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Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION........................................................
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Table of Figures
Figure 1 Plant Manager Dashboard........................................
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1. Introduction
This document is a short introduction to the software Plant Manager. I...
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2. What is Plant Manager?
Keeping in mind the problems faced by the manufacturing indu...
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5. Comparative analysis of commonly used methods for
recording planning and scheduling...
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Parameters Log Book MS Excel
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ERP/SAP Plant Manager
Calculations Need manual
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6. Benefits of Plant Manager
Improve productivity on the shop floor
 Get correct data...
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7. Plant Manager Software
7.1 Dashboard
The Plant Manager dashboard gives an overview ...
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7.2 Machine Masters
The Machine Master section includes details about
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7.3 Select Machines
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7.4 Daily Production Input
You can add real time data of the shop floor through Daily...
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8. Plant Manager Mobile Application
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8.2 Job Card Status report
The Job Card Status Report provides information of on-time...
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8.4 Order Status Report
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8.5 TV Display on the Shop Floor
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INDEX
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ASP.Net technology, 4
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Plant Manager - An unbeatable solution for your production, planning and control requirements
Production is at the heart of any manufacturing company, and it drives most other functions, including planning and control. Production, planning and control involves scheduling of work, assigning the work to machines and people, and designing how the actual work will flow through the entire system. In todays’ business environment, small and medium enterprises in the manufacturing industry are faced with challenges, especially in the pre- production phase, which includes inadequate capacity planning and uncontrolled delays during the engineering phase. Also, most SME’s do not have the resources to capture, control and tweak their production cycles for maximum utilization of resources.
The most commonly used methods of maintaining planning and production data by SME’s, comprises of capturing the data manually, or entering it in a software. The software though quite advanced, are not specifically designed for PPC. Some of them like ERP/SAP, are not only expensive, they are focused on other business areas rather than planning and micro scheduling.
Keeping these things in mind, CNCTimes.com designed and developed Plant Manager software. Plant Manager was developed keeping in mind the “Theory of Constraints” and is a powerful tool that has rich features. It provides the small and medium enterprises with the necessary tools to capture essential shop floor data, and help them make informed decisions based on the reports. The work on Plant Manager started in the year 2014. The in-house subject matter experts at CNCTimes.com put their heads together with the development team, to conceptualize and develop the software. The beta testing of the software was done at customer location, which was very successful. Plant Manager was launched in April 2016, in Pune, India and has already received rave reviews for its ingenuity, ease of use and affordability. Today, more than 25 customers are successfully using the software at their factory locations. Plant Manager Android app was launched in October 2016. The app is an anytime, anywhere “eye” for the shop floor, where one can get production reports on any android device. Companies can also use an internet activated device, which when attached with a VGA cable to TV screens, can broadcast the real-time production status on big screen TV’s, across the shop floor.
CNCTimes.com plans to triple the number of Plant Manager customers in the coming financial year. The company is focused on adding new features to Plant Manager, which will make it easy to integrate it with SAP, so that it can be used by a multitude of companies that are already using SAP. Today, Industrie 4.0 and IOT are a reality however, SME’s are still struggling with digitization. The company’s vision is to change the way planning, production and control is done in most companies.

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  1. 1. www.plantmanager.in @CNCTIMES.COM 2 Table of Contents 1. INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................................................... 4 2. WHAT IS PLANT MANAGER? ................................................................................................................. 5 3. FEATURES OF PLANT MANAGER............................................................................................................ 5 4. INSTALLING PLANT MANAGER.............................................................................................................. 5 5. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF COMMONLY USED METHODS FOR RECORDING PLANNING AND SCHEDULING DATA WITH PLANT MANAGER ............................................................................................. 6 6. BENEFITS OF PLANT MANAGER............................................................................................................. 8 7. PLANT MANAGER SOFTWARE............................................................................................................... 9 7.1 Dashboard .........................................................................................................................................9 7.2 Machine Masters.............................................................................................................................. 10 7.3 Select Machines ............................................................................................................................... 11 7.4 Daily Production Input...................................................................................................................... 12 8. PLANT MANAGER MOBILE APPLICATION............................................................................................. 13 8.1 Dashboard ....................................................................................................................................... 13 8.2 Job Card Status report ...................................................................................................................... 14 8.3 Order Status Graph........................................................................................................................... 14 8.4 Order Status Report ......................................................................................................................... 15 8.5 TV Display on the Shop Floor ............................................................................................................ 16 INDEX.................................................................................................................................................... 17 TABLE OF FIGURES ................................................................................................................................... 3
  2. 2. www.plantmanager.in 3 @CNCTIMES.COM Table of Figures Figure 1 Plant Manager Dashboard..................................................................................................................... 9 Figure 2 Resource (machine) details ................................................................................................................. 10 Figure 3 Select Machines................................................................................................................................... 11 Figure 4 Daily Production Input......................................................................................................................... 12 Figure 5 Dashboard ........................................................................................................................................... 13 Figure 6 Job Card Status Report ........................................................................................................................ 14 Figure 7 Order status graph............................................................................................................................... 14 Figure 8 Order Status Report............................................................................................................................. 15 Figure 9 Internet activated device..................................................................................................................... 16
  3. 3. www.plantmanager.in @CNCTIMES.COM 4 1. Introduction This document is a short introduction to the software Plant Manager. It contains the following information:  What is Plant Manager?  Features of Plant Manager  Comparative analysis of commonly used methods for recording planning and scheduling data with Plant Manager  Benefits of Plant Manager  Software specifications  Images of the software screens  Details of Plant Manager Android app
  4. 4. www.plantmanager.in 5 @CNCTIMES.COM 2. What is Plant Manager? Keeping in mind the problems faced by the manufacturing industry, especially on the shop floor and to have more control over production, planning and scheduling, CNCTimes.com has developed a software called Plant Manager.  Offers finite capacity planning and scheduling capability  Provides greater visibility & control over manufacturing processes on a day to day basis  Minimizes throughput time  Helps to manage resources optimally  A cloud based software 3. Features of Plant Manager  Multiple operation capability of a workstation can be defined into the system  Daily production capacities for different operations or combination of operations can be defined for a workstation  Multiple resources for single operation can be defined  Sequence of operations for a raw material to convert it into a finished product can be defined  Vendors, their resources, and respective production capacities can be defined  Human resource can be defined as individual work station 4. Installing Plant Manager  Plant Manager is offered as Software as a service (SaaS). SaaS is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted.  Plant Manager is hosted at Amazon Cloud. It needs IIS server and a SQL server for Database.  Plant Manager allows every customer to have their own Database so that read/write access is private and secure.  Plant Manager is developed using ASP.Net technology
  5. 5. www.plantmanager.in @CNCTIMES.COM 6 5. Comparative analysis of commonly used methods for recording planning and scheduling data with Plant Manager There are various methods of maintaining planning and scheduling data. The most commonly used are mentioned in the following table along with their characteristics. Parameters Log Book MS Excel document ERP/SAP Plant Manager Data input method Handwritten Manual input Manual Manual/MS Excel import Safety of data Possibility of losing data Possibility of losing data Data is relatively safe Data is safe on the cloud Data backup No backup Can be backed up on the local computer Backup on local computer Data can be backed up on local computer (on demand)/cloud Reports No instant reports. No instant report. Need manual calculations to get results Instant reports Instant reports Pricing Inexpensive Inexpensive Very Expensive Affordable/ monthly subscription Data interrelation No interrelation of data No interrelation of data Data is interrelated Data is interrelated Maintenance of data Tedious process Tedious process Relatively simpler Simple Training needs Does not require trained manpower Does not require trained manpower Requires trained manpower to operate Requires trained manpower to operate Data interpretation Drawing inference from the data is difficult Drawing inference from the data is difficult Focused on other business areas rather than planning and micro scheduling Reports and conclusions are easily generated
  6. 6. www.plantmanager.in 7 @CNCTIMES.COM Parameters Log Book MS Excel document ERP/SAP Plant Manager Calculations Need manual calculations to get results Need manual calculations to get results Difficult to get accurate shop floor data Easy to get accurate shop floor data Usage Was used extensively before computers became common Is used extensively but is not tailored for storing shop floor data Not used commonly for storing shop floor data Only designed for storing shop floor data Implementation Not Applicable Not Applicable Implementation takes a lot of time Implementation is easy and quick Table 1 Comparative analysis of different methods of recording planning and production data
  7. 7. www.plantmanager.in @CNCTIMES.COM 8 6. Benefits of Plant Manager Improve productivity on the shop floor  Get correct data from your shop floor  Reduce churn in production plans  Greater visibility & control over manufacturing processes Improve resource (Machine/Personnel) utilization  Optimally utilize all your machines  Get shift wise plans for each operator  Get real time information on all activities Save Time and Money  Plan / Re-plan efficiently within seconds  Productivity improvement – deliver on time  Save costs on the shop floor Grow Your Business  Optimally utilized machines and operators  Maximize production accuracy  Improved planning, budgeting, and productivity
  8. 8. www.plantmanager.in 9 @CNCTIMES.COM 7. Plant Manager Software 7.1 Dashboard The Plant Manager dashboard gives an overview of the status of current orders. The order status report shows the orders that are in time and orders that have become overdue. The graph provides a visual representation of the percentage of completed orders with respect to job card number. Figure 1 Plant Manager Dashboard Total orders Completed orders Pending orders Planned orders In-process orders Scheduled orders Total number of machines Total number of products KEY FEATURES Order Status Report Percentage of completed orders with respect to job card number.
  9. 9. www.plantmanager.in @CNCTIMES.COM 10 7.2 Machine Masters The Machine Master section includes details about  Machine Capability – Describes the machine process  Machine Details – Provides information on 1. Machine capacity – which can be assigned manually or using capacity calculator 2. Days/shifts of working 3. Machine description - Whether it is a normal or lot machine 4. Allows you to assign capabilities to machine  Machine Maintenance – Provides information on machine maintenance interval Figure 2 Resource (machine) details Machine Capability Machine Details 1) Machine Capacity 2) Shifts 3) Machine description 4) Assign machine capabilities Machine Maintenance KEY FEATURES
  10. 10. www.plantmanager.in 11 @CNCTIMES.COM 7.3 Select Machines You can assign machines in the Select Machines screen, after the details, and the order of the product to be manufactured have been added. You can also do the following procedures using the Select Machines screen.  Select multiple machines for a single process  Add setup time for a machine  Assign process dependency for all processes Figure 3 Select Machines Assign Machines Multiple machines for a single process Assign machine setup time Assign process dependency KEY FEATURES
  11. 11. www.plantmanager.in @CNCTIMES.COM 12 7.4 Daily Production Input You can add real time data of the shop floor through Daily Production Input screen. You can add the following information using the Daily Production Input screen.  Production quantity  Inspection quantity  Machine downtime Figure 4 Daily Production Input Add real-time shop floor data Add 1) production quantity 2) Inspection quantity 3) Machine downtime KEY FEATURES
  12. 12. www.plantmanager.in 13 @CNCTIMES.COM 8. Plant Manager Mobile Application Plant Manager has an Android app that allows you to see the following data 1. Quick view summary reports 2. Production data entry The Plant Manager Android app is an anytime, anywhere “eye” on your shop floor which can be viewed through reports on your android device. 8.1 Dashboard Gives an overview of the status of orders and the summary of all orders and different processes. Figure 5 Dashboard
  13. 13. www.plantmanager.in @CNCTIMES.COM 14 8.2 Job Card Status report The Job Card Status Report provides information of on-time/delayed orders, its delivery date and expected completion date. Figure 6 Job Card Status Report 8.3 Order Status Graph This screen displays the percentage of completed orders with respect to job card Figure 7 Order status graph
  14. 14. www.plantmanager.in 15 @CNCTIMES.COM 8.4 Order Status Report This screen displays the percentage of completed order quantity and the current status. Figure 8 Order Status Report
  15. 15. www.plantmanager.in @CNCTIMES.COM 16 8.5 TV Display on the Shop Floor You can broadcast the real-time production status on big screen TV’s across the shop floor by using the below internet activated device that can be attached with a VGA cable to TV screens. You can display the following 1. Daily schedule on TV on shop floor 2. Order status on TV on shop floor Figure 9 Internet activated device
  16. 16. www.plantmanager.in 17 @CNCTIMES.COM INDEX A Amazon Cloud, 4 ASP.Net technology, 4 C cloud based software, 4 D Daily Production Input, 11 F finite capacity, 4 G Greater visibility, 7 I Instant reports, 5 internet activated device, 15 J Job Card Status Report, 13 M Machine Capability, 9 Machine Details, 9 Machine Maintenance, 9 O Order Status Report, 14 P Plan / Re-plan, 7 Plant Manager Mobile Application, 12 process dependency, 10 R real-time production status, 15 S SaaS, 4 T TV Display on the Shop Floor, 15
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