Enabing Enterprise Agility Using Low Cost Mobile Phones

February 24, 2011
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Instant visibility into metrics such as OEE enables plant managers to take quick action to maintain or improve indicators tied to plant operations and maintenance. Plant managers benefit from the ability to compare different production lines, equipment condition, maintenance activity, helping them establish best practices and drive optimal delivery. They can use this integrated software to communicate continuous improvement initiatives in real time and respond to unexpected deviations and exceptions in real-time – all using a simple mobile phone.

Instant visibility into metrics such as OEE enables plant managers to take quick action to maintain or improve indicators tied to plant operations and maintenance. Plant managers benefit from the ability to compare different production lines, equipment condition, maintenance activity, helping them establish best practices and drive optimal delivery. They can use this integrated software to communicate continuous improvement initiatives in real time and respond to unexpected deviations and exceptions in real-time – all using a simple mobile phone.

Collecting data, such as pressure, temperature, amps, and oil levels using a mobile phone, as well as performing inspection routes and calibration checks. Accessing work orders using mobile phones and also pushing work schedules are  of great use. Technicians can perform the actual work with instructions on their mobile phone, enter time taken/work performed details, and close the work orders right on the mobile phone in real time. In addition, business rules and procedures can be enforced more easily with the use of software than with paper-based systems.

Mobile computing offers a proven solution for secured access of equipment history and repair information for engineers  on the move. With mobile phones becoming lighter and powerful, manufacturing companies should take advantage of this technology to improve their productivity and efficiency. Enabling Agility in a manufacturing plant becomes so easy, there by increasing agility and efficiency using the vast array of low cost mobile phones.

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