Industry 4.0 Solutions

DSS Consulting has been working with the industrial sector since 2016, during which time we have completed several successful industrial digitalization projects in both Hungary and international markets.

Our solutions include both custom industrial digitalization developments and customizable “off-the-shelf” products. These can typically be integrated with any ERP system, to which the generated data is returned in the usual format.

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DSS StaffManager

Capacity planning and time tracking software

 

The most frequent challenges include:

a feketeWorking time is tracked using paper-based methods or Excel sheets
a feketeGathering information is cumbersome, complex, time-consuming and error-prone
a feketeThe staff would have unused capacity, but due to the complexity of the work or the lack of follow-up on their qualifications, it is difficult to redesign working schedules

 

Our solution:

a feketeEmployees can record their working time data using a common, user-friendly interface
a feketeManagers can easily plan the capacity of their employees

a feherThe competencies of the employees can also be recorded (e.g. are their qualifications and skills up-to-date for the given task)
a feherThey can even allocate resources in advance for projects that have not yet started

a feketeCan be integrated with existing ERP systems
a feketeThe entered data is automatically uploaded to the ERP system, there is no need for additional administration
a feketeThe detailed analysis of unused capacities is also easy

With the help of DSS StaffManager, you can record planned and actual working time that becomes measurable at both the employee and project level. In addition, the working time of the machines can be recorded automatically along system integrations.

Based on this data, resource allocation can be planned, so resources can be allocated for future projects as well.

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 OptimAPS

Flexible production scheduling and optimization system

 

The most frequent challenges include:

a feketeManufacturing companies want to optimize unused capacities and production time better 
a feketeThey cannot react quickly enough to unexpected events and outages
a feketeProcesses are not transparent, bottlenecks are difficult to find
a feketeThe production plan serves as a good reference, but easily becomes outdated during the process
a feketeNon-optimal capacity utilization results in extra costs

 

Our solution:

a feketeCreates a production plan broken down to single machines, taking into account current orders and deadlines
a feketeIn the machine calendar we can see a real-time picture of currently running production activities
a feketeThe proposed plan can be flexibly modified (Drag & Drop) and re-scheduled
a feketeCan be integrated with existing ERP systems and sensors
a feketeAutomatic loading of orders from ERP and reloading the machine calendar are also possible

 

OptimAPS uses a unique linear programming algorithm to optimize the production schedule for the lowest possible cost and time. The calculations also take changeover times (e.g. down- and up-tooling, material heating) and cycle times into account.

The software is also capable of performing deviance analysis based on real-time data (e.g. incoming new, high-priority order) and proposing a modified production plan based on this. The production manager can modify the received proposals as desired, run a simulation, or start a redesign with the specified conditions.

DSS OptimAPS, integrated with the DSS Maintenance solution, can automatically calculate planned downtime, providing a complex solution for the availability of production machinery.

See the Optimaps website for more details ot to sign up for a free demo.

 

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 DSS Maintenance

Predictive and preventive maintenance support solution

 

The most frequent challenges include:

a feketeIn addition to digital processes, important data is also recorded on paper, which is often lost
a feketeThere is no established knowledge base or easy-to-trace maintenance history for each machine
a feketeDue to unplanned downtime, some machines are out of production for several days, resulting in additional cost

 

Our solution:

a feketeEnsures pre-planning the maintenance of machinery, making better use of operating time (less downtime, more operating time)
a feketeManuals and repair reports can be recorded in a single system

a feherA common knowledge base can be created on failures and machines
a feherIn the event of a failure, it is easier to find out and analyze the cause of the failure based on historical data

a feketeCan be integrated with existing ERP systems

 

DSS Maintenance is able to provide full support for monitoring maintenance processes. It is suitable for all machines to be recorded at the component level, so you can see the history of component replacement based on its own ID. Any event related to the machines and parts can be recorded, and their history can be traced throughout their entire life cycle, making it easy to create visually well-represented, specific reports.

Based on the runtime or operating time and the manufacturer's recommendation (in a preventive way) or even on the basis of sensor data (in a predictive way), the service requirements of the given machine can be predicted and thus mandatory and ad-hoc maintenance dates can be monitored.

 

Advantages of the optional predictive module include:

a feketeSends preventive alerts about possible failures and component wear based on data sent by sensors
a feketeThis ensures a quick response and proper availability of the equipment
a feketeHelps minimize service costs and maximize service life
a feketeHelps prevent machines from falling out of production, saving your company time and money

 

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 DSS WorkflowManager

Standardized workflow software

 

The most frequent challenges include: 

a feketeTasks, roles, and processes recorded in Excel can become untraceable
a feketeTracking these records can take an unnecessary amount of energy for the line manager
a feketeOnly simple reports can be extracted from the existing system
a feketeThe existing ERP system has a workflow module, but it is complicated with many redundant functions

 

Our solution:

a feketeUser-friendly interface, transparent and easy to track
a feketeCan be integrated with existing ERP systems: Automatic generation of tasks and reloading of results
a feketeComplex reports and real-time analysis can be easily created thanks to the graphically modelable status map (UML)
a feketeTasks, deadlines, reminders can be easily assigned to tasks

 

With the help of DSS WorkflowManager, a flexibly parameterized status map is available for all projects and tasks. You can assign a responsible person, status, documents, or even a system of transition conditions to each task, and you can add comments to it. In addition, the full history of the tasks can be traced, making it easy to analyze when and how the projects evolved as a result of the decisions.

Tasks can even be generated automatically from the ERP system, and then the calculated values are reloaded, reducing redundant administration.

DSS WorkflowManager, integrated with DSS StaffManager, offers a complex solution for managing and monitoring tasks and the resources allocated to them.

 

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DSS SalesTarget

Sales and business planning solution

 

 

The most frequent challenges include: 

a feketeBusiness planning takes place in Excel sheets, which are time-consuming and labor-intensive to update
a feketeThere is no unified system for managing customer data, everyone records them in their own way
a feketeSalespeople spend too much time on administration
a feketeMeetings are too long: Managers are informed of the status of each case only here 

 

Our solution:

a feketeA ready-to-use but still customizable solution
a feketeManagers can keep track of the development of plan numbers and the status of cases
a feketeIt standardizes administration management, saving time for sales staff
a feketeThe information gathered will help you plan and modify your strategy

 

DSS SalesTarget enables business planning on a customer-by-customer basis, making it possible to track bidding processes and sales information as well. The software enables a quarterly forecast of year-end results, making it possible to continuously refine the extent of deviations from plan at both the customer and business line level.

DSS SalesTarget is platform-independent -  in addition to manual data recording, it can import data from any ERP and CRM system, so it displays all the necessary information in one place, in a structured way.

With the dashboard display, any statement is easy to create, and changes are visible instantly and dynamically as the salesperson uploads the information.

 

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