Solarsoft Production Manager helps manufacturers overcome typical shop floor reporting challenges including poor inventory accuracy, insufficient capacity and limited production status visibility.
Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) August 09, 2012
Solarsoft Business Systems, a leading provider of enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers worldwide, today announced the release of Production Manager, a new event-based production reporting add-on module for Solarsoft’s iVP enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for discrete manufacturing.
The Solarsoft Production Manager software helps manufacturers overcome typical shop floor reporting challenges including poor inventory accuracy, insufficient capacity and limited production status visibility.
Poor inventory accuracy can be costly, typically leading to excess inventory costs, material expediting costs, late or incorrect customer orders and express shipping costs. Late or incorrect orders create customer compliance and satisfaction issues and can make it challenging to retain customers and win new business. The Production Manager automates and error-proofs production reporting and, combined with Solarsoft iVP lot serialization and RF scanning and labeling functionality, delivers over 99% inventory accuracy.
Another typical challenge is insufficient capacity. Production Manager’s automatic collection of downtime reason data enables machine performance analysis, so process improvement efforts can focus on the largest opportunities to reduce downtime and increase overall capacity. This also ensures that key metrics like Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) are calculated using real data instead of what the operator had time to manually report.
Limited production status visibility is also a common challenge, where manufacturers commonly quip “what is currently running and when can I expect my order to be available?” The Production Manager ensures that you know exactly what is happening on your shop floor at all times.
Stewart Baillie, VP of Product Development at Solarsoft says, “With customer minimum process requirements ever more demanding, we are confident that the addition of Production Manager will help manufacturers meet those requirements and deliver the right number of parts with the right labels to the right customer at the right time.”
Solarsoft Production Manager Highlights
- Web-based, touchscreen and keyboard compatible HMI
- Event-based reporting of machine state and production
- Machine PLC-automated data collection
- Web services-based API enables integration with ERP systems
About Solarsoft Business Systems
Solarsoft provides modern enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers, distributors and wholesale businesses in North America, Europe and Asia. The company has grown organically and through acquisition since 1986 and has worldwide revenues of US$100 million. Solarsoft employs more than 450 professionals providing local support across 16 time zones. More than 2,500 companies rely on Solarsoft to bring clarity and efficiency to their daily operations. For more information please visit http://www.solarsoft.com.