Integration: Corporate (Multi-plant) Manufacturing

Introduction

Users can scale integration from very simple to very complex. In this corporate-wide example, GainSeeker is tightly integrated with several existing business systems forming a comprehensive data infrastructure for monitoring performance and driving continuous improvement.

System design considerations

Begin with the end in mind:

  • Identify the key stakeholders and system users
  • Design the key dashboard images and reports that each user needs to optimize their performance
  • What affects the data? Can that be linked to the data using traceability fields?
  • What do you want to report on?
  • How do you want to see the data at both the corporate and the plant level? Consider the Multi-plant rollup in GainSeeker.

With those components in place:

  • Identify the sources of all data
  • Map the data transformations required to deliver knowledge for each dashboard.

Typical system design

Key stakeholders include:

  • Machine operators
  • Quality Inspectors
  • Analysts

Operators need:

  • Dashboards that prompt timely data entry, with alarms and supporting data
  • Data entry screens that capture visual inspection data and automated gage data
  • Trend charts on machine performance with automated predictions of when trends become problems

Inspectors need:

  • Color-coded button monitors trends and operator or QA test failure
  • Machine-specific dashboards highlighting failures

Analysts need:

  • Trend lines and schedules for planned maintenance
  • Pareto of defect reasons
  • Notifications of all pending issues
  • Status of resolved issues
  • Device History Report summarizing KPIs for each completed work order

All users need:

  • Two-factor authentication
GainSeeker Suite Integration Use Case: Multi-plant Manufacturing

GainSeeker Suite Integration Use Case: Multi-plant Manufacturing

Resources

  • Corporate Use Case Slide Deck [approved for use?]