System Platform 2017 offers a phased approach in achieving excellence maturity, as lessons learned can be incorporated in the future stages and hence reduce the risk of failure. System Platform 2017’s approach enables organizations to succeed in one plant/area and then apply lessons learned as means of continuous process improvement to other plants/areas.
In my last post, we talked about Level 2 and 3, its challenges, offering capabilies, and key benefits. This is the final post of this series and we will conclude with Level 4 and 5.
Level 4 - Reinforced. Optimized resources: standard metrics and actionable rules
At this level, the central data repository is leveraged to its fullest extent. The company invests in analytics applications that use standardized data to make highly efficient decisions that lower costs and create value throughout the organization.
The company makes key insights to help eliminate wasteful activities by connecting information across business operations. Teams develop standard metrics for managing all types of business aspects and directly tie them to success criteria. Business units are judged based on normalized comparisons. Managers and supervisors evaluate performance in real-time.
Predictive and proactive analytics are modeled from the centralized data. Based on these analytics, business rules provide actionable information that is incorporated into the everyday activities of operational personnel. Enterprise dashboards allow these rules to be routinely updated to address specific efficiency issues, best practices, and poor performance.
Modular Plug-in Business Applications enable Operations organizations to Grow at Speed of the Business.
Incrementally add-on additional capability when required by business needs. Seamless integration of Supervisory & MES, Workflow, Quality, and Batch applications is possible without abandoning prior investments in automation and information systems, production processes, or intellectual property.
- Workflow-based Automated tasks, alerts, notifications for proactive resolution.
- Investment Protection - cost-effectively and efficiently managing the end-to-end operational processes.
Level 5 - Proactive. Highly mature enterprise: automated decision-making
Level 5 of the maturity model creates an optimized business environment that uses real-time operational information to align employee activities with business goals. The last step of the maturity process is to automate fundamental decision-making processes. This allows personnel to redirect efforts from mundane tasks to efficiency-driven activities that continually improve operations and lower costs. At this level, enterprises rely on automated decisions to provide key benefits such as reject handling, work order generation, and supply chain management. Complex and crucial decisions incorporate authorization workflows that integrate directly with business systems.
Enterprise Integration for sustainable productions goals across sites/plant and continuous operations improvement.
- Comprehensive business integration
- Real-time resource allocation & planning
- Global data driven operations
- Improved manufacturing agility
- Complete visualization from plant floor to CEO
Every manufacturer will enter and progress through the stages of the Operational Execution Maturity Model that is most appropriate for it, at a pace determined by its own needs, infrastructure, readiness and resources.
- Level 1 – Reactive. Basic survival: paper focused/homegrown
- Level 2 - Prepared. Improved efficiency: focused data systems
For additional reading: The business value of good user experience in HMI SCADA using Wonderware System Platform 2017