Challenge: Limited visibility of WIP
Production managers often find it hard to stay on top of production status and identification and location of products.
Modern factories require a digital twin of the manufacturing shop floor and its strategic assets, with the location of every pallet and WIP tracked continuously and that data synchronized with the actual factory’s enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing resource planning (MRP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) applications.
By deploying uRTLS™ in the factory and attaching tags to relevant WIP assets, customers can achieve:
- real-time visibility of the production flow
- flagging of events using geofences deployed in the factory and measurement of KPIs
- aggregate data using 2D factory layout display, with production sections and intermediate stocks
- real-time events synchronized with actual factory systems, such as ERP, MES and MRP applications