An essential link for the smooth operation of an industrial production company, the production or manufacturing operator leads and supervises one or a set of machines intended for the manufacture, processing or packaging of products. It ensures the requested production in quantity and quality is defined in compliance with the rules of safety, hygiene and environmental protection specific to the sector of activity. It carries out preparation, supply, start-up and shutdown operations, adjustments and controls. It intervenes in the event of an incident and ensures the regular maintenance ofequipment. He knows how to anticipate the rates and quantities to be produced.
The factory operator is responsible for a multitude of tasks, such as: machine configuration, quality control operations, daily activity monitoring, accident risk detection, safety risk detection, machine maintenance, planning (planned and preventive maintenance), inventory management and teamwork with personal and group activity report monitoring.
All of these responsibilities require a rigorous organization in order to best lead the production operation. These processes, however, are generally manual with many printing cycles, entered manually by the operators, then re-entered by others into computers; which generates risks of errors and important delays between the realization of the operations and the data inputs and outputs from business applications.
At the same time, the industrial landscape is undergoing profound change as we entered the 4th industrial revolution. This is particularly characterized by the customization of products. The end consumer wants more and more to differentiate themselves. This requires more customization. Thus, the industry 4.0 production chain must respond to these new demands for unique and personalized products without increasing manufacturing costs, regardless of the production volumes generated. This is why one of the major challenges of this 4th industrial revolution is to successfully connect the customer’s need to the production organ. This connection is established thanks to the contribution and the use of the new technologies in the factory: Internet of things, artificial intelligence, Cloud, Big Data … Thus is born the new generation of factories 4.0 in which the collaborators, machines and products are interconnected for better overall interaction.
As a result, the dialogue between the operator and the factory will become much more intense and vital
To meet this challenge, the factory operator must be connected. A tablet or smartphone is enough for the performer to access the main information about his equipment, his collaborators and the tasks he must perform. The use of mobile digital solutions is revolutionizing the way work is done, while increasing productivity, efficiency and safety in a production plant.
Finally, for reasons of competitive advantage and to respond to new regulatory and environmental challenges, the pressure to innovate in the industry affects all sectors. The digital and mobile transformation of companies is a must to maintain favorable position, or to simply survive.
From the reception of production specifications to the finished product, the digitization of the processes allows the operator a simplification of all the operations related to the manufacturing. This mode of operation therefore requires a versatile application to obtain the information it needs. Being a resource in constant motion, the support of this application must be too. The mobile application is the channel par excellence.
For more efficient coupling with existing factories, it is essential to set up a connected platform which links design and production. It is on this platform connected to the Cloud that the operator will also be connected via mobile applications dedicated to his business.
How UERP responds to these issues
UERP addresses this double problematic. UERP is a true mobile cloud production factory, connected to a company’s information system. UERP creates dedicated and fully customized mobile applications on demand to closely match the needs of each operator based on their environment.
UERP gives the operator access to one or more applications available on a smartphone or tablet with which his tasks are processed. It can therefore carry out multiple actions such as: maintain equipment, manage inventory and schedules, ensure prevention and control of security, experiment with collaborative work, control quality, perform audits, set up machines and quickly solvebreakdowns …
UERP allows the operator to actively participate in operational excellence by aggregating alldata during production operations within the same mobile application while informing the quality control, the performance measurements, the machines used, as well as the employees involved or not.
For example, thanks to the use of UERP on smartphone or tablet, the connected operator can be informed in real time of any modifications. It can then modify the parameters of the effected machine without losing any time. The workflows will then be optimized and therefor time to market reduced. Ditto to obtain the parameters of the machines according to the orders received.
UERP also allows the operator to add pictures with explanatory drawings to signal an anomaly or to send the reports directly to the person in charge of the resolution of the malfunctions.
UERP ensures digital continuity within the production site
Being connected to the big data of your group, UERP makes it possible to connect in real time to the equipment files and documentation of the factory kept up to date, thus avoiding the errors of configuration.
UERP updates the progress of tasks in the factory or workshop in real time, facilitating faster information and decision-making.
A unique platform to digitize all the business processes of the manufacturing sites
The undeniable advantage of UERP is that, not only can the platform digitize the tasks related to the problems of the operator in the factory, but above all it can digitize all the other processes of the group since it manages 100% of the business processes of an entity. Namely, UERP also manages other business processes related to sales and CRM, team performance, facility management, construction 4.0, purchasing and supply chain, logistics, asset management projects, crisis management, training and serious games, event management, marketplaces, mobile CMS, asset management, reservations, digital ERP, connected objects within cities and territories.
UERP digitizes the manufacturing processes the entity to the group
UERP is irreplaceable when the group is split up on several continents and has factories spread over several sites. Indeed, the UERP platform is available de facto in 23 languages. There is no language barrier. In addition, applications created on site can be localized instantly with local parameters specific to each country according to working hours, regulations, the operation of the site concerned and the specificities of the plant. The experience of some immediately benefits others in a collaborative way.
UERP comes with 300 ready-made modules. UERP also supports the construction of software factory libraries specific to each entity, thereby increasing its digitization capabilities on a continuous basis. The platform incorporates the most robust and secure specifications to fit the requirements of each environment. UERP leverages 40 years of combined experience in the cloud and mobile technologies. All developments of UERP come with a guarantee of perfect completion.
UERP: interconnection with business software
UERP integrates rapidly and easily into the company’s information system. In addition, UERP APIs simplify sending data collected via UERP mobile applications to business software packages used by businesses. Thanks to the modular structure of UERP’s applications, it is easy to assemble “à la carte” and for each factory or group of production sites the APIs specific to the business software programs involved in this specific framework. Thus, everyone can respond “on the fly” to the diversity of solutions implemented within each plant (knowing the extreme variety of systems in place and specific operating specific to each industry).
A significant amount of time is to be saved for the operator who can perform his actions while having all the necessary elements at hand. The speed of this process helps prevent the risk of accidentsbefore they occur.
The connected operator 4.0 increases the productivity of a production site by 30%.
UERP facilitates the transition to the factory of the future: a paperless factory, better exploited bigdata, connected objects (smartphones and tablets), interconnections on all floors, the use of augmented reality at the level of production .
Finally, UERP considers the expectations of customers at the very heart of the production unit.
The operator: a profession in full revaluation. Main place of the human is in the heart of the factory.
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January 31, 2017