Industry 4.0 – Are you ready to lead the race? By Ranjith kumar DSM March 11, 2020 Industries are now racing towards Industry 4.0. It is the future of productivity and growth of manufacturing Industries. The advancement of manufacturing technology is the hallmark of this revolution that can communicate and cooperate in real time between themselves and humans. The production reality in today’s increasingly competitive world demands efficiency and quality with continuous and improved processes while embracing the Industry 4.0. In order to stay competitive and succeed in the race, you have to push yourself to measure manufacturing productivity right. Hence, deploying an outright production monitoring software PaceDPR, that provides a real-time view of the shop floor will help you optimize your production flow. This article provides detailed view on how to gain momentum in Industrial race using OEE manufacturing system, PaceDPR. Bird’s Eye view on production The production process in the manufacturing industry can be optimized only when the production environment is provided with real-time data. The real-time monitoring can increase the operational productivity level by 50%. PaceDPR is an extremely efficient and effective tool that is designed to provide the real-time view of your complete shop floor. The real-time status will help you fairly understand the manufacturing process & reckon OEE pertinent to availability, performance & quality. The real time visibility on production will augment your focus on productivity & betterment activities & help you eliminate inefficiencies & bottlenecks. Effective performance visualization PaceDPR has been designed to guarantee perfect visualization of all the performance parameters and indicators collected from the production system using the real-time data dashboard displays and analytical reports. These tools are designed to offer transparent and accurate OEE manufacturing data with all the information needed to reduce production loss. The performance of the overall machines and the performance of each machine in a current day can be viewed separately as needed. This will help you analyse the productivity of each machine to overcome the production loss. The reports for analysing data collected can be archived by shift based cumulative reports & hourly production reports. This will allow you to discover the real production capacity of systems, production lines and machinery and will less the equipment maintenance cost by 25%. You could look deeper into the performance of each machine for deeper analysis and decision-making. Tracking Manufacturing Downtime Generally production environments are subject to various causes such as machine malfunction, downtime, failures and rejects that weakens the overall performance of machines, reduces production efficiency, causing economical loss to the Industry. Almost every Industry loses 5 to 20% of its productivity due to downtime. Hence it is necessary to understand the actual cost of downtime and ways to reduce it. However, the performance indicators & OEE manufacturing data alone are not sufficient to detect the causes of inefficiencies. The precise tracking of downtime events is essential to prevent and manage the excessive loss. Pace DPR will provide you an exact view on production line & help you identify bottlenecks, maintenance issues & other events that cause downtime. This information is essential to ascertain what and where the causes of inefficiency are in order to remove them. This helps you analyse the reason behind downtime that occurs due to set up, raw material shortage, scheduled maintenance, meetings and work breaks. By managing the downtime, the productivity loss and inefficiency can be lowered. Take complete control over machines PaceDPR best suits the Industries that run in single and multiple shifts. The evaluation and monitoring of machines can be done based on your shifts and the ideal cycle time of machines. You will be able to update your machine details to understand the performance in relevance to machines. PaceDPR is the simplest & affordable solution designed to aggregate production information and makes it available to production managers with great clarity and simplicity. This will help you close the gap between production processes & planning & will help you lead the industrial race. Talk to our experts to discuss about your requirements at your shop floor to improve your manufacturing productivity.