Every company aims to increase their efficiency and gain competitive advantages.
Digitized industrial systems have been one of the biggest drivers of these goals in recent years.
These solutions form the framework for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
In contrast to the Internet of Things (IoT), the Industrial Internet of Things focuses solely on industrial processes.
The IIoT enables important data to be recorded and deployed in real time, which then provides a basis for reducing costs in production and establishing new business models.
Sensors and controllers are the starting point for doing so. Continuous data processing from the sensor to the ERP system melds together the physical and digital worlds.
Without any time delays, systems autonomously report information about their statuses, any required maintenance and servicing, actual material consumption, and more.
GIB Shop Floor Integration then further processes this information within its context and automatically triggers follow-on processes in SAP ERP.
Exchanging information in real time minimizes disruptions to production and drastically increases throughput and production capacity.
- Increased machine availability and reduced downtimes thanks to automated material provision and precision maintenance
- Optimal coordination between production and maintenance planning
- Optimized service life for production equipment (tools, etc.)
Next step/evolution in the automation of processes in SAP ERP through vertical integration
Establishment of condition-based and predictive maintenance. This reduces maintenance costs and improves data quality for analyses and KPIs.
Greater sustainability by providing energy requirements (power, water, compressed air, etc.) to calculate CO2 footprints
Comparison and verification of planning in SAP ERP with the real world of the shop floor
Fast and simple rollout. Initial pilot projects can be implemented in just two project weeks with minimal support from your internal IT team
Add-on directly integrated into SAP ERP with points of transfer into established standard processes
Low training costs for users
A manufacturing company must ensure that a key bottleneck machine is available for production.
To do this, it is necessary to obtain and evaluate critical information on the condition of the machine.
The information is based on the continuous actual wear and used to determine the shop floor integration software.
The SFI solution is based on these near-real-time events from production to automatically initiate necessary follow-up activities, e.g. initiating maintenance measures in PM/EAM and ordering spare parts.