What is a digital shop floor?
A digital shop floor will integrate existing ERP systems like SAP with applications and devices such as mobile bar code/QR code scanners and printers. This will be used to automate key processes on shop floor such Goods issue and reversal, SFG and Finished goods confirmation etc.
Along with that, SAP modules such as Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling or PPDS can be used and customized as per requirement to give accurate production schedules to the shop floor.
Production planning is generally done from budgeted sales plan – to meet sales requirements as per production cycle times. Demand for the product is entered as Planned Independent requirements in SAP Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP-DS) module as part of SAP APO.
Alongside the desired scheduling date, the basis of detailed scheduling for an order, for example, are the capacity requirements of the activities. Optimum control which constraints, rules, and parameters the system must take into account during scheduling considering parameters like-
- Capacity of Production Line
- Sequence of the Production orders
Digital Scheduler functionality in SAP will help scheduler to visualize the demand and capacity to derive optimum production like utilization and thus improve operational Excellence
Digital Shop floor Execution
Goods Issue to Shop floor
User scans the Bar code of the Raw materials in inventory and this triggers goods issue in SAP system
Shop floor confirmation
When Finished goods are confirmed,an IoT device will communicate it to SAP and Goods Receipt will happen in SAP system
Labelling of Finished Goods
A Bar code scanner will be used to scan the Gate entry sticker and Goods Receipt will be triggered in SAP system.
Digitization of the shop floor can be thus done in many other scenarios such as the above.This will reduce human error, improve shop floor productivity and efficiency and provide real time data to management.
Benefits of Digital Shop floor
Reduces human error
Increases efficiency of shop floor
Improves shop floor productivity
Better accuracy and precision
Provides real time data to management
DigiZura has the capability to implement digital shop floor in various industries mentioned below
- Wires and Cables
- Steel and Metal processing
- Consumer goods