Production management



Production management includes the planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of the manufacturing process. Its primary objective is to efficiently convert raw materials or components into finished goods, optimize resource use, maintain quality, reduce costs, and comply to delivery timelines. Essential elements of production management include production planning, scheduling, inventory control, quality management, and process enhancement. Effective production management ensures that products are manufactured in the correct quantity, with the desired quality, at the appropriate cost, and delivered punctually to satisfy customer demands. 

Line status

Monitoring the status of each workstation in a production line is crucial for maintaining efficiency and productivity. A line status offers a comprehensive overview of the current operations, including the order being processed, the activities underway, and any reported issues. This system enables quick identification of problems and streamlines decision-making. Color-coded status indicators highlight the severity of each situation, ensuring that critical issues receive immediate attention and are resolved promptly to minimize downtime.  

How can AVIX help you with the Line status?

AVIX Line Status feature improves workstation monitoring by providing real-time, detailed insights into each stage of your production process. With AVIX, you can effortlessly track the current order being worked on and monitor the precise activities at every workstation. Our system not only highlights ongoing tasks but also flags any reported issues with intuitive color-coded severity indicators, enabling swift and effective responses.  All the information is shown in a web-browser based dashboard for easy access and sharing of information. 

Production KPIs

Production Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are metrics used to evaluate the efficiency and productivity of a manufacturing process. They provide critical data on various aspects of production, including output quality, speed, and resource utilization. Common production KPIs include Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), defect rates, cycle time, and throughput. Monitoring these KPIs helps manufacturers identify areas for improvement, reduce waste, and enhance overall productivity.  

How can AVIX help you with the Production KPIs?

AVIX offers comprehensive tools to monitor and enhance production KPIs effectively. By integrating time and motion studies, line balancing, and SMED (Single-Minute Exchange of Die) methodologies, AVIX helps companies achieve optimal production efficiency. The software allows for detailed video analysis of production processes, enabling precise identification of bottlenecks and inefficiencies. This level of insight supports continuous improvement initiatives and ensures that production lines are balanced and operating at maximum capacity.  

AVIX Method helps in creating standardized work instructions, which are crucial for maintaining consistency and quality in production. By using AVIX, companies can easily generate reports and data analyses, offering a clear picture of performance metrics like cycle time and defect rates. The integration capabilities with other systems further enhances data accuracy and accessibility, making it easier for managers to track KPIs in real time and make informed decisions to drive productivity improvements 

Production planning & sequencing

Production planning and order sequencing are crucial components of production management. 

Production planning is the process of determining what products to produce, when, and in what quantities, ensuring resources are optimally allocated. Order sequencing is part of this process and aims at finding the optimal sequence of customer orders to maximize efficiency and minimize delays. This coordination ensures smooth workflow, timely delivery, efficient use of resources, and balancing demand with production capacity to meet customer requirements. 

How can AVIX help you with the Production planning & sequencing?

Eliminate outdated sequencing constraints based on intuition by utilizing AVIX to manage your Product, Process, and Resource (PPR) data, as well as your Time Data Management (TDM) data. By combining this with your customer orders, AVIX provides a comprehensive tool for planning and optimizing production and resources. 

AVIX enables simulation and visualization of production strains and utilization variances, facilitating easy adjustments to order sequences with immediate feedback on results. This ensures an improved production flow and a balanced workload for operators. 

AVIX includes an optimization algorithm that determines the optimal start time for any order. You can plan and replan throughout the day to accommodate unforeseen circumstances. The most recent plan can be automatically displayed in AVIX Shop Floor Viewer, or be sent to an external Manufacturing Execution System (MES). 

Add planned production time and efficiency – both features of AVIX – to create a powerful planning tool for your operations. 

MES ERP & integration

Integration between Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and other upstream and downstream systems like Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is crucial for efficient production workflows. These systems manage various aspects of production, including product data, processes, tools, documents, and production programs. Seamless data exchange between these systems ensures that information is accessible and consistent across the organization. This integration can be managed manually or automated, enabling streamlined operations and better decision-making based on real-time data.  

How can AVIX help you with the MES ERP & integration?

AVIX Connector is an open solution designed to facilitate the import and export of information between AVIX and other systems such as PLM, ERP, and MES. It ensures that all critical data related to products, processes, tools, documents, and production programs is seamlessly exchanged. This integration is vital because it allows information to be mastered in one system while still being accessible and usable in others. By using AVIX Connector, companies can automate data exchange processes, reducing manual intervention and the risk of errors. The connector supports both manual and automated data exchange, offering flexibility based on organizational needs. This seamless integration helps maintain data consistency, improves production efficiency, and supports better decision-making through real-time data availability, making AVIX an essential component in modern manufacturing environments.  

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