more to make than our sales price. With one product, in particular, we immediately worked with our tooling vendor and our production team to tackle the problem. In one 2-hour session, we reduced tooling and cycle time costs by 200%, enough to more than pay for the total cost of the system. We would not have discovered this opportunity without the instant visibility to costs that Lillyworks provides.

We bought LillyWorks for the scheduling. With our broad range of products and processes, we need to pull products through the shop as efficiently as possible. What we have discovered on the way to bringing that online is an easy-to-use system that naturally highlights potential pitfalls and opportunities for improvement.


Sean H.

Amazing experience and sales person was amazing and obviously knew their stuff.


Andy S.
Industry: Automotive
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Web-Based & Production Flow Visibility = Awesome

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/06/21
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

LillyWorks is a great value for the ease of use and the flexibility of a web-based solution.

Pros

The company that I work for has been a long-time ERP user. LillyWorks is the 2nd ERP I have worked with since joining the company. I love using LillyWorks. The web-based solution allows me to do my job whenever, wherever, and however I choose. Additionally, because of the browser, I can have multiple screens open at the same time. The screen to use is one click away. This is so much easier than having either 2 or 3 monitors or multiple screens “stacked” on top of each other. Finally, as the Quality Manager, one of my responsibilities include the maintenance of the Bill of Materials. LillyWorks has introduced an Engineering Model that consists of the recipe (material & labor to manufacture an item) as well as the routings to complete the product. It is shown in a visual flow chart that makes it so simplistic to follow and determine exactly where an order is in the pipeline.

Cons

I have not experienced anything negative yet. The speed of the download is great and the ability to see the time spent and cost of the job makes my life so much easier.

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Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Melissa N.
Industry: Mining & Metals

Great software for machine shops! Really good for schedule & costing!

Reviewed on 2016/05/12
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

LillyWorks team is extremely supportive! This software is very user friendly & visually aesthetic, not overwhelming at all. LillyWorks delivers on their mission! You can access & use LillyWorks anywhere, anytime, no matter how many "users" on & from your smartphone too!

Cons

At this time there is not one thing I dislike about this software & company. Anything I ever had an issue, or dislike with, at the time of use, I contacted LillyWorks support team & they walked me through the issues & provided a solution for me right away.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Nolan V.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Quick to Implement with On-line Training

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/07/15
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

My company needed a quick to market solution for a manufacturing company that had very few manufacturing processes.
I have experience with implementing several ERP solutions, so I needed a solution that I could train on-line and develop the core manufacturing execution processes.
I could utilize the on-line training and learn how to do the following in a very brief period of time –
1. enter customer orders and link to work order;
2. create engineering model which consists of traditional engineering bill of material and the manufacturing routings;
3. create request for quotes to suppliers;
4. place purchase orders;
5. build and ship product;
6. create multiple inventory locations and track inventory by location.
The online training provided me the “how to” in LillyWorks.
The simplicity of the system and the logical flow of the order-to-cash process for manufacturing has allowed me to configure and ship orders as well as inventory and consume materials in a brief period of time.

Cons

Sometimes it seems a bit cumbersome to move about the screens. However, it is very simple to move about once you understand the menu structure. However, this is more a learning issue more than a design issue.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Matt C.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Easy to Use, GREAT visibility to costs

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/01/24
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

LillyWorks is opening our eyes to our processes and costs to manufacture products. Even before “going-live” with LillyWorks, while building engineering models & documenting workflow process, we are immediately able to see inefficiencies that were previously undiscovered. We already have the visibility necessary to identify the products that cost more to make than our sales price. With one product, in particular, we immediately worked with our tooling vendor and our production team to tackle the problem. In one 2-hour session, we reduced tooling and cycle time costs by 200%, enough to more than pay for the total cost of the system. We would not have discovered this opportunity without the instant visibility to costs that Lillyworks provides.

We bought LillyWorks for the scheduling. With our broad range of products and processes, we need to pull products through the shop as efficiently as possible. What we have discovered on the way to bringing that online is an easy-to-use system that naturally highlights potential pitfalls and opportunities for improvement.

Pros

Easy to Use; Web-Based; Manufacturing Execution; Visibility to costs; Manage by exception;

Cons

None at this time

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Sean H.
Industry: Automotive
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Amazing experience and sales person was amazing and obviously knew their stuff.

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/06/05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

How it is able to take over scheduling with complicated requirements. Implementation of software took less than 1 week.

Cons

Cloud based program, so if you lose internet connection you cannot access the software. Good news about living in this day is that internet is everywhere.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
10/10
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Protected Flow Manufacturing Pricing

Protected Flow Manufacturing Pricing

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Free Trial
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Value for Money
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Protected Flow Manufacturing Features

Protected Flow Manufacturing Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
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Additional information for Protected Flow Manufacturing

Additional information for Protected Flow Manufacturing

Key features of Protected Flow Manufacturing

  • API
  • Automated rescheduling
  • Bottleneck optimization
  • Capacity planning
  • Constraint scheduling
  • Data encryption
  • Due date tracking
  • Dynamic workflow
  • ERP integration
  • Facility scheduling
  • Job management
  • MRP
  • Manufacturing execution
  • Material planning
  • Priority-based scheduling
  • Process manufacturing
  • Production control
  • Production scheduling
  • Real time updates
  • Resource allocation
  • Resource planning
  • Secured access
  • Shop floor scheduling
  • Supply chain management
  • Task management
  • Task planning

Benefits

  • Protected Flow Manufacturing from Lillyworks integrates with an existing ERP solution to provide small and medium-sized manufacturers with online execution and planning.
  • SaaS-based deployment promises fast, secured 24/7 system access from anywhere within a business or via the web, boasting strong data encryption and optimization for laptop, tablet or smartphone phone use.
  • The system promises to streamline shop floor scheduling by virtue of systematic prioritization, providing a sense of confidence over working on the correct job at any given time.
  • Protected Flow Manufacturing facilitates the simulation of projected future execution in order to identify, anticipate and mitigate possible constraints, risk or production dangers.
  • Brings material planning, purchasing and production planning capabilities back into an ERP, while providing a dynamic and defined task list that adjusts automatically in real time as changes occur.
  • Protected Flow Manufacturing FAQs

    Protected Flow Manufacturing FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Protected Flow Manufacturing.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Protected Flow Manufacturing offer?

    Protected Flow Manufacturing offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Contact the vendor for a product demo and pricing quote.

    Q. What are the main features of Protected Flow Manufacturing?

    Protected Flow Manufacturing offers the following features:

    • API
    • Automated rescheduling
    • Bottleneck optimization
    • Capacity planning
    • Constraint scheduling
    • Data encryption
    • Due date tracking
    • Dynamic workflow
    • ERP integration
    • Facility scheduling
    • Job management
    • MRP
    • Manufacturing execution
    • Material planning
    • Priority-based scheduling
    • Process manufacturing
    • Production control
    • Production scheduling
    • Real time updates
    • Resource allocation
    • Resource planning
    • Secured access
    • Shop floor scheduling
    • Supply chain management
    • Task management
    • Task planning

    Q. Who are the typical users of Protected Flow Manufacturing?

    Protected Flow Manufacturing has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Protected Flow Manufacturing support?

    Protected Flow Manufacturing supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Protected Flow Manufacturing offer?

    Protected Flow Manufacturing has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Protected Flow Manufacturing support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Protected Flow Manufacturing supports

    Q. What other apps does Protected Flow Manufacturing integrate with?

    Protected Flow Manufacturing integrates with the following applications:

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    Q. What level of support does Protected Flow Manufacturing offer?

    Protected Flow Manufacturing offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support