In an attempt to reduce costs and increase profits Manufacturing facilities are focusing on enterprise integration. The aim is to achieve operational excellence through integration of plant floor with the enterprise layer. Typically there is a not direct/automatic flow of data to and fro from the plant floor to enterprise LAN. This causes huge wastage of man hours, which are required to manually enter the data into the business application. In addition, key stakeholders frequently question the integrity of data since it is manually keyed in by human resource and is prone to human errors.
Enterprise integration facilitates an organization to bridge the manufacturing unit with the business applications. There can be diverse systems installed at the plant floor such as DCS, PLCs, HMI, RTU, flowmeters and so on. The Business applications can be ERP systems, Asset Management Systems and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems. Naturally, there is a strong connection between the plant floor and these enterprise applications as a lot of information required in these business applications stem from SCADA. This data can be related to production, maintenance, operations, inventory and planning.
AdvanGram has immense expertise in Enterprise Integration and we have delivered our solution on numerous systems both at plant floor and Enterprise layer. We have integrated control systems from various vendors (like Invensys, ABB, Siemens, Rockwell, Emerson, Yokogawa etc.) with the world renowned enterprise systems (like SAP, ORACLE, Microsoft Dynamics, Maximo, etc.) Under the umbrella of Enterprise integration we have delivered multiple solutions to our clients which include but not limited to Condition Based Maintenance, Production Planning, Intelligent Inventory Planning, Supply Chain and Regulatory Systems.
Some of the Benefits of Enterprise Integration are as below:
- Automatic generation of activities (Work Orders, Production Order etc).
- Automatic posting of critical parameters like run hours, trips etc.
- Inventory cost cutting.
- Decrease in unplanned downtime and shutdowns.
- Improved predicted equipment failures.
- Enhanced business forecasting.