The need to rethink crisis management and streamline remote-work for all industries was rapidly accelerated due to the 2020 global Covid crisis. Today, as the global community learns to deal with the changes the pandemic necessitated, many manufacturing plants have realized that going back to pre-Covid times is not an option. As a result, the ability to access production floor data and KPIs from multi-site factories spread across the world, in a single centralized cloud platform, is priceless.
Accurate, real-time to the minute data analysis is critical for factory managers trying to optimize production efficiency and make better business decisions.
The Changing Face of Manufacturing
Digitalization and adoption of industry 4.0 best practices changed the face of the manufacturing industry. One of the most critical changes is the notion that remote manufacturing management is not only possible but critical. Today, to ensure production line efficiency and maximize OEE, managers need to be able to remotely manage factory operations from any device, no matter where they are. In addition to ensuring minimal impact during times of crisis, remote management enables managers to always know the true state of their operations.
When remote management is coupled with Real-time Operational Intelligence (RtOI) solutions, managers can do more than see the state of their operations -they can manage and optimize them remotely too. RtOI solutions improve real-time production efficiency, operational efficiency, communication, and more, instantly digitalizing entire shop floors and streamlining operations.
Matics’ Role in the Changing Workforce
As the workforce changes, the need for Real-time Operational Intelligence (RtOI) solutions that are scalable and adaptable to the changing environment becomes critical. The Matics real-time production efficiency solution for shop floor control is, therefore, a vital tool for all factory stakeholders, from top managers to operators to planners. While social distancing policies are keeping people far away from one another, The Matics RtOI solution suite helps the various stakeholders within a shop floor stay in touch and in the know, resulting in machine availability increase by over 25%, while maintaining the highest product quality.
Here are more reasons why you should consider implementing the Matics cloud solution for your plant as soon as possible:
1. Fully remote management with 100% visibility in real time
Matics provides complete transparency and visibility into production processes REMOTELY for full control over operations in factories of all sizes. Easily accessible from any device, managers can view REAL-TIME KPIs from any machine, production line or site 24/7.
2. Real-time alerts and notifications on critical issues
Matics ensures smart alerts are automatically sent to staff as soon as performance variations are detected, or KPIs shift from pre-set limits. Operators and managers can then instantly respond to bring the process back into balance, avoiding costly downtime or product quality issues before they become serious, hugely expensive problems.
3. Easy and rapid communication for the teams success
Social distancing policies are currently keeping people far away from one another. Matics gives all staff a way to communicate within the production context, keep in touch and stay on top of vital happenings like production halt alerts and technician visits. Tracking all processes in real time helps teams be more productive, accountable and keeps the stress away by letting them remain in control at all times.
4. Significant cost reductions without stopping operations
Detailed manufacturing analytics that Matics offers in real time, allows to draw attention to areas where expenses could be cut down. Actionable insights guide the management, allowing to dramatically reduce: energy consumption, reject yield, waste, and labor costs.
5. Total agility to scale in any direction
Real-time analytics for manufacturing efficiency and actionable insights allow producers to be as agile as this high level of uncertainty requires. Manufacturers can maintain appropriate stocking levels of resources, plan delivery dates with precision and communicate with employees and managers in one central system (even when they are away due to quarantine or in remote locations), tracking tasks, decisions, and capturing necessary information.
6. Maximized production efficiency
If you are manufacturing a product that is in high demand now, you need every little boost to your production capacity that you can get. Matics helps maximize machine availability by 25%, minimize stops, fix bottlenecks quickly, and maintain high product quality.
Use Matics to Maintain Factory Efficiency in a Crisis through Remote Management
To sum up, Matics is the most robust out of the existent RtOI solutions, that can guide factories of all sizes through the changing conditions, and help them come out of these trying times stronger than before. With instant deployment that doesn’t require any stops in manufacturing, the ROI is around only 4 weeks. What’s more, Matics clients report undeniable benefits from a new culture that is collaborative, transparent and empowering everyone on the production floor.