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Digital Shop Floor Management

iMes Solutions - your experts for your industry 4.0 project

Consulting Services Digital Shop Floor Management

The digitization of any manufacturing processes - industry 4.0 - means new challenges for man, machine and environment.

Networking and exchange are key elements of digital change in the manufacturing and production world.

Networked exchange among man, machine and ERP systems provides more flexibility, more transpaency and more efficiency for production processes.

iMes Solutions as your competent and inovaive partner will accompany you through all phases of your industry 4.0 project.

  • Analysis of the actual situation

  • Establishment of the Big Picture & requirements

  • Plan for the realization of pilot and project management

  • Realization of the pilot projects

  • Lessons Learned and rollout schedule

  • Management of change

Digital Shop Floor Management
Consulting - Digital Shop Floor Management

Analysis of the actual situation

In a 1st step, our software and IT experts will gather information concerning the actual situation in your production and computing world. 

Status and process analysis

  • Interviews with specialists and business process experts
  • Shadowing and interviews with production employees concerning actual situation and work processes
  • Analysis of existing IT systems in shop floor
  • Identification of existing processes in shop floor
  • KPI identification
  • Interface analysis and description (from shop floor to ERP)

Big Picture & requirements

In a 2nd step, requirements will be collected, analysed and specified.

Creation of Big Picture & requirements

  • Creation of specifications
  • Documentation of the process flow, pointing out of the different networked processes,  description of the  individual processes
  • Analysis of existing processes in shop floor, pointing out of optimization potential
  • Requirement analysis and description of interfaces
  • Identification and description of the project milestones
  • Definition of user stories (agile development processes)

Implementation plan pilot and project management

In a 3rd step, commissioning will be planned in coordination with IT and production and, the necessary interfaces will be realized.

Preparation of commissioning & realization of interfaces

  • Planning of IT commissioning in the production area
  • From planning to the realization of the necessary IT and machine interfaces

Realization pilot

In a 4th step, the industry 4.0 solution will be implemented and realized.

Realization & implementation

  • Realization and implementation of industry 4.0 solutions
  • Innovation projects
  • Development and rollout of MES systems (from shop floor to ERP)
  • GoLive support on site
  • Recognition and description of optimizations for the running system and their integration
  • 24/7 support in regular operation

Lessons Learned and rollout scheduling

In a 5th step, optimizations for rollout will be recognized and described.

Project retrospective & rollout

  • Recognition and description of optimizations for rollout
  • Project retrospective: written recording and systematic collection, evaluation and aggregation of experiences, developments, information, faults and risks
  • Planning of rollouts in the shop floor area
  • Concept and scaling of IT solutions and IT infrastructure

Management of change

In a 6th step, there will be further development and optimization of existing solutions.

Optimization & further development

  • Optimization and further development of existing solutions