The Factory Media Center

Our Goal: Creating a new environment for reviewing and interacting with data on the plant floor


The Vision: Collaboration taken to a new level…

An environment on the factory floor which :

  • Immerses the operators in plant performance data
  • Integrates operators engineers, 3rd party vendors with the root cause problem solving process
  • Guarantees the use of common templates, 5 why, fishbone, etc.
  • Ensures continuous improvement activity is immediately shared, not waiting on being typed up and circulated
  • Creates total visibility, connectivity and accountability for performance across the entire business


How to Make It Happen: Factory Media Center

Integrating tools to help in information sharing, issue escalation, and collaborative problem solving through the Factory Media Center


Letting You Know: Information Sharing


Global Performance Metrics: Quick access to performance at any level provides visibility and transparency



Team Scorecards: Performance metrics by shift can highlight potential shift or time related issues where additional resources could help



Line Status: Multiple views of performance (by line, crew, bottling hall, status) provides a quick snap shot of total plant performance and identifies areas where help is needed


Fixing It: Collaborative Problem Solving


FMC Team Room: A quiet place very close to the production line where the team can perform real-time root cause problem solving, with access to data and a white board

  • Quiet room with enough space for operators in an entire line to quickly meet
  • Access to internet and all other reporting tools to obtain necessary data for problem solving
  • Multi-functional Factory Media Center can act as a white board, a monitor, and an interactive display


Standardized Tools: Utilizing the Factory Media Center to store standardized problem solving tools (with examples) will encourage use of tools in real-time and help improve the quality of the problem solving


Technology Used:

  • The Solarsoft MEI platform for scoreboarding
  • SMART Meeting Pro Software
  • Smart Board by Smart Technologies
  • Clarity design & Integration services