Transparency in production is a significant success factor to stay competitive in the long-term. The collection of shop floor data makes a substantial contribution to this goal.
In general, data collection is the recording of data captured during the processing of production orders and their corresponding operations. These include, apart from classical data such as order times, quantities and status messages, simple quality data (yield/scrap) and data recording labor times. Quantities and status messages can either be entered manually in the shop floor terminal or read out directly from machines or their controls via interfaces. In this case, synergies with automated data collection should be used. HYDRA BDE clearly offers more functions and benefits than a classic stand-alone BDE system.
In addition, order-related information management falls within the scope of HYDRA BDE. The goal is to support the production process by means of digital information and to provide actual data from the shop floor to show the order progress in real time.
At the same time, shop floor data with a wide range of evaluations and KPIs form the basis for the entire production control. It also supports improved cost accounting and post-calculation processes in ERP which is based on actual data from BDE. Furthermore, controlling teams not only benefit from the increased transparency but also because KPIs are calculated in a reproducible manner.
Benefits of shop floor data collection with HYDRA BDE
- Complete transparency of the production processes
- Less effort and fewer errors due to paperless production
- Improving ontime deliveries and preventing express transports
- Shorter throughput times due to the reduction of idle times
- General improvement in the quality of the data which also has benefits for the ERP system
Many business units across the enterprise can benefit from an MES system such as HYDRA. Our ROI Analyzer reveals the untapped potentials that are still hidden within your production processes and will show you how they can be assessed monetarily.