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The World Economic Forum just launched an interesting article about the "10 things you - and your government - should know about competitiveness in the Fourth Industrial Revolution". Our new global world means new pathways and opportunities for economies and we know that some countries have been taking advantage of it and registering enormous gains. We agree with the WEF: It's time to analyze what has been happening and take a look at the lessons [...]
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"We need to have access to information in real time, to make decisions in real time. Vodafone suggested Prodsmart to manage our production and we decided to challenge them for something way bigger than just that. The moment we have a solution to extract all kinds of information from all our equipments, the sky is the limit", Pedro Cardoso, CEO Sonafi Our partner Vodafone suggested Prodsmart as the right solution for Sonafi to increase their [...]
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Statistics is the science of learning from data, and of measuring, controlling, and communicating uncertainty; and it thereby provides the navigation essential for controlling the course of scientific and societal advances. The industrial environment is becoming more and more quantitative and, of course, more competitive. More often than not, it’s by looking, understanding and managing the details hidden in data that businesses differentiate themselves from the competition and become successful. With Prodsmart, for each specific [...]
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THE CHALLENGE Before the adoption of Prodsmart all production management was done using paper forms and Excel spreadsheets. In production each operator had a paper form to record how long it took them to make something, what products they made and what quantity. At the end of each week it was necessary to process all this information manually, transferring the information from paper into Excel spreadsheets that were then kept on the Company's internal network. [...]
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THE PROBLEM With more than 50 employees and in order to fulfill its growth objectives, Fonte e Faria felt the need to know precisely what was happening in their factory. Until the implementation of Prodsmart, the records were made in paper and later typed into Excel, for the accomplishment of estimates and planning. THE CHALLENGE The main drivers for the investment in Prodsmart were the increased productivity, optimized processes and the ability to have a [...]
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The importance of digital elements in manufacturing is growing and this is one of the hottest topics in the field. Does it have to mean fully automated processes at the strategic, planning and shop floor level? What about businesses that still rely on manual tasks and human knowledge? Digitization doesn’t mean automation One of the first things we should address when we start this topic is the difference between automation and digitization Automation is focused [...]
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Do you know you can import excel files to your Prodsmart account? This feature can be used to introduce into the system: 👉 Client Orders 👉 Products 👉 Production orders The excel sheets allow you to easily fill a document with all the information you need to import. Go to our website and follow the step-by-step guides to: ✅ Import Client Orders ✅ Import Products ✅ Import Production Orders
September 24, 2018
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You can now check the progress of your Production order at Prodsmart. When you see the Production Orders list, two progress bars will show in each Production Order. By default, it's shown with bigger highlight the performed operations progress bar. Alternatively, you can also see the units finished progress bar. The performed operations progress represents the percentage of mandatory operations that has already been performed in each Production Order. To know more about this feature and how [...]
September 24, 2018
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Being able to improve efficiency and productivity in the workplace is one important aspect of lean manufacturing. To highlight this point, a certain concept was developed in Japan to maintain organization and cleanliness and this strategy has spread throughout the world. In the manufacturing industry, this method is referred to as the 5S and we shall go into details in the ensuing paragraphs. What is 5S? In the most basic term, the 5S is an [...]
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A Bottleneck is a process which may cause an entire system to stop or slow down. It is dire need to understand that almost every system has a bottleneck and the meaning of this concept to have a better idea about the bottleneck production process. What is a bottleneck? A bottleneck is the lowest process with the lowest output in a system. It usually has impact in the capacity of the whole chain and deals with [...]