Optimizing inventory, streamlining workflow
The imminent global slowdown in many countries due to geopolitical reasons is not to be taken lightly. Companies are on an overdrive to adopt cost reduction and resource optimization methods. Optimizing the cost of production – manufacturing, supply chain, warehousing, logistics is the order of the day for managers to come up with new ideas.
Automation technologies are here to stay. New generation wireless sensors based on Bluetooth technologies are becoming mainstream for asset & inventory tracking applications. With the growing pressure to reduce costs and optimize resources, manufacturing and supply chain logistics companies are looking at ready to deploy, low cost of ownership solutions that can aid in bringing new measurement matrices that can help in decision making using software applications for streamlining shop floor.
IOT in electronics manufacturing shop floor monitoring
Indoor positioning is another technology adoption that is gaining popularity due to its ease and low cost of deployment. Now plant managers, shop floor engineers can get near-real-time views on what is happening in the production and inventory storage areas. For example, using the wireless mesh technology, the shopfloor monitoring software allows zoning into small 5 x 5 meter regions. Deploying low maintenance tags on stationary objects will enable visualization of these objects on a cloud platform. This means production planning, inventory movement, people allocation, contractor tracking activities can be closely measures for monitoring and control.
IOT in Electronics manufacturing – use case
Our customer is a leading manufactuer of equipment related to electronics industry. They had a requirement to measure and monitor the shop floor of their plant at Singapore. We built a proof of concept solution by designing a shop floor workflow monitoring solution that divided the 30,000 square feet area into different production zones, deployed wireless gateways, deployed tags on production equipment. This helped in understanding the workflow patterns, staff movement and design productivity matrices. Read about our Industrial IOT use cases.
Electronics manufacturing Automation can help save millions
Return on Investment in automation ROI measurement can be achieved through the pilot deployment of wireless asset tracking & monitoring solutions. The easy to deploy solutions enables plant managers to install the solution in a real-life environment, following which our team of business consultants will help you in formulating best practices through internal workshops for the cost of production management.
Goods in transit, supply chain visibility
In order to complete the cycle of measure-monitor-control, the last mile of the supply chain needs to be integrated into a central system. This will bring efficiencies in procurement, production and distribution cycles. With the advent of low maintenance, 2G / 4G enabled supply chain Cellular IOT solutions, operations control will be able to closely monitor the movement of inventory, prefabricated raw materials, and finished goods from start to finish.
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