In today’s economy, optimizing plant operations is becoming more and more important to achieve business goals and sustainable growth.
How to optimize processes in order to achieve business goals?
As they become more demand-driven, manufacturers seek to introduce new tools and transform their operations so as to optimize processes, investments and use of resources.
With regard to the product lifecycle, manufacturers need to have virtual and physical worlds merge, creating a connection between technical and business processes.
Integrating new technologies with traditional production activities
Smart technologies are coming to the market faster and faster: the spread and mass use of social networks, digital devices, Internet of Things, cloud technologies, 3D printers and so on are changing how companies do business.
Manufacturers are looking for a new paradigm to integrate and merge these technologies with traditional manufacturing practices. The ultimate goal is a higher degree of collaboration between the players involved in product design, and improvements in manufacturing processes, data quality, production planning, and day-to-day operations.
The need to connect people, processes and technologies
The fourth industrial revolution is based on permeation of the physical, biological and digital worlds and brings many business opportunities. Of these, the most significant is the ability to widely connect people, processes and technologies.
- People: the most interesting challenge of Industry 4.0 lies in the ability to connect people in a modern and simple way, integrating the various players in the supply chain inside and outside the factory to share problems and solutions and enter the era of collective intelligence.
- Processes: at present, only a few companies have firmly dealt with the definition of business processes in a clear and pro-active manner. The challenge lies in the ability not only to define the most critical processes but also to be able to execute them, track and analyse the results and constantly review them in a continuous improvement perspective.
- Technologies: the integration of the most innovative technologies allows companies to transform data into high-value information.
Manufacturing Operations Management: the sedApta Solution for process scheduling
Through the MOM tools, associated with all relevant KPIs, sedApta Suite allows real-time orchestration of machines, software and people in order to achieve new process methodologies based on knowledge sharing and the option of real-time tracking of results and bottlenecks.
What results can be reached with sedApta Suite MOM?
Production planning and forecasting, customer order organization and warehouse activity management are performed through simultaneous coordination. Failures and criticalities are managed before they can turn into bigger problems.