Solution

Real-Time Planning, Scheduling & Tracking System (RPS)

Transform Your Manufacturing Operations to meet modern production demands and achieve significantly higher efficiency.

Company overview

Hydraulics Engineering, Systems and Components

The client is a leading provider of hydraulic solutions based in Singapore, with a robust presence in the industry. Specializing in a comprehensive range of hydraulic services and products, the company caters to a diverse clientele across various sectors, emphasizing quality, reliability, and innovation. Their expertise spans the provision of advanced hydraulic systems, components, and engineering solutions designed to meet the specific needs of their customers. With a strong commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction, the company has established itself as a trusted partner in the hydraulic industry, offering tailored solutions that enhance operational efficiency and performance. Their dedication to staying at the forefront of technology and service excellence underscores their position as a key player in the regional market, continually striving to deliver value and support to their clients’ evolving needs.

Project Overview

Having successfully implemented the Real-Time Planning, Scheduling & Tracking System (RPS) for our client, the project stands as a testament to our commitment to driving digital transformation in manufacturing operations. From the outset, the project was aimed at addressing critical challenges faced by the client, including manual and disjointed production processes that led to inefficiencies and reduced responsiveness to market demands. Our approach was holistic, beginning with a thorough assessment of the client’s existing systems and processes, followed by a strategic integration of RPS to ensure seamless data exchange and operational synergy with their ERP systems.

Throughout the project, we placed a strong emphasis on change management and training, recognizing that the adoption of such an advanced system required a cultural shift and upskilling of the workforce. By closely collaborating with the client’s teams, we managed to not only implement the system but also foster a sense of ownership and enthusiasm for the new capabilities it unlocked. The RPS system has enabled real-time visibility into the production schedule and shop floor activities, allowing for dynamic adjustments and enhanced decision-making capabilities. As a result, the client has reported significant improvements in operational efficiency, machine utilization, and order cycle times, directly translating into better customer service and competitiveness in the market.

This project not only signifies a major step forward for the client in their digital journey but also demonstrates our expertise in leveraging technology to solve complex operational challenges. It’s a clear illustration of how strategic digital interventions can transform traditional manufacturing environments into agile, efficient, and highly responsive operations.

Objective

Companies seeking to adopt the Real-Time Planning, Scheduling & Tracking System (RPS) are primarily motivated by the objective to significantly enhance their manufacturing operations’ efficiency, responsiveness, and adaptability. The overarching goal is to seamlessly bridge the gap between enterprise-level planning and the reality of shop floor execution, ensuring that production activities are closely aligned with the company’s strategic objectives. By digitalizing and automating planning, scheduling, and tracking processes, these companies aim to achieve real-time visibility into their operations, enabling them to make informed decisions swiftly and effectively. This agility allows them to better manage and mitigate disruptions, optimize machine utilization, and reduce order cycle times, thereby increasing their ability to meet customer demands with greater accuracy and speed. Furthermore, the integration with existing ERP systems is designed to foster a cohesive operational environment, where data-driven insights drive continuous improvement and innovation. Ultimately, the adoption of RPS signifies a company’s commitment to leveraging advanced technology to drive productivity, ensure competitive advantage, and elevate customer satisfaction to new heights.

Background

For companies navigating the competitive and fast-paced landscape of modern manufacturing, the need for agility, efficiency, and real-time decision-making is more critical than ever. Traditional methods of production planning, scheduling, and shop floor tracking, often characterized by manual processes and siloed systems, significantly hamper a company’s ability to respond dynamically to market demands, leading to issues like machine underutilization, extended order cycle times, and challenges in adapting to unexpected events such as equipment breakdowns or rush orders. In this context, adopting a solution like the Real-Time Planning, Scheduling & Tracking System (RPS) represents a strategic move towards digital transformation, aimed at bridging the gap between high-level enterprise planning and granular shop floor execution. This transition is not just about technological upgrade but also about embracing a new operational ethos that prioritizes flexibility, transparency, and optimization. For companies looking to stay ahead, RPS offers a pathway to transform their manufacturing operations into a streamlined, responsive, and highly efficient system, capable of meeting the modern demands of production and customer satisfaction.

Business Opportunity

Adopting the Real-Time Planning, Scheduling & Tracking System (RPS) presents both significant challenges and lucrative opportunities for companies seeking to modernize their manufacturing operations. One of the main hurdles includes the integration of RPS with existing ERP systems and operational processes, which can be complex and require a strategic approach to ensure seamless data exchange and functionality. This transition also demands a robust change management strategy, as moving from manual to automated, digital workflows may meet resistance from employees accustomed to traditional processes. Ensuring staff are adequately trained to use the new system is vital, necessitating time and investment in skills development.

On the flip side, the adoption of RPS opens up a plethora of opportunities for enhanced operational efficiency and productivity. Companies can expect real-time visibility into production scheduling and shop floor activities, enabling dynamic responses to changes and unexpected events, such as machine breakdowns or urgent orders. This agility significantly reduces downtime and improves the ability to meet customer demands promptly. Additionally, the system’s integration capabilities ensure that planning and execution are closely aligned with the company’s strategic goals, fostering an environment of continuous improvement and innovation. In essence, while the adoption of RPS poses challenges in terms of integration and change management, the potential gains in efficiency, responsiveness, and competitiveness present a compelling case for its implementation.

Solution

The Real-Time Planning, Scheduling & Tracking System (RPS) stands at the forefront of manufacturing innovation, embodying a transformative approach to production management. With its foundation in microservice architecture, RPS is not only agile and scalable but also remarkably quick to deploy across diverse manufacturing landscapes. This system revolutionizes the traditional manufacturing processes by automating and digitizing planning, scheduling, and tracking operations in real-time. It empowers manufacturers with the ability to dynamically respond to shop floor changes, unexpected events, and urgent orders, ensuring that productivity is maximised and downtime minimized.

Integration with ERP systems allows RPS to function seamlessly within the broader enterprise ecosystem, enhancing data coherence and operational efficiency. Its advanced management capabilities, including comprehensive resource modelling, user and product management, and detailed inventory control, offer an unprecedented level of control over the manufacturing process. Customizable dashboards provide a birds-eye view of the production landscape, facilitating informed decision-making and enabling proactive management of production activities.

At its core, RPS is designed to bridge the gap between strategic planning and tactical shop floor execution. By offering capabilities for real-time mobile tracking, dynamic rescheduling based on live shop floor data, and in-depth reporting on performance metrics, RPS equips manufacturers with the tools needed to navigate the complexities of modern manufacturing. It’s more than a system; it’s a digital companion that guides manufacturing enterprises through the challenges of today’s fast-paced market environment, ensuring they remain competitive, efficient, and capable of delivering exceptional customer satisfaction.

Key features and functionalities

FeaturesBenefits
Microservice ArchitectureEnhances scalability and deployment speed, making it adaptable to various manufacturing environments.
Automated and Real-Time Production Planning & SchedulingDynamically handles production schedules with automated updates, allowing for real-time adjustments in response to shop floor changes.
Real-Time Mobile Shop Floor Order TrackingProvides capabilities for tracking work orders in real time via mobile devices directly from the shop floor.
Dynamic ReschedulingOffers flexibility to reschedule production in real-time due to unexpected events such as urgent orders or machine breakdowns.
ERP IntegrationSeamlessly integrates with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to ensure coherent data exchange and operational alignment.
Configurable DashboardsFeatures customizable dashboards for monitoring planning, scheduling, and shop floor activities, providing a comprehensive overview of production execution.
Comprehensive Resource ModelingSupports multiple resource models, including machines, manpower, tooling, and materials, to accommodate complex manufacturing processes.
User, Product, and Resource ManagementEnables detailed management of users, products, and resources within the manufacturing environment, including roles, permissions, machine settings, and operation instructions.
Sales and Work Order ManagementFacilitates the comprehensive management of sales and work orders, from creation and editing to updating delivery dates and managing related documentation.
Inventory and Delivery Order ManagementOffers extensive control over inventory, including raw materials and finished goods, with functionalities for allocation, tracking, and delivery order creation.
Daily Production Scheduling (DPS)Allows for precise scheduling of daily production tasks, integrating various operational factors for optimized production flow.
Process ManagementSupports the definition and management of manufacturing processes, including routing, process time specification, and operation instructions.
Material and Part ManagementIncludes functionalities for managing raw materials, parts, assemblies, and their respective allocations, ensuring efficient use of resources.
Integration with Tracking SystemsEnables integration with tracking systems for a seamless flow of work order status updates, enhancing the accuracy of production planning and scheduling.
Advanced ReportingProvides detailed reporting capabilities for inventory status, production scheduling, machine utilization, and job progress, aiding in decision-making and operational improvement.

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Adopt the Real-Time Planning, Scheduling & Tracking System (RPS) today to transform your manufacturing operations. Embrace agility, efficiency, and real-time decision-making to stay ahead in the competitive market. Transition to a streamlined, responsive, and highly efficient system, ensuring you meet modern production demands and achieve higher customer satisfaction. Expert team at NCODE understands the business operations of manufacturing companies from our extensive experience. Transform your business today and embrace digital transformation with NCODE Consultant, a trusted technology partner for nearly three decades with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and India. We offer a comprehensive suite of Software Services. View all our solutions and reach out to us if you are looking for custom solutions. Contact our team or you can also call us at (+65) 6282 6578.

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