When you begin on the path to digitizing and streamlining your material flow management, you will have some specific, tangible benefits in mind. These tangible benefits are part of your rationale to justify the effort and cost of your upgrade—for Panasonic customers, typically in less than a year.
At the recent North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit, our team had the opportunity to meet with an abundance of manufacturing pros looking for ways to solve challenges facing the industry. Find out what we learned.
Digital Work Instruction means getting rid of confusing, outdated, and wasteful paper communications and putting the right information in front of the right employees exactly when they need it. It can be used on its own to improve quality and productivity or combined with other digital applications to maximize the benefits to your business.
Real-time location systems (RTLS) have become increasingly popular in the manufacturing industry for plant managers and executives looking to improve the speed and accuracy of their operations.
Manufacturing isn’t a static field. Things change. Processes improve. And through these changes and improvements, new issues arise that leave manufacturers scratching their heads and rubbing their brow.
When you are calculating an ROI on an investment in plant automation or digital transformation, the ultimate benefit will be to make your facility more flexible, more agile, and more ready to meet your customers’ demands. The world is shifting to a Just-in-Sequence, Batch-of-One production that you simply cannot achieve without an upgrade in technology.
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It’s important to select an application that clearly moves your organization forward into the Industry 4.0 IIoT revolution. At the end of the day (and at the end of this brief article), real-time information will allow you total transparency into your material flow—you’ll be able to see how each operation works, make changes on the fly, and compare performance across a variety of important parameters to inform change.
Scanning a factory floor for the material you need can be a tedious, time-consuming process. Can you locate the asset using only your eyes? We’d bet Logiscend provides a simpler solution.
“Paperless Manufacturing” starts with moving data from pages and labels to screens but goes much deeper to include automated data capture, industrial touchscreens, and direct connections between systems to avoid handling completely. Where are you on the spectrum?