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CONTACT Elements for IoT provides freely combinable no-code applications for asset management and the comprehensive digitalization of production, which are intended to go far beyond the functional scope of an MES system. CONTACT Software is now expanding its range for the smart factory with a new app for workforce scheduling.

Close cooperation with thyssenkrupp Dynamic Components

The Shopfloor Planner was developed in close cooperation with thyssenkrupp Dynamic Components. It significantly simplifies machine allocation in production and creates transparency. This also enables companies to react quickly to deviations from the plan, such as staff shortages, thus meeting delivery deadlines and avoiding expensive penalties.

Transparent shift planning for the store floor

The Shopfloor Planner provides production managers with an overview of who is available, sick or on vacation from the plant teams. Once planning is complete, it shows which people are scheduled for each machine and shift, and whether set-up processes or service cases are pending. Using filters and color coding, it is possible to see at a glance whether too many or too few personnel are scheduled for a shift.

Close planning gaps quickly

Short-term staff shortages can slow down production. "In the worst case scenario, a plant comes to a standstill," says Kilian Bächle, Product Manager for CONTACT's IoT offering. "Because quickly finding someone who can operate a particular machine is usually not easy." With the Shopfloor Planner from Elements for IoT, this should now be easy.

Clearly identify the need for action

If someone is absent at short notice, production managers can clearly see where action is needed. Elements for IoT lists the people with the necessary qualifications for each planning gap so that they can react immediately. A glance at their previous workload is enough to identify a suitable replacement and avoid a system failure.