With each passing day, factories are becoming smarter, and for this development to result in growth for industries, system integration must exist in industrial plants and manufacturing.
This is happening because the generation, storage capacity and processing demand for this data caused by the technologies of Industry 4.0 is a reality.
In order to use the data in a truly strategic way, it is necessary that a business management system is used, thus ensuring the connection of all points.
In this article you will understand the key advantages and benefits of ensuring system integration in industries as well as the main systems that perform industrial management and what are the trends for the future.
Reasons to use an industrial management system
The daily routine in an industry can be quite challenging as one needs to be increasingly efficient, lower the costs and ensure the quality of products. One of the actions that must be taken to ensure success in factories is to conduct industrial management using a system.
By using an industrial management system, managers receive information in real time, employees perform more activities in less time, and customers are satisfied with the quality of products and customer service.
In this way, it is possible to observe the growth of the business through the improvement of the company’s indicators.
To make it even clearer, here are 4 advantages that industries using industrial management systems have:
1. Standardization and integration of processes
A major advantage of using an industrial management system is the ability to make processes simpler, more standardized and integrated.
From the stock of raw materials to the analysis of reports, these systems meet all industry’s needs. However, the integration of all existing processes in each department is something that requires a lot of attention and planning, so that the results are really positive.
By using an industrial management system, everyone involved in the production chain has the same information.
So from a single production order it is possible for a salesperson to report the production status of a product, while a manager can identify what each operator is producing on a daily basis.
2. Reduction of error and rework
With standardized and integrated processes, one of the positive consequences is the reduction of rework in the industry, and this is because the production department is connected to the other areas of the company.
Therefore, it is possible to extract historical data, tendencies found in reports, and other information that is necessary to avoid repetition of problems, errors and the need to redo some step of the process.
3. Reduce the costs
At first, the investment to acquire and customize an industrial management system may be considered high, but as all processes will be optimized to the maximum, consequently there will be a reduction of costs after a short time.
Simple indicators such as the amount of paper used and printer maintenance cost, for example, are the first ones to have positive results.
In addition, an industrial management system helps to improve the productivity of both the employees and the equipment used in the factory. When planning the machine hours, quantity of raw material required and deadlines for deliveries to customers, the entire production system becomes more productive and reduces the costs.
4. Data Security
One of the pillars of Industry 4.0 is precisely the importance of ensuring the security of data generated, as these are one of the biggest assets of companies today.
Because industrial management systems create automatic backups, data security is guaranteed. In addition, the systems available in the market protect companies by using antivirus and firewalls.
Considering these 4 advantages it is already possible to realize how important an industrial management system is for companies. Therefore, it is essential to use these tools so that your industry can grow in a sustainable way and ensuring the best use of the people and equipment available.
Major industrial management systems
There are 2 large companies that are the leaders of the Brazilian market. They offer ERP systems for industrial management, and are called TOTVS and SAP.
TOTVS is a Brazilian solution, and the system has the advantage of being adapted to the Brazilian market and laws. This is the company with the greatest results in Brazil, especially considering small and medium-sized companies.
SAP is a German company that is a global leader in industrial management solutions, but in Brazil it is behind the Brazilian competitor. However, SAP dominates the large enterprise market, while TOTVS ranks second.
The industrial ERP system developed by IndustriALL is a solution focused on the integration of all the systems and processes of the industries because we understand that this is a very important requirement for the growth and development of companies.
As you already know, system integration is one of the pillars of Industry 4.0 that must be taken very seriously by companies.
After all, with a good structure of this pillar it is possible to improve the relationship between the maintenance and operation areas, to have all the information in one place, to improve the decision processes and to achieve exponential results.
But beyond the focus on the pillar of system integration, IndustriALL is customized according to the reality and needs of the industries, delivering what is expected with high added value.
Importance of industrial system integration (benefits)
Industries that seek to get ahead in the market and remain sustainable in the future are always working to be leading the market, and in many cases this is done through the use of technology in the industrial environment.
One of the technological solutions available today is system integration, which allows different data sources to terminate in a single system so that they can be evaluated and used whenever necessary.
Because of this feature of connecting different departments and areas of an industry, having integrated systems provide some benefits such as cost efficiency and quality to the final product.
Therefore, a modern industry that puts in practice the pillars of Industry 4.0 as system integration, has available data regarding planning, stock, production, sales, human resources and any other areas that may exist.
The Future of System Integration in Industry 4.0
In general, it is possible to realize that the amount of data generated at any time is very large, both in companies and in the daily routine of people. This generates the need to combine all information into systems so that they can be evaluated.
In the context of industry 4.0, this situation will only increase, being necessary to do something about it to be able to handle all this information.
When these data are lost in different places, it is very difficult and laborious to carry out analyzes that really bring insight into the manufacturing environment.
Therefore, the use of system integration and the correct industrial management of it are essential to keep industries in the market, especially those that already use the technologies and the current industrial revolution in their routines.
Do you have access to the different data generated by your industry? Share your experience with system integration in the comments below.