Manufacturers are looking for ways to optimize their factory floor and machinery processes to reach their full production potential. Whether it is because of equipment issues or the personnel running the machines, the average OEE machine is running at 60%. With Visual Factories’ plug-and-play cloud-based solution, factory management get enhanced visibility into their manufacturing processes, helping to identify operational inefficiencies and to increase their OEE. Real-time reports for middle management deliver root cause analysis that will increase machine efficiency. Top management use the business insights for maximizing profits and reducing costs. The solution is quick and easy to install and can be set up by on-site maintenance staff.
Visual Factories' solution is compatible with any type of production machine in any market segment and has been deployed at metal working and medical tooling plants in the aerospace, automotive and medical industries around the world. Customers incl
Gain Immediate Value from Your Connected Factory Architecture!
Imagine if you could reconfigure your production line in days instead of weeks. Or if you could cut long search times for parts in half using factory wireless across a connected factory architecture.
These are only a few of the reasons why leading manufacturers deploy Cisco’s Connected Factory Solution.
Now you can try out these new technologies and capabilities on a small scale, with low financial risk in your own plant with the Cisco Connected Factory Starter Kit. Create a living lab and test out one or more specific use cases. Use it as a demo to get buy in from stakeholders. Or get one production line up and running immediately and roll out a more comprehensive deployment later on.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting our world in ways that were unimaginable 10 years ago—collecting data on everything we do and using it to streamline our daily activities. In doing so, IoT is changing the way that consumers think about service. Service organizations must be prepared to support these new customer expectations to ensure continued satisfaction to strengthen and foster loyalty.
Additionally, IoT is making its way into the enterprise, especially among organizations in industries like utilities, oil and gas, medical devices, manufacturing and telecommunications. Connected devices enable more efficient processes for maintenance and repair by constantly providing information on machines’ performance, environmental conditions, and possible failures. For example, a connected washing machine in a customer’s home could automatically send out an error report to the manufacturer when it experiences a failure. This is where field service management comes in.
This white paper provides an overview of the growing opportunities for EDI managers and coordinators. It highlights how their role can change from being responsible for implementation of technologies for operational activities to being infrastructure leaders. It shows how they can deliver increased efficiencies and velocity for value chain automation, which increases visibility, control and agility for a business.
No enterprise is an island. Goods and services flow in from suppliers. When you include suppliers of wares for raw material extractors, along with recyclers that turn consumer and commercial waste into new raw materials and finished goods, it is a supply chain with no beginning and no end.
Manufacturing evolved from manual to automated, ad hoc to repeatable. From art to science. Manufacturing has been forced to "industrialize." Aiding in the effort are product lifecycle and supply chain management tools for streamlining manufacturing process and linking together previously isolated stages in the value chain.
Used to manage fleet-wide operations for non-nuclear power generation and heavy manufacturing environments, learn how IBM Maximo for Nuclear Power can streamline and simplify processes as it applies a consistent and rigorous approach to operational management.
When bound to regulation and compliance, process manufacturers find opportunities to grow through enterprise resource planning (ERP). However, 50% of process manufacturers execute non-integrated ERP strategies. This Aberdeen Group research study reveals best practices to help you adapt or select an ERP vendor that improves your business performance.
The Viking Yacht Company is a $275-million family-owned business that builds more than 100 sport fishing yachts a year in a high-technology, 550,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in New Gretna, N.J. With an increased emphasis on service, Viking Yacht needed an enterprise resource planning system that would better support its service system.
Infor Discrete Manufacturing Essentials are built exclusively for discrete manufacturers, with specific functionality that addresses the industry's essential challenges. The result? For one typical Infor customer, a 50 percent reduction in data processing costs and fully automated management of more than 11,000 items and 200 suppliers.
This white paper outlines a framework that emphasizes digitization and business transformation and the new opportunities pull processes bring.
The mechanism of “Pull” processes—those triggered by an actual event instead of a forecast—is nothing new. It is at the heart of many successful manufacturing strategies. Recent technological advances in digitization, including the harnessing of Big Data analytics, the use of the cloud, Business Process Management (BPM), social media, IIoT, and mobility, have extended the power of Pull beyond Lean manufacturing. In the wake of the current technological innovation wave, it is not uncommon for manufacturers to not know what next step to take.
In light of these new developments, this white paper will focus on the mechanism of business transformation enabled by these technologies, which can be attributed to two major forces: the power of Pull and digitization. Nine practical applications are detailed, showing how innovative manufacturers can better
Sage provides an enterprise-level business management solution for manufacturing operations that assists customers with the entire process: from financial management to supply chain management and production management. Sage commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and objectivelyexamine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying its Enterprise Management solution as part of Sage Business Cloud. The purpose of this study is to provide readers and prospects with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the Enterprise Management solutions on their manufacturing organizations. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester conducted in-depth interviews with four Enterprise Management manufacturing customers, each with at least three years of experience using Enterprise Management. For this TEI study, Forrester has created a composite Organization to
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