Home furnishings producer Little Birdie gets IPE solution

Posted December 2, 2021


GREENVILLE, S.C. – IPE, experts in real-time production management, order tracking, incentive payroll, quality and shop floor control solutions for sewn products and other soft goods manufacturers, announced that on-demand home goods manufacturer Little Birdie has begun implementation of the IP-Realtime™ Shop Floor Control (SFC) solution at its Calhoun City, Miss., facility.


The new system promises to enable real-time manufacturing process visibility, improve production line balancing and productivity and enhance customer service.


According to Little Birdie co-owner Tony Hardin, "Our business has grown to the point that we are staying consistently busy. We are now ready to implement an incentive-based pay program that will enable our production teams to produce and earn more. We recognized that we needed a modern, digital solution to support this initiative and the ongoing management of the incentive payroll process. When we evaluated the IPE system, we realized that the traditional paper-based gum sheet method of managing incentives was like a hammer and chisel compared to IPE."


"Moving to incentive pay managed by the IPE system doesn't require us to add any new people. In fact, we expect to increase our already high levels of productivity and efficiency by 50% or more," continued Hardin. "The fact that the system provides us with real-time production information will help us avoid bottlenecks and better balance production lines and flow. Knowing up-to-the-minute status and progress of every order will be a tremendous help in servicing our customers."


The information provided by IP Realtime also benefits production associates by providing personalized pacing tools and performance feedback on Android tablets positioned at each workstation. The system also streamlines the data collection and administration of the incentive payroll processes.


"We are pleased to have the opportunity to help Little Birdie accelerate their growth and achieve their productivity and efficiency goals," said IPE Managing Partner and 35-year manufacturing technology veteran Brad Mikes. "The IP-Realtime solution represents a perfect fit for their quick-turn, on-demand, custom product business model."


Source: IPE

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