Many new IT systems on the manufacturing shopfloor require a login from a named user, often for good reasons for example; Security: “Is the system operated by a known user?” Role-based authorisations: “Is the user authorised to approve the batch and close the order?” Audit trail requirements: to record what happened and [...]
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If you had all the data from the manufacturing shopfloor operations at your disposal; up-to-date and historic, on material properties, supplier batches, on asset performance, quality, process settings and actuals and who was working at the line, what questions would you ask? Which insights result in improved shopfloor performance and added value? [...]
When talking about Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0, alignment of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) immediately comes to mind as an enabler. Convergence of IT and OT is often challenging. Not just because of new and exciting technologies but also because of new ways of thinking and even new business models. This tends [...]
Bringing more automation to the shop floor eventually makes the shop floor more dependent on IT. IT systems provide the data to start production, or during production data is to be collected and recorded. An IT system downtime event or an interface that misbehaves brings questions such as; “How much system downtime do we accept [...]
To respond adequately to the ever faster changing demand of their customers, manufacturers need to have clear visibility and transparency of what happens on their shop floor. The fourth industrial revolution has shown the importance of accessing the right data for intelligent decision support. Similarly, a successful implementation of a Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) solution [...]
Connected shop floor systems bring new options to streamline and integrate production, from product-design to prototype and from production planning to result. MES systems for example may be configured to load the correct machine CNC program, setting or digital instruction automatically when an operator changes over to a new production order. If [...]
Yes, shopfloor procedures have been documented. But are they followed? Always? When interviewing operators to design new IT systems for the shopfloor, you will find undocumented exceptions in work-processes like: “In that case I just run the material one more time through the operation” “If this happens we override the system with [...]
The fourth industrial revolution has shown the importance of accessing the right data for continuous improvement of our manufacturing performance. However, here there is more to it than just technology. IT is not a goal in itself. When selecting any new software application, it is critical to remember why the project was originally conceived to [...]
On the 9th April 2021, MOMi published the 6th edition of its Newsletter. In this edition: MOMi Education Available Online & In Classroom Training in Focus: Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 Strategies What about Change? Business Consultancy Highlight: Remote Manufacturing Maturity Assessment Training Schedule Download it here or subscribe to get it delivered directly to you [...]
Are you wondering where to invest? Not only your money but also your limited resource of your people’s time? In this webinar the Manufacturing Operations Management Institute (MOMi) will introduce Manufacturing Maturity and its benefit to help you choose. MOMi can help you: To introduce the Manufacturing Maturity model and the Assessment [...]