CONTACT Software is expanding its open Elements platform for digital Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) to include a module for resource planning on the shopfloor.
CONTACT Elements for IoT offers freely combinable no-code applications for asset management and the digitalization of manufacturing. A module for workforce scheduling has now been added to this offering. The new Shopfloor Planner was developed in close cooperation with automotive supplier thyssenkrupp Dynamic Components. It simplifies machine allocation in production and creates transparency. Companies can react quickly to deviations from the plan, such as staff shortages.
The Shopfloor Planner provides an overview of who is available, sick or on vacation. Once planning is complete, it shows which people are scheduled for each machine and shift and whether set-up processes or service cases are pending.
Using filters and color coding, you can see at a glance whether there is too much or too little staff scheduled for a shift.
If staff are absent at short notice, the new module quickly shows where action is needed. Elements for IoT lists the people with the necessary qualifications for each planning gap. A glance at their previous workload is all it takes to identify a suitable replacement and avoid a system failure.
Thyssenkrupp Dynamic Components, a leading automotive supplier of drive components for combustion, hybrid and electric engines, has been using CONTACT Elements for IoT for global production control at its 10 production sites for a year now.
The person-centered view of the Shopfloor Planner lists for each person individually for which system they are scheduled. (Image: CONTACT Software)