Feathered Friends Improves Visibility in Manufacturing

— September 23, 2016

Feathered Friends, a manufacturer of down gear, selected CGS' BlueCherry® Shop Floor Control (SFC) to help increase visibility in its manufacturing process. The BlueCherry SFC wireless application will arm supervisors with real-time information needed to aid in production adjustments, avoid bottlenecks and ensure on-time product delivery.

Feathered Friends sought a solution that would provide an accurate look into its factory operations to avoid manufacturing holdups and improve efficiency – enabling production of its "made-in-America" products to stay ahead of the offshore competition. Feathered Friends selected BlueCherry SFC's wireless application, supported on mobile devices, to provide its managers and supervisors with real-time visibility into production information while on the floor to support smooth production flow. Additionally, managers and supervisors will be able to harness Actionable Intelligence from the application's aggregated smart data, enabling more timely, better-informed business decisions to enhance performance and profitability across the production lifecycle.

"We are proud to offer made-in-America products and required a solution that would give us an edge, increasing our growth margin and furthering our brand," said Peter Hickner, founder of Feathered Friends. "CGS's expertise in the apparel and consumer goods industry, and particularly in manufacturing, made BlueCherry Shop Floor Control the perfect solution to fit our needs. The ability to utilize the solution via mobile device enables our managers and supervisors access to the production information they need anywhere, at any time – enabling them to make quicker, better-informed business decisions and ensure workflow efficiency."

"With over 500 customers in the fashion, apparel and lifestyle products industry, CGS understands the need for end-to-end production visibility to support efficient factory operations," said Paul Magel, president, business applications and technology outsourcing, CGS. "We are thrilled to welcome Feathered Friends to our BlueCherry community as it implements our Shop Floor Control wireless application to achieve the production visibility needed to remove bottlenecks, improve production flow and ensure product orders are being completed on time."


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