Born in 1989 by one of the best software development companies in Touch Systems, FLAGS is a bespoke quality management system for lean manufacturing or assembly processes. It was originally launched as the UK’s first commercially available pen-based application and now provides essential information to assembly line manufacturers including Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Harley Davidson, Aston Martin and Amtrak to aid in ensuring their products are world-class every time.
Developed on the universal Microsoft SQL platform, FLAGS’ solution pushes fragmented application and live section data into one centralised reporting dashboard for everyone to see, enhancing productivity, reducing time and material costs, standardising processes and perfecting quality to consistently improve delivery performance. As well as world-class quality inspection software, FLAGS provides a wide range of solutions and is flexible and pervasive enough to extract information previously hidden from view. It sheds new light on manufacturing processes, uncovering new trends and identifying key areas where gains can be made due to inefficiency or problems at root. Remove high hurts, make significant gains and make the track feel faster by introducing FLAGS manufacturing optimisation software.
Born in 1989 by one of the best software development companies in Touch Systems, Flags is a bespoke quality management system for lean manufacturing or assembly processes. It was originally launched as the UK’s first commercially available pen-based application and now provides essential information to assembly line manufacturers including Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Harley Davidson, Aston Martin and Amtrak to aid in ensuring their products are world-class every time.
Deliver more products in the same amount of time and increase output
Reduce errors and rework, saving on labour, material and sales costs
Processes, service and quality assurance always conforms with high standards
Employees are happier, blame-free and more fulfilled thanks to clear KPIs
Drive RFT / FTT percentages to ensure world class products every time
Customers receive goods faster and error-free, improving satisfaction
Less warranty claims and customer returns due to simple mechanical problems
See all operational data in one clear dashboard display to improve all-round decision making
Deliver outstanding customer service every time with FLAGS Software. FLAGS creates a more efficient journey to gate release, eliminating delays, downtime and rework. FLAGS’ real time department data improves awareness of issues and teams take more root responsibility to fix issues faster than ever before. Sales and production work together so there are no disappointments at buy-off.
Optimise processes for first time through
Lean manufacturing processes from FLAGS drive right first time results towards the ultimate 100%.
Its new combination of tracking, monitoring and reporting on KPIs identifies common faults and inefficient processes before they impact the production line.
Costs are reduced, productivity increases and finished goods are released to sales first time, building confidence and trust throughout your supply chain.
Warranty costs and rework time hurt any manufacturing business. This is where the return on investment from FLAGS’ quality inspection software transforms profits.
By using hand-held tablets or PCs positioned at workstations, all defects and faults are quickly spotted and reported to the station managers for immediate rectification. FLAGS’ quality management systems ensure exceptional quality is always delivered.
FLAGS makes staff work happily and fulfil their potential by giving them the tools they need.
It improves every employee by empowering them to work smarter. Defining processes clearly means everyone knows what they are doing and confidently look forward to sharing results at start up and wind down meetings.
Build trust, faith and commitment through the right tools.
FLAGS brings home critical information and makes it available whenever you need it, pushing it through to tablets, mobiles and desktops.
Customise dashboard layouts and feed dynamic KPIs onto a big screen on the shop floor to spot any slippages early and take decisive action as a team. Ensure targets are consistently met.
Stay in control with FLAGS Software.
Fast resolution of issues
FLAGS spots and reports high hurt issues caused by inadequate line work or supplier defects early using alerts and notifications, minimising rework and keeping products on track.
Problems are displayed in traffic light scales to clearly show the severity of the issue and make persistent problems a thing of the past.
More effective WIP management
FLAGS shortens lead times and reduces costs associated with WIP. Reliable analysis of parts and components ensures accurate inventories are always prepared, making life easier when requisitioning and ordering.
Stock allocation visibility is transparent, making the clearance of WIP faster and easier to manage, reducing stock on hold.
ERP system integration
Connect Flags with ERP applications to release more return on investment.
ERP software such as SAP and Microsoft Dynamics, along with automated Factory Information, Manufacturing Execution, Fluid and Tooling systems are just a few of the solutions that continuously talk to FLAGS.
Data is shared in both directions to take the benefits of FLAGS wider into the business.
Amtrak in North America use FLAGS for their rail carriage production
Aston Martin, Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover – including their plant in India – all use FLAGS to track their vehicle quality and process efficiency every few seconds. As do Harley Davidson.
With aspirational brands such as these relying on FLAGS Software it’s no wonder our reputation for quality is so high.