APS Group Trials TrakSYS

Post by Claire Healey on Wednesday 6th April

Cimlogic have recently undertaken a line performance study at APS Group, a marketing solutions provider to measure key performance metrics such as OEE, TEEP and Takt in real-time, using LEANTrakTM a portable cut down version of TrakSYSTM.

The trial was implemented at APS in Greater Manchester by connecting a LEANTrak unit using just two sensors to a printing line, and capturing performance data over a period of several days in January 2011. Line performance data was collected in real-time and stoppage events and notes were entered by the crew.

LEANTrak captured every minor stoppage, as well as inviting operators to enter downtime reasons for major stoppages from a predefined list, configured by Cimlogic on the day.

APS was able to view reports detailing metrics such as Availability, Performance and Quality both in real-time and historically.

At the end of the trial Cimlogic collated the data and presented it back to APS as a concise report. The report was constructed in a way that exposed areas of opportunity for measurable improvement, and illustrated the real financial benefits of improving OEE.

LEANTrak calculates metrics such as OEE, TEEP, Takt time and MTBF using a series of over 50 built in reports. Pareto analysis as well as line speed trends are used to present performance in a very user friendly way.

A LEANTrak Trial is an excellent hassle free, no risk strategy to examine the benefits and offerings of real-time data capture, compared with an existing system. It can be connected to any process regardless of vendor or age and allows the user to see the potential of the complete performance management solution, TrakSYS.

Following on from the successful LEANTrak trial APS is working with Cimlogic to carry out a full TrakSYS implementation, as part of its ongoing commitment to continuous improvement.

If you think that you would benefit from a LEANTrak Trial or would like to discuss your Operational Excellence goals with a sales representative, then please call 01274 599955 or visit www.cimlogic.co.uk


Contact: Marketing Assistant claire.warren@cimlogic.co.uk

Notes to Editor:

About Cimlogic Ltd

Cimlogic Ltd are UK Certified Implementation Partners for TrakSYS™. We are specialists in Manufacturing Execution Systems and Automation Projects. Systems, IT, MES and Controls Engineers all led by astute project management allows us to provide Lean manufacturing systems that always deliver a return on investment.

About TrakSYS™

TrakSYS™ is a suite of integrated and browser based applications that delivers the collection of aggregate data from multiple sources to provide real-time visibility, along with event management and analytical tools to improve equipment performance and availability, and it enables proactive and pre-emptive control that drives valuable business intelligence (BI).

About LEANTrak™

LEANTrak™ packs the power of TrakSYS™, the leading real-time operations & performance management software into a complete portable productivity package that can be rapidly deployed anywhere without installation, wiring, programming, infrastructure changes or production disruption. Using a special version of TrakSYS™ and sensors it collects accurate line stoppages and productivity data in real-time, involves operators in the productivity improvement process, and utilises dozens of useful metrics that will expose areas of opportunity for measurable improvement.

About Parsec Corp.

Parsec Automation Corp. (Parsec) is the developer of TrakSYS™, the leading real-time operations & performance management software. Manufacturing companies worldwide rely on Parsec for flexible and configurable tools to execute manufacturing operations across the value chain more effectively. Without production disruption TrakSYS™ helps manufacturers to significantly improve asset utilization and efficiency, increase capacity with no new capital equipment, reduce production costs, decrease lead time, and improve profitability. With measurable ROI TrakSYS™ fuels Lean, Six Sigma, TPM, and Operational Excellence efforts. For more information about Parsec please visit the corporate web site at www.parsec-corp.com.



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