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ERP: Managing the Manufacturing Shop Floor | Creating a smarter factory floor with Industry 4.0 | Industry 4.0 ERP and Shop Floor Integration with ERP

ERP: Managing the Manufacturing Shop Floor | Creating a smarter factory floor with Industry 4.0 | Industry 4.0 ERP and Shop Floor Integration with ERP
ERP: Managing the Manufacturing Shop Floor
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ERP Supports Each Manufacturing Role 

YGL Beyond ERP solution can serve as one of the most valuable assets in your plant, providing integral capabilities not only for accountants and executives but also for every single shop floor employee. Beyond ERP supports three different manufacturing roles.  

  • Production Manager 
  • Quality Inspector 
  • Machine Operator 

Industry 4.0 ERP and Shop Floor Integration with ERP

Big data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing are all familiar concepts. As key technologies under the Industry 4.0 umbrella, it is likely that each of these will begin playing a significant role in reshaping the way you operate your manufacturing processes much sooner than you might imagine.

According to Gartner, Industry 4.0 is a framework for addressing the digitalisation of complex value chains and the efficient collaboration between businesses, IoT, technology providers and consumers. Industry 4.0 extends beyond the digitisation of physical assets, with the vision of a digitally enabled industrial economy that integrates business processes and data across multiple supply chains and value chain participants.

Connected for digital transformation

Integrating your ERP with other business systems is key to true digital transformation and in delivering efficiency on the factory floor. Food and beverage manufacturers can achieve a more holistic view by taking advantage of an integrated suite, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM). ERP dictates; and EAM ensures reliability and uptime.

Manufacturers seeking to improve their production performance using the technologies currently available – in particular IoT and access to machine data – should seek comprehensive solutions encompassing a range of functionalities. ERP functionality should provide for production planning, scheduling and materials management. EAM functionality for maintenance reliability, and operational insight into maintenance activities, so that potential disruptions to production can be avoided.  While machine intelligence and the analysis of data to drive continuous improvement is delivered by Beyond ERP functionality.

With these three systems connected, you can access critical business information in real-time and start to paint a clearer picture of your manufacturing operations.

Industry 4.0 ahead

If manufacturers use Industry 4.0 to its full potential, they will be able to enhance collaboration outside their plants and involve the wider supply chain – from suppliers of raw materials, right through to distribution centres – to streamline their operations. 

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