The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) welcomes OFS (www.ofsystems.com) as a National Partner to the AIP Network. OFS provide an integrated production feedback and workflow software solution to drive sustained operational effectiveness by harnessing digital information enriched by human engagement. OFS is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and currently has tens of thousands of operators using OFS technologies, generating an exceptional ROI across dozens of unique industries. Customers include Asahi Beverages, Dulux, Visy, AstraZeneca, Detmold Group, Goodman Fielder, Electrolux, Bega Cheese Group, Coca-Cola Amatil, Orora, Unilever, PACT with OFS operational in 8 countries throughout the Asia Pacific region.
OFS was launched in 1998 and has been serving manufacturing ever since. Born into the packaging industry, early versions of OFS software supplied real-time production feedback to planners and scheduling systems. DIFOT (Deliveries In Full On Time) started improving but there was another surprise benefit – productivity was soaring! This proved to be the real prize delivered by OFS. That first OFS plant increased its capacity by an incredible 30% and within a few months OFS was deployed across dozens of sites. This major economic benefit resulted in deferred capital expenditure of hundreds of millions of dollars, brought about as a direct result of OFS software helping operations and management engage to get more output from existing equipment. Since then, they have focused their software on how to best help operators, supervisors and managers increase efficiency and profitability.