Planning System production monitoring

Industry-40 , Training

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1 Client: 


2 Situation: 

Vidrala, an international glass bottle manufacturing company needs a new industry 4.0 tool for helping in the production monitoring and planning.

3 Solution: 

Virtualware developed an advanced visualisation and interaction system to plan and monitor the production of all Vidrala plants located across different countries. This system provides a global vision of up to 3 months of planning, as well as historical data, obtaining an image of the workload at a glance in order to be able to manage new production needs, allowing a fast, agile and real-time management. The system is displayed on a 3x1 multi-touch scrollable videowall with 46'' full-HD monitors located in the operations room. The system includes the following features:

  • Alerts, task search and filters to visualise the planning for furnaces, lines and specific plants.
  • Management of exclusive and typical models.
  • Calendar management per plant.
  • Addition of comments and highlighted labels for calendar days.
  • Approximate calculation of models produced daily and within two specific dates.
  • Data export in Gantt or Excel formats.

4 Results: 

Moreover, this tool includes a simulation mode to visualise the actual and simulated planning. The system enables making a copy of the simulated planning for a later study to determine whether they will be applied or discarded from the real planning.