Technology continues to improve our lives and the way we do business, especially when it comes to business automation. From the factory lines to the front lines of customer service, technological solutions give management better insight into the real-time workings of business. That said, real time shop floor data collection all too often remains divorced from other business systems, with minimal automated communication between the two. A truly intelligent shop floor brings business software into close contact with automated manufacturing systems, giving a top-to-bottom view of the environment as it really is.
The intelligent shop floor gives real-time data on the actual goings-on of the moment. That means if a client calls for a status update, you no longer need to consult with a chain of people to gain that information. With a few clicks, anyone with access can find out what projects are underway and make reasonable estimates for completion. If there are any problems on the line, you can see those too.
Big Picture View
Better details mean a clearer overall picture. The intelligent shop floor also gives information on production times, allowing you to compare productivity of workers and machines. Using the objective data collected from these integrated systems, you can spot problem areas, and also areas which are working well.
Less Paper (and More Accuracy)
Another, far less efficient way to get much of this data involves regular handwritten reports. Such reports take time, use paper and are subject to all manner of human error. An intelligent shop floor cuts out the middle man, freeing workers to do their jobs without taking time out to fill out endless reports.
If you would like more information about Real time shop floor data collection and other solutions to help make your business more efficient, contact us today. See what Radley Solutions can do for you.