MORRISVILLE, N.C.—TBM Consulting Group recently introduced new IIoT (industrial internet of things) capabilities for its cloud-based Dploy Solutions digital manufacturing software, including the presentation of factory floor data in customized dashboards and interactive charts. The operations management consulting firm said in a press release that Dploy Solutions Factory Floor Connectivity (https://www.dploysolutions.com) provides cost effective, scalable capabilities for small to mid-sized manufacturers, allowing plant managers and equipment operators to monitor performance on the plant floor, address issues quickly, and sustain optimal performance.
The software provides employees at every level of the organization with the real-time information and alerts needed to keep production on track every hour of every day, according to TBM Consulting Group. It uses dynamic dashboards, analytics, and root cause analysis tools to enable workers to quickly identify and act on performance issues in the business.
Brian Tilley, managing director of technology solutions at TBM Consulting Group, said that Dploy Solutions Factory Floor Connectivity can help manufacturers gain clear visibility and closer management over exactly what’s happening from the top floor to the shop floor.
“Productivity on the factory floor is vital for manufacturing companies to survive. Without monitoring and tight control of equipment and processes, productivity and quality could quickly slip, leading to missed operational and financial goals,” Tilley said in the release.
The software’s IIoT capabilities use embedded technology from leaders in Industrial IoT connectivity and visualization to continuously gather data from disparate plant floor equipment and systems and deliver it to decision makers in real time.
Operations leaders, plant managers, and operators can see critical, down-to-the-second data via dynamic, fully customizable dashboards. The software can immediately pinpoint problem areas, send alerts at the moment performance starts to slip, and capture corrective actions for continuous improvement.
As a result, users are empowered to take quick action to correct issues that stand in the way of meeting daily goals and achieving operational excellence.
TBM Consulting Group said that Dploy Solutions is “the only manufacturing software that combines digital manufacturing and industrial IoT solutions with continuous improvement methodologies to advance smart manufacturing goals.”
“In our current business environment, if you are not embracing digital or industrial IoT, staying competitive will be an uphill battle,” added Ken Koenemann, vice president of supply chain and technology at TBM Consulting Group. “This is where Dploy Solutions can help. We have the digital capabilities that can illuminate critical areas of operations on the plant floor that require attention. Our solution puts data and online tools at your fingertips for identifying root causes and proactively addressing those issues. Employees can work every day to improve execution and operations.”