Cooperative Communication And Collaboration With ERP And IIoT Connectivity
Organizing your internal operations is just as important as external components. With IIoT and ERP, that means putting the right people in the right space with the right information at their disposal.
Operating an enterprise comprised of siloed departments utilizing disparate systems is one of the biggest causes of problems in operations and one of the best reasons to switch to a unified ERP solution. These digital hairballs cause hiccups, miscalculations, bottlenecks, and so many more problems that enterprises refusing act before it’s too late find themselves gone the way of the dodo before long. Putting everyone on the same page with a clear channel of communication and access to the data they need is essential to organizational success.
HOW THE IIOT HELPS
The IIoT addresses many of ERP’s shortcomings. Linking IIoT and ERP provides a much-needed real-time data feed that offers visibility into inventory and a constant feedback loop.
If IIoT is implemented across the value chain, i.e., OEM, Tier I, Tier II, and elsewhere, it specifically makes addressing product traceability and genealogy easier. Every part of the product can be traced to its manufacturing roots. As a result, organizations have better control in the event of product recalls or compliance audits.
The IIoT also provides up-to-date master data. This type of data contains the key properties of manufacturing elements, including information on production orders, material types, planning requirements, goods issue, and goods receipts. Typically, once this information had been fed into the system, there was no mechanism to look back and update it, causing a disparity of data, among other issues. However, the IIoT provides opportunities to refresh master data/records to ensure that the information is kept in sync with operational realities.
Normally, production planning, such as shift level, executed daily, weekly, or monthly, is processed in ERP systems and actual production count is updated manually after a shift/day ends. Any difference in planned versus actuals is a trigger for the next day’s planning. Additionally, the reason codes for downtime analysis are maintained in ERP and used during the downtime booking. With IIoT integration, such bookings are done automatically right from edge machines to ERP systems through the IoT. For example, a leading automotive tire manufacturer in Asia has integrated its IoT data with ERP systems, allowing its management to look at planned versus actual production and machine downtime in real time. This has significantly reduced redundancy and improved planning.
There are multiple and significant benefits from integrating IIoT and ERP, including a boost in financial performance from more actionable data by linking real-time machine information to ERP. Historically, ERP systems could not identify operational failures or their causes. But, with IIoT, using sensors and real-time data, the ERP system is capable of identifying anomalies within seconds.
Should the production of a specific item have a higher-than-expected conversion cost, an IIoT system that is properly set up will quickly identify the portion of the manufacturing process that is failing. This enables target process improvement while decreasing the impact of variation, thus lowering operating costs and creating greater profits. Having the IIOT and ERP work together can also lead to better service levels for customers because sensors and resulting real-time information can signal outages in a billing cycle. Other benefits include faster sales and operations planning including current master data that includes updates for stocks, yields, batch size, and capacity, in addition to an improved management information system (MIS) and performance evaluations of machines.
How YGL BeyondERP can help SMEs in manufacturing industry to adopt and implement Industry 4.0?
We Help Manage Industry 4.0 Implementation via ERP System
With YGL, you’ll be working with the most experienced professionals in the ERP industry. Whether you need short-term support or resources for a long term engagements, our ERP Consultants have the expertise to help you implement and integrate the ERP system requirement for Industry 4.0. With a core team of functional and technical ERP consultants that are both skilled and certified, we can quickly implement a robust ERP System to maximize the value of your investment.
YGL BeyondERP system applications allows you to enable a seamless workflow from your finance to warehouse and right down to your production efficiency by providing you the essential management dashboard which allows you to have a clear visibility.
As an industry leader in ERP system Implementation, we can be sure that each YGL consultants have the highest qualifications. We provide a wide range of ERP System Integrations with experience ranging from IOT(Internet of Things) right down to Data analytics on OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), supporting all functional modules to complete project management for your project needs. All of our consultants are fully vetted for the project they’re submitted for, which means you’re only reviewing the most qualified consultants who do what you need done.
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