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Production Data Collection is a central component of any Manufacturing Execution System, because it surveys the actual situation on the shop floor and makes it transparent. Along with Machine Data Collection, this is the starting point for continuous improvement with the goal of boosting economic efficiency in production.
Much of the data is generated and collected automatically by Production Data Collection. But some of the data is input manually by employees on the shop floor. Therefore, a lot depends on the user interfaces of PC stations, terminals and mobile devices. If Production Data Collection is to be successful, the user interface must be flexible enough to adapt to the specific situation and intuitive to operate. And, of course, it must be possible to integrate the PDC system into SAP.
Production Data Collection is seamlessly integrated in SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA as a part of top MES. This means that established SAP objects and functions are used, data is accessed directly from the SAP system, and production data is stored directly in the SAP system. This lets you continue to use SAP solutions at your company together with our PDC system without any problems.
top MES provides you with Production Data Collection that models the entire production process and can collect job, personnel, machine and process data at each individual step – and with any desired granularity. An important aspect here: Your production employees can make their inputs via intuitive PDC dialogs that also run on touchscreens.
Data collected in this way lets you track the current situation on the shop floor and the progress of production orders at all times. In addition, the data may be condensed into performance indicators which are then available to you for evaluations. The well-known indicator of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) can also be shown with top MES.