Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing
Siemens Valor IoT Manufacturing Analytics delivers supply chain visibility
February 28, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Feb. 28, 2018 – Siemens today announced the Valor IoT Manufacturing Analytics product, a new Big Data and business intelligence platform that monitors and manages global electronics manufacturing operations for real-time manufacturing utilization and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
Powered by MindSphere, the new product is an extension of the Valor Manufacturing Solution, a scalable plug-and-play IoT device and data acquisition product for electronics manufacturing. By collecting and managing data sources from Valor shop floor modules, the product aims to provide visibility into all shop floor equipment, materials management, product quality, traceability, and supply chain operations globally, explains Siemens.
According to Siemens, the solution captures and explores complete materials, quality and process traceability data for printed circuit boards (PCB) and assemblies, measuring and analyzing how resources are utilized with real-time work-in-progress tracking and efficiency. It manages data from all manufacturing sites and production lines, including machine performance analysis and utilization, it adds. PCB manufacturing executives, line managers, and manufacturing engineers can use the solution to realize design-to-manufacturing efficiency for their customers’ work orders by detecting factors that affect yield and identifying areas for improvements.