Engineering & Manufacturing Workflow Assessment
Is Your Company a Candidate for Industry 4.0?
Gain an understanding of how Industry 4.0 can apply to your company with a Free, No Obligation “Engineering & Manufacturing Workflow Assessment” tool that can help determine your “Current State” and help identify potential improvement areas.
However, Industry 4.0 goes well beyond simply utilizing modern smart technology. Without the proper information feeding modern smart technology, Industry 4.0 can be defined as garbage in / garbage out technology. The key drivers of Industry 4.0 are reliant on providing meaningful information when and where needed. Our 30 plus years of experience with Industry 4.0 principals has taught us key to success with Industry 4.0 is the consolidation of information silos and the integration between key IT systems (ERP, CRM, CAD / PDM, MES and Legacy). This also includes the incorporation of automated workflow software to reduce and eliminate labor intensive quoting, engineering, and manufacturing workflow tasks.
To begin the process of approaching Industry 4.0 starts with an “Engineering & Manufacturing Workflow Assessment” that helps map out the “Current State” of your company to determine potential improvement areas with the Quoting, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Shop Floor workflow process. Logic Design Corporation (LDC) has devised an innovative spreadsheet to perform an “Engineering & Manufacturing Workflow Assessment” that is free of charge with no obligation to help your company effectively determine potential improvement areas that can be achieved with a variety of available consulting services and software tools. LDC will work with your company to navigate and complete the “Engineering & Manufacturing Workflow Assessment” process.
Engineering & Manufacturing Workflow Assessment Methodology
- The methodology behind the “Engineering & Manufacturing Workflow Assessment” is based on defining four areas of the quoting, engineering, and manufacturing workflow process that includes key Industry 4.0 information areas which include:
- Sales Quotes: Accurate quoting is the normal starting point in the engineering and manufacturing workflow process.
- Engineering / Sales Orders: The next step in the engineering and manufacturing workflow is the daily processing of sales orders, which are the same as engineering orders that need work done by the engineering department to process Engineering to Order (ETO), Configure to Order (CTO), and custom order.
- Job Orders / Scheduling: Once orders that are processed by engineering, including standard orders, the next step in the engineering and manufacturing workflow process is to prepare specific information required for production including job orders and scheduling.
- Production Orders / Data Collection: The major last step in the engineering and manufacturing workflow process is the actual execution of job orders, which we then refer to as Production Orders and the tracking and recording of actual production counts that drives real-time production dashboard capabilities.