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Discrete Manufacturing

Companies in the discrete manufacturing industry face competitive pressures to increase productivity and improve efficiency.  LogicApps EMI helps discrete manufacturers solve the following industry-specific challenges:


Discrete manufacturers need to be able to track the source of parts for each finished goods unit, as well as the information about the processes used in manufacturing or assembling the product.  If a product defect is found in any component, you will be able to identify all other finished goods units to that contain parts from the same source.

LogicApps EMI provides:

  • Finished goods tracking
  • Parts tracking by serial number
  • Parts tracking by lot number
  • Parts tracking by process
  • Reporting by finished goods or part

Increasing Flexibility

“Build to order” demands from customers require discrete manufacturers to be able to handle smaller production runs and more variability among orders.  Manufacturers need to be able to handle tool changes with increasing efficiency.

LogicApps EMI provides:

  • Tracking of changeover time
  • Work instructions management
  • Display of work instructions on factory displays

Reducing Downtime

Manufacturing lines will often stop multiple times during a shift for short periods of time.  These stoppages often occur for just a few minutes and go unrecorded.  Stoppages may also occur for various reasons – e.g., operator error, lack of materials, faulty equipment, etc. – and these reasons also go unrecorded.

LogicApps EMI provides:

  • Tracking of running time for individual machines or cell/line.
  • Capturing of reason codes for stoppages.
  • Root cause analysis
  • Preventive maintenance tracking and scheduling.

Improving Efficiency

Discrete manufacturers may experience reduced efficiency due to equipment downtime (availability), missed cycles (throughput), or rejections (quality).  Improving these efficiency elements would increase capacity and reduce manufacturing costs.

LogicApps EMI provides:

  • Tracking of all OEE elements – availability, throughput, and quality – for individual machines and entire cell/lines.
  • Alerts sent to display, mobile devices if OEE falls below threshold values.

Increased Visibility

Planners and executives often get information about production runs after the fact due to manual collection and reporting of data.  Lack of real-time visibility to plant operations prevents them from taking quick action in response to events.

  • Automated collection of data in real time during production runs.
  • Information dashboards give real-time management intelligence to planners and managers, with drill down capability for individuals cells/lines, machines, operations, or operators.
  • Mobile alerts give supervisors real-time notice of production problems.




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