Optegrity is a software platform that aims to help operations teams identify and eliminate bottlenecks throughout the manufacturing lifecycle by utilizing the Theory of Constraints. The concept of a Bill of Operations tied to the Theory of Constraints and Level Loading is central to Optegrity's approach.
Optegrity breaks down manufacturing processes into smaller operations that can be easily assigned to specific manufacturing areas. It provides a set of smart tools to facilitate this process. Visual methods, such as loading charts and value stream what-if analysis tools, are incorporated to assist in moving operations upstream and downstream to eliminate bottlenecks whenever the work sequencing allows.
In addition, Optegrity focuses on cross training within the manufacturing environment, making it easy to follow and providing real-time measurement and tracking of cross-training efforts. The platform also incorporates lean concepts such as safety, quality at the source, work standardization, and documentation.
The aim of Optegrity is to provide a comprehensive suite of modules that encompass various lean manufacturing principles and help companies improve their operational efficiency. By emphasizing the analytical aspects of lean thinking, Optegrity distinguishes itself from the interchangeable use of lean and 5S that has become prevalent in many companies today.