PROJECT SISTERS ALREADY KICKED-OFF
February 15, 2023
We are so proud to announce that we start another project with #shop4cf! We will deal this time with product traceability to support shoop floor workers.
Single product Instance Shopfloor Traceability for Employee Reassurance and Support
The European manufacturing sector, in particular SMEs, which are significantly lagging in digitalization, faces significant challenges hindering its competitiveness:
- low overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) – related to scheduling based on assumptions and inaccurate information on task execution times,
- inefficient use of raw materials and too much waste – linked to often avoidable mistakes and lack of information on both available and used resources,
- dire need for skilled workforce – caused by reluctancy of people to work in a stressful and low-tech environments.
In small companies, employees often need to perform multiple tasks depending on the current situation on the shopfloor and are assigned to different workstation to work on different orders, batches or even individual items. Moreover, in many places, the information about the work orders is usually transferred on a piece of paper – which is easy to lose and prone to misinterpretation. Such an approach creates a severely stressful to the workers who are subject to uncertainty of their assignments, ungrounded performance requirements and constant risk of losing the information needed to finish their job. On top of that, it also undermines the economic performance of the company’s operations.