To meet customer demand, steel service centers often have a wide variety of machines, including various X-Y cutting tables, cut off saws, cold saws, and even machining centers. Optimizing the use of these machines directly affects how long it can take to process orders quickly. Knowing the reasons that cause a machine to be inactive helps management determine which machines are needed to remain competitive, which should be upgraded, and which should be replaced.
FreePoint systems can easily connect to the various types of machines found in this environment. The various reasons for down time, which often differ from company to company, can all be easily tracked empirically by ShiftWorx.