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You can use manufacturing software for many different things, but one thing that it is very useful for is tracking your production levels. If you use an assembly line, for example, it can track how many parts go onto the line, how long it takes for them to be assembled, and how many end products you get when the shift is over. This data is invaluable to your company, and you should pay a lot of attention to it.

Among other things, it can help you make projections about orders that you can fill. If you know that you can make 1,000 units per day and you get an order for 9,000 units, you know that it is going to take nine days to fill it. If the order is for a week from now, you can contact the customer, tell them about the limitations of the line, and work out a deal that works for both of you. This could include creating as much as you can in a week, shipping those units out, and then sending the rest of the units the following week.

If you have multiple lines, the tracking numbers can also help you see which lines are most productive. Ideally, they should all be roughly the same. There will be some variance due to things that you cannot anticipate, but you should look for overall trends. This can help you spot slow lines so that you can identify issues and set out to fix them.

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