About Redzone

Redzone has taken the food, beverage and CPG manufacturing markets by storm with a digital production system that was purpose-built for frontline workers. By empowering frontline workers as their productivity engine, customers regularly post and sustain productivity uplifts following their first deployment period. Using Redzone, businesses can enjoy sustainable productivity improvements with organic double-digit productivity to increase revenue and margins without adding people or equipment. It helps reduce worker turnover with an engaged workforce energized to excel by transforming workforce engagement to be more collaborative. Users can create a lean manufacturing culture with ongoing continuous improvement driven by shop floor ownership. Whether you are a low-perfo...
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Manage your entire facility from a birds' eye view of area or line. "Manage by exception" with clear indication that a line is winning (green), off target but within threshold (orange) or losing (red) against target.

Redzone User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 52 reviews

Neil

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

April 2021

More than just an MES

Initially, we were seeking a better way to quantify our performance in a near live manner which brought us to an MES solution. When looking at the options available what we eventually uncovered was that the level engagement Redzone was able to create at the team member level superseded any benefits we were seeking around KPI reporting. Working in an industry that is heavily regulated, the paperless quality system also helps keep you organized and makes documents easily accessible when needed.

Pros

Though Redzone gets grouped as an MES, and it certainly has all the reporting and functionality of a conventional MES, it's true value lies with it being a transformational cultural tool for the team members manufacturing products. The software doesn't simply tell them how they are doing, but rather changes their behaviors and teaches them how to perform their jobs more effectively. This is done leveraging not only the software but also the Redzone coaches who work in the factories with your team and drive engagement and ownership. I have had opportunities to leverage Redzone in both plants I was responsible for managing, as well as with contract manufacturers, and every site that implements Redzone sees not only a dramatic uptick in manufacturing performance but a dramatic increase in employee engagement and morale.

Cons

The software is iOS based and there are no Windows desktop options. That being said, it is easy to work around this by leveraging iPad's and Smart TV's.

Reasons for choosing Redzone

Redzone differentiates itself from other MES solutions by providing not only live visibility of line and plant performance, but by transforming your culture.

Reasons for switching to Redzone

The mobility of Redzone was very attractive which at the time the solutions for the previous software we had was clunky. Additionally, Redzone was more cost competitive when we looked at total lifetime cost of ownership.

Response from Redzone Production Systems

Neil, thank you for this review. It is a very inciteful comparison to the MES category and the "More than an MES" is a great way of saying "Adds more value to your MES" as well.

Replied April 2021

Jose

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Food Production

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

April 2021

Great Product!

Redzone has helped our manufacturing facilities identified main losses in their production systems and areas of focus for Kaizen events and improvement projects, which has resulted in OEE uplift. It has improved the communication between operations, quality and maintenance teams.

Pros

Redzone is not only an OEE tracking system, but also a great communication tool that gives a voice to our team members on the production floor. The user interface is very intuitive and it's designed with the key foundational elements of continuous improvement. The system has great features including messaging, "high 5", etc., which help us with employee engagement, recognition and communication.

Cons

We still have some work to integrate Redzone with our SAP system, but we are getting full support from the Redzone technical team.

Reasons for choosing Redzone

Redzone software is intuitive for line workers with varying degrees of technological experience and has great features, which help us with employee engagement, recognition and communication. The cloud approach is a positive and the initial implementation coaching is a plus. We can create several reports using our BI system (Tableau) and we can get results faster because the system was designed with people behavior in mind. The system also allows for great communication even when there is "social distancing" now that we are in the age of COVID-19.

Response from Redzone Production Systems

Thank you for the excellent review Jose. This really articulates how foundational good communication is for fostering Operational Excellence!

Replied April 2021

Mark

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Food Production

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

February 2020

Maximize efficiency

Productivity is the only problem we use redzone for its it works great shows trends and real time data information on production numbers.

Pros

Redzone is a great way to promote competition among employees we constantly are trying to beat each hour and the previous shift the real time productivity tracking shows us how we are doing allowing me to figure out when and where we can improve

Cons

It has some glitches. In all fairness it could be the sensors not the program. But it can be a pain to get back online when it does stop working.

Response from Redzone Production Systems

Mark, Thank you for your generous rating. We would love to hear how we might increase your Likelihood to Recommend. I would suggest speaking with your Community Coach.

Replied January 2021

Amaury

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

February 2021

Redzone Productivity Module

Pros

The best thing about Redzone is the transparency and visibility of all the things that are happening on the production area. Another great feature is how easy it is to communicate with the rest of the departments using the Line Log feature. This software has increased the engagement between departments in our company.

Cons

The fact that it is iOS based can be something good and bad at the same time. I would like to be able to see the Redzone information on another device (laptop, pc) that is not my iPad, iPhone or apple tv.

Reasons for switching to Redzone

More accuracy on the data. Eliminate human error. Improve the process.

Response from Redzone Production Systems

Thanks for the review Amaury. Happy to hear how the fundamental premise of Redzone--giving frontline workers a 'voice' through modern communication technology--has increased engagement.

Replied February 2021

Jagadeesh

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Food Production

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

May 2021

Buy Redzone - No Brainer!

Initially we started with Productivity software and during the first year, we increased our productivity by 50%! If we don't have Redzone for even an hour, we feel like crippled! I will be calling everybody I know in Redzone to get it fixed, but that happens may be once in 2 years because it hardly goes down and no issue at all! Compliance software - Trust me, Initially there was lot of pushback from QA dept to get this implemented because all of us are used to doing this in a way that suits us! But trust me, after implementation and they started using it, they cannot live without Redzone! Even the QA tech's love this ease of software compared to paper. We are like 95 % paperless and depend everything on Redzone. Lastly but not the least, again Redzone people haven't paid me to say this, Just call Redzone and get it installed! Seriously NO BRAINER!!!! All of you will see the results when your bottomline (EBITDA) keep increasing every year, this is absolute required when everything around us keeps increasing including hourly wages and we cannot increase our customer prices! End of the day, if you don't like it, it's easy to cancel the Redzone! As simple as that! Good Luck Folks.And so far probably I have shown the software to 20 or 25 customers, and almost all of them have signed up for Redzone after our call or plant tour in our facility.

Pros

- Ease of use especially for hourly workers including any language speaking employees! Because it's as simple as identifying Red / Green and make a decision. - Software use to drive the productivity. - Great knowledge of Redzone Coaches. - Accessing the history is terrific, especially when we have a BRC audit, lot of auditors were super impressed and even mentioned that every company needs to use the Redzone to make the auditor lie easier too! - Etc etc, because I can keep going and write 2 pages about it.

Cons

- Nothing I can think of. - Somebody need to own this and be an expert, it's definitely not like turning on the switch and forgetting about it.

Reasons for choosing Redzone

None.

Response from Redzone Production Systems

Thank you for the review and especially for the compelling call to action: "Buy Redzone - No Brainer!"

Replied June 2021

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