Technology changes the entire production process
In traditional manufacturing plants, manufacturing stages often operate separately, lack the connectivity and are manually operated by workers.
Factors leading to inefficient and time-consuming management
Technologies such as AI, robotics, cognitive automation, data analysis, etc. are creating momentum for the manufacturing industry to change drastically. In particular, data collection & analysis and process optimization are the key activities within the digital transformation process of manufacturing units.
The foundation for digital transformation success within a factory is the IoT network. As the core of a smart factory is that every product, process, machine or tool can be connected and communicate with each other within the same setting, boosting productivity and efficiency for the whole production process.
FPT Digital consults Smart Factory solution for business on 2 key digital management and operation systems
Digital management and operation system based on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Product Lifecycle Management
The PLM system integrates data throughout the production value chain from the product ideation to product deployment and put into use via sensors and software that are built-in to machines and equipment. Information from the devices is, then, measured, analyzed and transmitted to a shared system, from which managers can directly access and receive reports.
“64% industrial companies would invest more in building a product lifecycle management system in 2019.” (CIMdata, 2019)
Digital management and operation system based on Manufacturing operation management (MOM)
Manufacturing operation management
The MOM system digitizes the entire manufacturing process from production materials collection, production planning and process optimization, to ensure the quality of the manufacturing process and deliver reliable information for management.
"The global manufacturing operations management software market is set to expand robustly at a CAGR of ~10% during the period of 2019 - 2023." (Transparency Market Research, 2019)
Currently, FPT provides a production management system solution akaMES that helps businesses manage, monitor and synchronize data in real time, throughout the production process.
FPT is also a partner of GE Predix and Siemens - the two leading technology corporations in the world in providing comprehensive solutions for businesses in manufacturing sector.
In the beverage manufacturing sector, FPT has successfully implemented production management system solutions for a number of factories in Asia and Western Europe. By integrating this system with ERP software, managers can monitor in real-time the productivity and quality of the entire plant quickly and compactly. With the system, factories can also take initiatives in arranging maintenance and downtime schedules, thereby, optimizing operation.