Manufacturing monitoring, what are the most frequently asked questions? Over-time FreePoint has observed the top 3 questions about this topic we wish to highlight today, along with the answers!
Can ShiftWorx™ MES Connect with ERP, MRP or Other Business Systems?
Absolutely! Machine and process data is stored in common, open and easily accessible data formats, making it easy to connect the data from ShiftWorx™ MES to any other systems, or to import data from other systems into ShiftWorx™ MES. Utilizing our powerful API tool your machine and process data is accessible across different systems enabling you to send the data across the various platforms and programs within your organization.
What do Operators on the Shop Floor Think of Manufacturing Monitoring; is this More of “Big Brother” Watching?
Most of the operators and employees on the shop floor know that they are being measured, however, they are not aware of their ‘score’ according to their supervisors. From our experience many of the employees feel that the current metrics by which they are being measured are not the true measurement of their efforts and contribution. With a manufacturing monitoring system like ShiftWorx™ MES, operators are empowered and engaged when they are able to view their performance metrics in a real-time feed.
In fact, employees are empowered by self-measurement, meaning they personally account for the speed and quality of their tasks before a supervisor needs to interject. Self-measurement also empowers team members to identify and solve problems quickly as they happen; and if needed, the help of a supervisor is quickly available at the touch of an Andon button on the operator touchscreen that can raise an alarm, display an alert on a shop floor screen, or send an email or text notification to expedite the solution.
Should We Implement Manufacturing Monitoring Now, or Wait Until After We Make Other Improvement Efforts or Investments?
Manufacturing monitoring should be implemented BEFORE making any other improvements or investments so the manufacturer can properly measure and benchmark the true beneficial effect of the changes planned. Fortunately, ShiftWorx™ MES is an easy to deploy, cost-effective solution that enables manufacturers to establish an empirical baseline now, against which the benefit of all future changes and investments can be calculated.
What Machines or Processes Can the Manufacturing Monitoring Solution Connect to?
Our patented technology cloud-connects ANY machine or process non-invasively. In terms of machines, equipment or tools, regardless of the brand, type, complexity or age, ShiftWorx™ MES connects them all.
In Summary, ShiftWorx™ MES Affords You a Manufacturing Monitoring Solution that:
• Cloud-connects ANY machine or process.
• Increases shop floor productivity by 50% or more.
• Is rapidly deployed in less than 5 days.
• Achieves 30% decreased downtime.
• Achieves 20% improved employee engagement.
• Offers a fast ROI in less than 6 months.
Interested to learn more about manufacturing monitoring? The FreePoint Team is here to help you; contact us to book your industry specific consultation and software demo today!
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