Digitization without the right technology is difficult. Since the 1970s, information systems have helped managers determine the quantity and timing of raw material purchases. Over time, this system was no longer sufficient, as it did not cover all the data necessary for production planning and monitoring, and it therefore became necessary to integrate all the elements concerning the manufacturing process, so as to facilitate the best production decisions. managers to increase the efficiency of production lines.
In 2022, as more and more organizations leverage the power of automating as they navigate recovery, the importance of technology continues to grow. In a recent survey of IT and engineering leaders by Gartner74% of respondents said automation has helped their staff work more efficiently with 59% and reported cost reduction up to 30%.
In reshaping our world towards a new normal, the industry is expected to take advantage of digital transformation at an accelerated pace. Thus, manufacturing will move from occasional smart factory use cases to large-scale use. smart factory adoption.
With skyrocketing material costs, organizations cannot afford quality mistakes. Software solution systems will become increasingly essential to quickly identify errors or defects before they affect the entire production chain. This will lead to significant improvements in quality and safety and will play an important role in Lean transformation.
Undoubtedly, KIM is an innovative and highly competitive tool that has completely changed the traditional method of inventory control and management. A fully automated manufacturing resource planning software, which has framed an efficient production program, and which can allow any company to intelligently manage its operating expenses by optimizing operational processes, time and human capital. The data collected through KIM enables companies to develop an effective strategy for the future and to predict how their overall strategy may affect business profitability.
KIM for manufacturing gives you real-time control over production planning, production monitoring and optimizes flows and stocks of raw materials, semi-finished and finished products through the various stages of production by intelligently combining mobility, digital labeling and the full functionality of MES (Manufacturing Execution System), MRP (Material Resource Planner) and production-oriented WMS (warehouse management systems).
The implementation of KIM for Manufacturing allows transparent monitoring of production and warehousing operations and monitors in real time the actual use of personnel, equipment and materials.
- Production planning follows customer’s process, machine, operator and operation recipes in time and space to ensure efficient utilization. It is able to create or import technological steps from dedicated software and allows intelligent reuse of groups of operations or materials to ensure rapid data entry.
- It documents quantitative inventories in the field, in real time. Nonconforming materials found at receipt, in storage, or along the production line are documented along with potential salvaged items.
Is KIM for Manufacturing for you?
The KIM for manufacturing is widely used by manufacturing companies and production plants, and it is gaining traction in related areas of regulated small production units where proof of production operations is required.
How to integrate?
The solution is available as an on-premises Windows application that communicates with an instance of SQL Server. The production planning module is ideally a web module and can therefore be viewed remotely on the company intranet. The mobile application is installed on Android devices, with the possibility of printing product identification labels (barcode, QR code, RFID).
As an option, the solution is able to import and export data from/to a range of supported standard ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, QAD Inc, CROS) or Business Intelligence tools (Power BI). Data import/export and integration with non-standard ERP systems or other information systems are available separately, charged on a time and material basis.
As an option, for sheet metal production units, it can import cutting patterns from applications such as Metalix or similar.