The goal of this guide is to assist manufacturers with the implementation of production monitoring on the plant floor to solve business challenges.
With the right data and the right tools to visualize data, production monitoring can connect your machines and empower you to help solve many of the manufacturing challenges affecting productivity.
With the help of this 6-step guide, you’ll define your challenges and areas for growth, gather data, and apply the data to gain insights into how to solve your problems by understanding the implementation approach we take for our customers.
For almost every manufacturer, production monitoring is the first step in gaining greater plant floor visibility.
A true manufacturing production monitoring software is designed to provide visibility on the factory floor by acquiring data from the machines on the floor, cleaning and contextualizing that data, calculating KPI’s, and producing role-based visualizations and dashboards. With data in context, you can gain actionable insights that will help you improve your manufacturing processes.
By connecting to machines and gathering the necessary data, manufacturers will be able to:
By leveraging production monitoring, manufacturers get more insight and understanding of performance on the factory floor.
In order to begin implementing production monitoring, it is important to first consider how your factory floor can improve to a point of increased productivity and efficiency. “What are your challenges?”
We believe in a “start small, think big, move fast” approach when implementing production monitoring on the plant floor. It’s okay to start small but start ASAP. Then, once you’ve solved one problem, continuously improve the rest of your plant floor.
“When you have a data-driven approach, you tend to work better as a team, too, because it’s fact and not opinion.”