How to find the benefits of combining product quality metrics and machine and work cell data to get more and better performance out of your shop floor.
Next level understanding of manufacturing performance comes from combining production data sources. How easily that integration can be done is key to finding that insight. Having siloed systems on the floor can make it easy to monitor and control but it works against bringing necessary data points together.
When considering the intertwined nature of managing product quality and production performance, it’s important to make sure shop floor management is properly integrated. Using a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) like MV2 that has the inherent ability to collect data from both operations and combine them into one database is one way to make that integration easy.
Once this data is analyzed together, deeper insights can be formed that lead to positive changes for overall manufacturing efficiency. When quality data can be connected directly to specific production machines or processes – especially in a multi-line environment – managers can begin to understand if the problems are tooling wear, machine age or other aspects.
Connecting quality to different stages of production can more accurately determine where in the process the issues emanate from. MES systems like MV2 can also connect workers to cells and shifts. This provides the ability for managers to drill down to whether it may be a worker issue. Perhaps more training is necessary, supervision is needed or if maintenance is needed.
Of course, these are just a taste of what may lay in store for the manager who can combine, with much more granularity, production and quality data. It’s also much easier to do when the company has a system like MV2 that is built to provide this integration of data across departments and functions.
If you’re looking to get this level of manufacturing understanding for your shop floor operations, contact us today. Our highly experienced sales engineers are ready to have a conversation about what can be expected and achieved when MV2 is running on your floor.