You do not need massive investments to set out on a journey to a smart factory. You can do it step by step. It is important to start digitising and set basic principles, even if to a small extent. This sums up the main idea of the 6th annual international conference PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 2016. ANASOFT was centre stage again. It engaged the senior production managers taking part at this prestigious event in a survey on digitisation of manufacturing companies.
In accordance with the principles of sustainable development, people are increasingly concerned with the elimination of paper. This way of thinking is close also to us, in ANASOFT. Through our SMART solutions we have brought the paperless reality in many sectors where we have successfully replaced standard paper processes. We have selected a few tips for paperless processes in production with our Manufacturing Execution Systems EMANS.
The issue of excess stock is not unique and many manufacturers face the problem of piling up components, raw materials or their spare parts. In some manufacturing halls, buffer storerooms and annexes take up more than a half of the entire area. As a result, manufacturing sites surrounded by palettes remind one of a battlefield rather than a pleasant and ergonomic working environment. Introducing the WMS - Warehouse Management System can be the right solution.
The automotive industry recorded growth in 2015. However, rapid growth in production may also have an undesirable effect on the business environment. Suppliers more frequently point out the growing turnover rate of employees. This situation has a significant impact on the costs of the companies, but the labor shortage also complicates the flexibility of their reaction to the increased demand of automotive factories in particular.
As the results of the PwC survey have shown, almost half of the manufacturing companies worry about the permanent pressure of automobile producers on improving productivity. The dearth of skilled labor along with turnover rates have a huge impact on company costs. Using the EMANS manufacturing information software can be the solution.
Quality is one of the fundamental requirements for manufacturing; this refers to the quality of input components, the quality of the assembly technology itself and the quality of the final product. Each defective product means additional costs for repair or for the manufacturing of a new piece. But if the defect is not identified until it reaches the customer, the negative impacts are much greater and frequently not only of a financial nature.
The topic of the fourth industrial revolution is on the agenda more and more often. It appears almost every day in the media, but industrial companies are addressing it too. Some of them already show the introduction of autonomous self-regulation of production lines, which is possible due to the fact that the individual production machines communicate with each other.
Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. The different perception of matters by different genders is frequently explained in such a simplified way. It all begins in childhood. If Kinect and Xbox are at the disposal of a girl, she will most probably use it as her personal fitness or dance instructor. Boys prefer something more combat-related or strategic. And how does it look when toys find their way into the hands of adults?
More than 2,500 participants worldwide – including the world elite met on January 20- 23, 2016 at the 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The automation of manufacturing and the onset of the new industrial revolution was the main agenda.
When Microsoft launched Kinect for the Xbox game console more than five years ago, there was strong evidence that it would be a breakthrough technology destined for success. A device that can use advanced infrared camera, sensors and microphones to track body movements, recognize facial expressions and details such as a clenched fist, allowing to control the game by movements and a voice was to become a major differentiator in the battle with PlayStation and Wii consoles.