Production Line Downtime, Shift Manager and Reporting Tool
We were approached by a large multinational manufacturing firm and asked to provide a database driven production line management tool to allow them to track and maintain data on all aspects of their production environment, including downtime, maintenance, production levels and many other data points. There were several challenges to overcome, not least of which was the concern from the unionized workers that the system needed to be not only easy to use but similar to a basic excel based process that had been used for several years. On the management side, their requirements were more detailed and data driven. We provided the company with a solution whose front end was simplistic, automated and with as little human interaction as possible while still providing accurate data for the management team.
While the day to day worker enters data on the line, the management team is able to meet with current, live data and dashboards to see up to the second efficiencies or issues as they happen. The reporting software allows the team to work within a simple and intuitive interface to extract data as required by each manager.