Seiki links the top floor to the shop floor at MACH 2012
Communicating, sharing and analysing information in real time can derive manufacturing organisations a host of benefits, from increased flexibility and responsiveness to customer demands, to reduced costs and improved process efficiency. At MACH 2012, Seiki Systems will be demonstrating how companies can maintain and improve the flow of information between the top floor and the shop floor by utilising its integrated suite of manufacturing software modules.
The most effective implementations of a Seiki manufacturing solution are typically when the customer adopts a holistic approach to their manufacturing execution system, which ensures that data from shop floor can contribute directly to the effective planning and management of the production facilities and manufacturing processes. Seiki offers a wide range of modules, including ERP, production planning, SFDC, resource monitoring, shop floor communications and performance analysis; providing manufacturers with a flexible and scalable solution.
Virtual Factory Environment
At MACH, Seiki will create a virtual factory environment to demonstrate how companies can bring together disparate islands of data to integrate and optimise essential business and manufacturing processes. In the ‘Seiki Office’, the ERP and Scheduler modules synchronise and co-ordinate business and production information in real time to create a realistic, optimised plan for the entire factory. Immediate updates of the latest manufacturing priorities can then be delivered to the shop floor.
On the ‘Seiki Shop Floor’ the Networked Manufacturing System (NMS) facilitates the integration to these top floor business intelligence systems. Industrial touch screen terminals will be used to view complete job information packs and work queues, monitor live resource status and collect works order data, providing direct updates to the Scheduler to close the data loop. It doesn’t end there, as back in the office performance analysis modules provide an easy method of access, viewing and summarising all this manufacturing intelligence data to produce relevant management information, which can be easily shared and used to make informed business decisions.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2012, Seiki has a wealth of experience of working with manufacturing organisations and technologies to help manage the entire works order lifecycle – from top floor to shop floor. A special anniversary edition of Seiki NMS, the core shop floor production management system module, is now available.
See us at MACH 2012 – Hall 5 – Stand 5345