The customer runs a commissioning process where items are sorted into seperate production steps from a general container carrying all items for the particular order.
As in other typical SAP installations that manage shopfloor workflows, the system only maps a small part of the real process. There is a disconnect between the information stored in the legacy system and the work that is actually being performed on site. Customization cost of the existing system are to too high for the customer to justify an investment into an optimized commissioning workflow. As a result the customer is constantly struggling with how to remove paper on the shopfloor. This is a common theme in intralogistics optimization where existing systems manage highlevel workflow steps and fail to provide a good user experience.
When in operation, the process does not allow for any realtime status updates. Only when customers can manage to remove paper on the shopfloor, they would be able realize all benefits of a digital workflow. The nature of the paper based workflow is to only allow a very static allocation of work. Using a digital workflow for manual work processes, work orders can easily be reassigned and instant changes to workflows can be realized. The WORKERBASE platform provides these realtime workflow optimization capabilities.
On paper, information is passed from one workflow step to another with very slow handover phases between each process step. In some cases the wait times for each process handover could be as long as a full day since the SAP processes are not reported before the end of each shift. The results are very long lead times in intralogistics processes that could only be improved if paper would be removed from the shopfloor. The WORKERBASE solution allows to detect and remove wait times in workflow processes and optimizes the logistics chain using digitization of processes and work procedures. A digital workflow can now be automatically analysed and optimized leading to a true Industry 4.0 factory.
The workflow can be redesigned into a fully digital solution running on the Workerbase Smartwatch. Each user gets a personal watch that guides him through the process step-by-step.
The solution yields a significant improvement over the current status and allows to directly realize significant savings potential.
Our commissioning application Quickcheck can be put into use in a matter of days including integration of data from your existing systems. Contact us to discus how we can improve your commissioning workflows.