In automated production, material supply and intralogistics play an important role regarding productivity of production lines and machines. It is essential to provide the right material at the right time to the right station of the production line in order to run machines on a high level of productivity. The logistics personnel needs to know in real-time, which station of a line must be supplied with material to establish a demand-oriented and efficient material supply.
This can only be realized by providing the supply information per station user-friendly to the intralogistics, no matter where the logistics personnel is located in this critical moment. Smartwatches and wearables in combination with intelligent material supply notifications can solve this issue effectively.
The plus10-tool Shannon® faces this production challenge in the material supply.
Shannon®, the Real-time Solution Recommender, provides material supply notifications and situational problem-solving proposals for intralogistics and employees responsible for production lines to reduce downtimes during material supply, breakdowns and short stops. The tool thus forms a continuously effective optimization loop based on high-frequency machine controller data. Shannon® makes expert knowledge about material supply, problems and their solutions explicitly available to the entire staff worldwide at the right moment in a mobile app on various mobile devices, e.g. smartwatches.
"With Shannon®, the occurring errors and notifications on the complex, automated line could be detected and localized quickly and effectively. The Shannon® smartwatches for the operating and logistics personnel were especially helpful here."
PLC Technician, Production Process Engineering, ebm-papst St. Georgen GmbH & Co. KG