Time is money, and efficiency is time. These are truths that engineering and manufacturing professionals know all too well. For the panel building community, some of the most common challenges include:
- Inefficient workflows and quality issues
- Pressure to reduce delivery times
- Shortage of skilled labor
- High scrap rates
- And the ultimate issue for bottom lines: low margins
Therefore, we’ve designed a solution to address the concerns plaguing the marketplace. That concept is the EPLAN Smart Value Chain, which improves manufacturing times up to 40 percent. It involves a focus on quality (“smart”) data versus big data when adding value throughout the chain, from sales to operations & service. Instead of thinking in terms of software applications, we’re considering the integrated value chain; instead of delivering a “plug-and-play” box, we’re offering an overall solution in which our software plays a key part.
The Smart Value Chain is the backbone of our panel-building automation matrix (PAM), the first business consultancy platform in the engineering industry. PAM was constructed using insights from more than 150 panel builders worldwide, including many in North America. The platform helps companies understand their operations by analyzing their business, identifying challenges and creating opportunities for improvement. To learn more about PAM, check out this quick video and read our latest press release about the launch of PAM and our Store Share View product in the U.S. market.
If you’ll be at the Automation Fair® event from Rockwell Automation Nov. 14-15 in Philadelphia, our team would love to demonstrate how PAM works in person. Email email@example.com to set up a meeting or stop by our booth (#1349) at the event.
Also, Sean-Patrick Mulherrin, EPLAN Product Manager, will be showcasing our solutions in session T30, titled “EPLAN Software and Services: Data Store/Share/View and The Connected Enterprise.” Head to Room 104AB at 9 a.m. on Nov. 14 and 15 to check it out.