How to collect data for process improvement?

Efficient data acquisition with a smartwatch

Meaningful data for OEE

The analysis of key-performance-indicators (KPIs), such as product quality, productivity, lead time, stock level, schedule adherence etc., forms a sound basis for business decisions. The Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a standard approach to measure the effectiveness of manufacturing operation. The KPI usually incorporates three different data sources: equipment availability, performance and quality, and thus assesses the equipment effectiveness from multiple perspectives. However, meaningful data is needed and this requires efficient data acquisition capabilities.

Data acquisition is done manually

Most factories still collect data manually, using paper-based forms and spreadsheets for aggregation and compiling reports. This is a time-consuming process and once the data is gathered, processed and compiled into reports, it becomes outdated.

Missing link between data and business value

The value of operational data and KPIs aggregated in performance report is understood by most companies. But often the ability to turn data into actionable insights is lacking.

Our Solution.

The WORKERBASE platform provides efficient data acquisition functions and dashboards to visualize performance analysis.

Data aquisition with smartwatch

The WORKERBASE smartwatch allows to generate new data points e.g. with its integrated barcode scanner or by using manufacturing apps. The annotation of context information e.g. by photo enriches the data set and provides actionable information to e.g. the planner or maintenance engineer.

Automatic data collection and aggregation

The information can be used to produce indicators for the work performance and can be analyzed in web based dashboards.

HMI for IOT devices and connected machines

Production parameters e.g. from connected IOT devices or connected machines can be visualized on the WORKERBASE smartwatch.

Your Results!

Regular performance reports inform the responsible managers about the current development and increase transparency about manufacturing operation.

Data acquisition and information preparation usually takes a lot of time which can be minimized with the WORKERBASE platform.

Enhanced shopfloor transparency

Time and cost savings for compiling KPIS and reports

Provisioning of context information e.g photos to relevant experts

Early identification of trends, e.g. exceedance of thresholds

Automatically initiate workflows for intervention in case of incidents

How WORKERBASE can help you

Our commissioning system supports task parallelization out of the box. If you would like to evaluate how your workflows can be digitally delinearized, then please get in touch with us.

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