Error-prone, manual and almost intransparent production planning
Medium-sized enterprises represent the lion's share of production and engineering companies in Germany. But as is often the case in traditional sectors of industry, production planning can lack transparency due to a large number of manual processes – which are prone to (human) errors. Making heads or tails of processes or gaining an overview can be time-consuming, often causing employees headaches when simply trying to track production status or progress with orders. It's also common to find staff dashing around the shopfloor with manual logs and planning documents.
- Large number of paper-based processes with little information logged as reusable data
- Different individuals responsible for tracking and updating plans manually
- Difficulties checking production status and order completion levels