Protected Flow Manufacturing

5 / 5 4 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Custom, Make to Order, Discrete Manufacturers and JobShops.


Average Ratings

4 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • LillyWorks
  • www.lillyworks.com
  • Founded 2014
  • United States

About Protected Flow Manufacturing

Manufacturing Execution and Planning software that helps small and mid-sized manufacturers simplify shop floor scheduling and improve resource planning.


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Protected Flow Manufacturing Features

  • Bills of Material
  • Financial Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Manufacturing Execution
  • MRP
  • Product Configurator
  • Production Scheduling
  • Quality Management
  • Quote Management
  • Safety Management
  • Traceability
  • Document Management
  • Forecasting
  • Quality Control
  • Quote Management
  • Resource Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Traceability
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • Automated Rescheduling
  • Bottleneck Optimization
  • Capacity Planning
  • Constraint Scheduling
  • Job Scheduling
  • Material Planning
  • Priority-Based Scheduling
  • Quality Control

Protected Flow Manufacturing Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Quick to Implement with On-line Training

Jul 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Web-Based & Production Flow Visibility = Awesome

Jun 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: 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.

Easy to Use, GREAT visibility to costs

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: 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

Recommendations to other buyers: Great product that allows you to schedule as you run your operations. Will help minimize Excel spreadsheets.

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

May 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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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.

Recommendations to other buyers: I have evaluated a handful of software companies that can not & will not ever meet the standards, quality & support LillyWorks offers. I looked for ease of use, functionality, quality, support, data collection, the scheduling & the costing options when searching for & using other software's. Before LillyWorks, the MRP software our company had been using for years, was simply a "data collection" program. The "options" it provided didn't work because it didn't consider real time, real shop life situations. LillyWorks can. I actually started the implamentation process of another software prior to using LillyWorks that became unnecessarily complicated & didn't meet our shop needs. LillyWorks encompasses all you would need & more in an MRP system, with out the headache of unneeded extras & anxieties of it not working. Look at your immediate needs in a software like this & think of the people in your company who would utilize it & require training, how you would need a simple, direct, user friendly software to meet these needs & more. LillyWorks covers it!