Nautique Boat Company
CASE STUDY

Nautique Boat Company

Tulip gave Nautique the real-time visibility they needed for their manufacturing processes.

Nautique is a leading high-end motorboat manufacturer based in Orlando, Florida. Their boats are assembled by over 400 workers through a single piece flow assembly line with 36 stations which produce over a dozen customized boats a day, for customers all around the world.

Customer

Nautique Boat Co.

Industry

Boating

Location

Orlando, FL

Customer Website

The Challenge

Prior to Tulip, the process improvement team was performing time studies, but given the sheer number of parts and operators involved, it was impossible to efficiently do this manually.

“The manual collection of information really wasn’t providing enough data for us to make data- driven decisions.”

– Drew Pope, Process Engineer, Nautique

The Results

Nautique analytics

Increased production visibility

To solve this challenge, Drew Pope, a Senior Process Engineer, identified Tulip as the solution.  On his own, he built manufacturing apps that enable the upholstery operation to track which operator worked on which part and for how long.  The apps automatically determine average cycle times and allow management to keep track of both aggregate and individual performance, all in real-time.

Actionable insights for real-time targeted feedback

After implementing Tulip, the team at Nautique was able to gain actionable insights into their operations. In a matter of days, they were able to start conducting real-time granular time studies. With this information, shop floor management can now provide real-time targeted feedback and coaching to operators to make them even more successful.

Nautique

Nautique runs Tulip on the AWS Cloud, which selected Tulip as an Industrial Competency Partner for seamlessly bringing the power of AWS Cloud to manufacturers everywhere.

The Bottom Line

Making the data readily available for everyone has resulted in more engagement from operators, which has translated into increased productivity across the line.

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