Production Intelligence Accelerates Productivity

Loop ratio-based measuring, analyzing, and subsequent change produces continuously improvements PILOT suite of FELTEN Group offers worldwide the first MES-solution with production intelligence approach (“PI Serrig, 08.10.2009 – as one of the first providers of solutions for the production management the FELTEN group has teamed up with their PILOT Suite” aligned on the forward-looking approach of production intelligence (PI).) It differs significantly from the traditional MES concepts that have inherent limitations in the efforts to increase the productivity and economic efficiency. On the one hand, cause is the inability of the existing MES solutions, to provide data from the production processes for real-time analysis, which then immediately optimisation measures can be initiated. On the other hand, they often too much focus automation, which is the current flexibility needs of companies in the design of production processes to little can take into account. The basic approach of production intelligence consists in a control loop with a continuous code-based measurement and analysis as well as subsequent change or improve”, explains Werner Felten, Managing Director of the Software House. This is the actual core idea in the so-called continuous improvement processes (CIP), which however so often still too little arrived in concrete practice, because there is so far no adequate methods and technological concepts, as well as the integration of business processes.

Felten refers in this context to the results of a recent study, according to which the most manufacturing companies future attach critical importance while the indicators as a management tool, but hardly use it. These deficits be eliminated through the control circuit of production intelligence: 1 using of the BDE/TPM systems the entire relevant operating and machine data collected. 2. via analysis tools possible weaknesses are identified and parallel in real time documented. 3. on the basis of the analyzed weaknesses, an optimization action is initiated directly by the system on a stored action Catalog accesses and begins the process of relevant. To immediately see the results of the optimization measures and can be extended if necessary”, Felten describes the benefits. It is not only significantly more transparent, where potential for increase in productivity and economic optimization, but the results of improvement actions can be made directly in appearances.

With the traditional MES systems such optimization management is not possible, making extensive possibilities of increase of efficiency remain unused.” Requirement to exploit the optimisation potential but also the procedures to the flexibility of the workflow, as they have the PILOT are Suite”offered the FELTEN group. If I can change the processes not flexible, many analyses and findings are useless, because my lack of change hands are bound,”says Felten. This was also one of the reasons for this, not least why the continuous improvement processes in practice had reached yet no sufficient effectiveness.