Feature intended for managers and executive essentially: similar to ‘Production analysis’ but on a consultative basis only. Not changes are allowed with this feature.
This feature allows to automatically check the pieces of your projects at two levels:
This operation is an advantage that prevents you from sending unfeasible pieces to production. For any potential corrections, you can use the drawing editor and store them by creating revisions. You can also force the validation of pieces. The software will store the time and creator of this validation.
Create a virtual representation of your workshop by describing its process of production and the associated workflows. This feature integrates every machine, but also every manual operation (welding, quality control, painting, etc.). Then, the workflows and the virtual representation of your workshop allow an efficient management of your production.
The software offers an optimization of the sendings in production taking into account every feasibility parameter and capability of your workshop, and also making an estimation of provisional production times.
Set up every workstation of your workshop (CNC machine or manual workstation) in order to define their features, capabilities and technologies.
Then, the Production Manager module will use these parameters to monitor the feasibility of pieces and optimize the sending in production.
Create fabrication jobs in order to start production. Apply filters to create groups of pieces of the same type and/or according to their required tooling (every angle requiring a bending for example).
As well as profile and plate nestings, fabrication jobs can be mixed between different projects.
Organize the monitoring of your production according to these fabrication jobs, which generate job orders for every workstation in the workshop.
Analyze the productivity of your machines and manual workstations thanks to the feedbacks collected from production, whether manual or automatic.
Visualize and edit graphs and reports of this production monitoring.
With PRODUCTION MANAGER, benefit also from the detailed analysis of your projects and the complete traceability of your production.
Feature available on Android smartphone and tablet
Follow in real time the advancements of your projects thanks to the feedbacks collected from production.
These feedbacks can be automatic for CNC machines or manual for manual workstations (welding, quality control, etc.). In this case, operators have access to a specific module installed on their workstation, in which they input the pieces, assemblies, bars or fabrication jobs they have produced.
Steel Projects PLM features formulas that calculate automatically estimated production times. These are estimated according to the geometries and tooling of pieces, capabilities of your machines and parameters that you can adjust to the actual organization of your workshop.
Those information help you significantly when planning your production.
No matter your existing MIS or ERP and the possibilities they offer, Steel Projects PLM interfaces with them to improve the flow of information of the different departments of your company. We have known the main players of the sector for years and have been developping standard interfaces with their software.
No matter your exisiting system for managing stock and purchasing, Steel Projects PLM interfaces with it to import the stock information available and get the plate and profile nesting information back, in order to update your stock and generate purchase lists.
Thanks to multiple developments made in collaboration with Tekla, you can visualize the advancements of your projects directly into the Tekla Structures’ models. Some color codes visible in the 3D model facilitate the identification of each state of advancement of pieces or assemblies.
This feature allows to get an overview and is very useful when you meet with customers who want to know the advancement of their projects.
Steel Projects PLM is a scalable solution for fabricators of all sizes. We have got a solution for you!