Shop floor integration enables the collection and transmission of data. Integration automates several processes and improves productivity and efficiency of numerous operations.
Cost Centers/Cost Controls
Cost control is focused around the identification and reduction of business expenses to increase profitability. Integrated cost controls automate the process of comparing actual costs with budgeted expenses. This helps locate areas that could benefit from improvement.
The system automatically diagnoses the cause of variance to allow for corrective procedures to effect realignment between actual and budgeted costs.
A Bill of Materials (BOM) provides all of the information needed to assemble a part. A BOM connects design, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain activities. The BOM is a source of information used to make a correct assessment of the design to determine manufacturability, cost of components, sustainability of suppliers, and more.
Proper BOM management ensures all participants in the manufacturing process have access to the most recent BOM. Participants can change the BOM or validate various aspects of it.
Integration with Mint Controls’ Software enables participants to view BOM changes in real-time. Flagged changes alert participants. Parts are tracked using RFID technology. This creates a complete and accurate view of assembly operations. The combination of RFID and BOM control prevents confusion and ensures that parts and products are assembled to exact specifications.
With proper inventory control, organizations can know the amount of stock they have at any given time. Inventory control applies to all items used to produce a part or product from raw materials to finished goods. It includes inventory at every stage of the production process from purchase and delivery to use and re-order.
Quality inventory control allows organizations to ensure they have the right amount of stock in the right place at the right time and that capital is not tied up unnecessarily. It also protects production if problems occur with the supply chain.
Integration with Mint Controls’ Software enables users to access real-time information about inventory location and status. Alerts notify users when stocks run low. The configuration of the system enables automatic re-ordering of inventory as needed. This ensures that the organization always has what they need when they need it.
Machine PLC Productivity
PLC-based control systems allow for the creation of higher quality products in less time and with fewer resources. A PLC-based control system reduces the amount of time it takes to perform tasks and effectively eliminates the chance of human error.
The PLC enables communication between the controller and Mint Controls’ Productivity Suite Software. Users can quickly track key process data and view information about machine productivity.
Staff productivity is crucial to the success of any operation. Profits suffer whenever staff is not present. This is especially true for made to order production lines where a certain number of staff members must be present for production to begin or continue.
Mint Controls’ Software automates a number of processes, improving employee productivity and allowing for better allocation of staff. RFID and LIDAR tracking allow management to know the exact location of staff members at all times throughout their shift. Our system measures and records productivity. Our Software displays information regarding productivity. Alerts notify users of unsatisfactory results.
Staff productivity tracking increases accountability and improves employee productivity
Organizations responsible for the creation of small batches, and/or products with several variances face unique challenges when it comes to gathering data. Accurate data collection is crucial to the improvement of production scheduling, pricing, and processes that impact productivity. Pricing small batch runs profitably is extremely challenging.
Many organizations rely on paper-based systems for production recording. This is efficient, time-consuming, and subject to problems caused by human error.
Integration with our PLC, sensors, and Software enables accurate measuring of labor and material content for even small batch runs. The Software provides the information needed to ensure profitable quoting of jobs, increased workflow, improved due date performance, and improved productivity.