The enterprise level of plant floor visibility

By Plant Engineering Staff April 18, 2007

The lifecycle of plant floor data no longer begins and ends on the plant floor; rather it has been transformed into a complex network of many-to-many information flows. This network includes collected plant floor data, job roles and functional groups utilizing collected data, and the enabling technology utilized. Consequently, these information flows are defined by the answers manufacturers’ give to the following questions:
• Which pieces of plant floor data are collected?
• How is plant floor data collected?
• Which job roles and functional groups within the enterprise utilize plant floor data?
• How is technology utilized in regard to shop floor data?
This Benchmark Report will provide the answers to these questions and will also provide further analysis which draws correlations between the answers to these questions and Best in Class performance.

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