Improving Manufacturing Times: EPLAN’s Smart Value Chain & Panel-Building Automation Matrix (PAM)

Posted by EPLAN USA on Nov 12, 2018 12:20:00 PM
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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 
At EPLAN, we take these concerns very seriously because we’re dedicated to efficient engineering, and we’ve also shifted our attention in recent years from our products to more comprehensive, end-to-end client solutions. As processes have increased in complexity, we have evolved from a software production company into an engineering process solutions provider. This approach requires being hyper-focused on truly solving our clients’ challenges and streamlining their processes.

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. 

EPLAN_PhiladelphiaSkylineIf 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 meschnig.m@eplanusa.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.

Topics: Engineering Efficiency, The Connected Enterprise, Automation, EPLAN News

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