Metal Fabrication 2017-10-18T14:55:44+00:00

The Metal Fabrication Industry Faces Multiple Internal and External Challenges in 2018 and Beyond

The Metal Fabrication Industry has evolved in several key areas over the past decade. But the challenges this industry faces in 2018 and beyond require New Tools to survive the new challenges.

On the input side of the process we face fluctuating commodity prices. In the Factory, the issue of outdated manufacturing equipment, as well a patchwork of legacy I.T. systems. On the output side we have increasing customer expectations regarding value for their purchase, high quality products and the need for precise cost estimates.

Cantier’s Industry Specific Software Suite Provides New Tools for the Metal Fabrication Industry:

Cantier Industry 4.0 MES, is a Single, integrated Manufacturing Suite that encompasses Product Configuration, Planning & Scheduling, WIP Traceability & Genealogy, Data collection, SPC, DCC & Equipment Maintenance Management.

The SPC module within the Cantier MES is an excellent tool to help manufacturers go Lean, by highlighting the root cause of waste, improve process capability and lower operating cost, while aiding in compliance to Customer and Governmental requirements.

For factories who need to squeeze more years of service from their existing manufacturing equipment, the Cantier’s EMMS (Equipment Maintenance Management System) allows you to maximize equipment life, while protecting product quality. Cantier EMMS can isolate the root cause of the most problematic equipment. EMMS will lower downtime through the “learning system” that sorts all past repair actions and suggests the most likely course of action and keeps track of all spares used, so true cost of ownership can be quantified.

Cantier MES provides a Real Time Two Way communication solution, from the manufacturing floor equipment through IIoT devices, directly to the board room. Cantier MES is a key enabler for Smart Manufacturing. Our solution reveals new ways to Reduce Cost while maintaining the highest levels of product quality and safety in an Industry 4.0 world.

Benefits

  • Improve Yield/Reduce Scrap : With real time data collection directly from Manufacturing Equipment, Metrology Equipment, IIoT Sensors, and others, the factory has the ability to perform root-cause-analysis, establish preventive solutions and drive down defects.

  • Increased Capacity : Capacity improvements are a result of improving Yield, Equipment Uptime, Machine Speed and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness).

  • Compliance : Easier compliance to Customer, Governmental and International standards.

  • Reduce Risk Exposure to Quality Incidents : Cantier MES ensures that the right raw material, correct tools, equipment and parameters are used, preventing quality incidents.

  • Real-Time Traceability : Track any product past or present across the entire supply chain. Traceability includes personnel, genealogy of materials used, processes and equipment utilized, quality data collected, anomalies, dates and times.

  • Improved Supply Chain : Reduce upstream and downstream supply chain disruptions through real-time information and seamless integration with ERP Supply Chain modules.

  • Reduced Cycle Time/Improved On Time Delivery : With the right resources allocated optimally and keeping the equipment uptime high, Cycle Time reduces and making deliveries On Time becomes predictable.

  • Shop Floor to Top Floor Visibility : With the ERP/Financial integration using the Cantier MES, all levels of management have the real-time visibility to the Shop Floor and the Financial impact.

  • Flexible Hosting : Cantier MES is available both On Premise and Cloud.

  • Total Cost of Ownership : Cantier’s industry specific integrated MES suite eliminates multiple software licenses and upgrades, integration cost and customization requirements.

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