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Let's improve
productivity

through real-time
management!

Improve productivity by looking at the numbers.

Do you look at any numbers beside the post-production results?
Have you ever questioned if the current productivity represents the real capacity?
If you do not manage productivity in real time, productivity can drop for many reasons:
delays in understanding problems and handling bottlenecks, for instance.
How you manage productivity can directly affect the improvement of the productivity.

The key to productivity improvement is the introduction of IoT.

For example…

Real TimeReal Time

OwnerOwner

Before

This is a report for today. Let me see…

It hasn't achieved its goal! What is going on?!

Since I am often outside of the factory,
I can only check the production results at the end of the day… the reality is,
I cannot do anything for the production line even though the quantity is insufficient...

After

Let's have a look at the production situation before the flight. Umm… This part seems unusual. I hope this does not effect our target.

Line A seems behind from the target. Do you recognize the problem? Thank you for calling. I will deal with that!

Now, I can see the actual production situation from anywhere,
which allows me to point out the problem in real time.

For example…

VisualizationVisualization

Head of the FactoryHead of the Factory

Before

I will take your cycle time starting from now. I have to do this quick!

Everyone is doing great… But I am suspicious whether this number is true…

Currently, the only way to measure cycle time is by hand,
so it lacks accuracy and it is difficult to measure.

After

The viewer made it easier to visualize the accurate cycle time! B production is little bit slower than others.

It seems to be slower in the afternoon. It would be great if you could keep that in mind.

Since it measures the every-day operation time,
the accuracy of production plannig increases.

For example…

MaintenanceMaintenance

MechanicMechanic

Before

Sewing machine stops working. Let me check…

I wonder what caused this break down. Is it from the electronic circuit board? We have to check the instruction manual…

Identifying the causer takes time.
I need to go office to look for instruction manual…

After

Machine A is showing an error.

I brought new parts. I will repair immediately.

It allows me to recognize the machine error from anywhere.
This enables us to prepare what will be needed to repair beforehand.
This makes our job efficient and reduces the time.

Benefits of Brother's IoT

IoT – from even
a single machine.

Does it require a large initial investment?

Brother's IoT system can be introduced for 1/5 of the market price.
Even with the minimum investment, connecting to the initial process of the production line provides you with an input quantity. The difference between the input quantity and the output quantity will be the key to optimizing the production process. On the other hand, by connecting to the final process of production line, you get hourly, daily, and monthly production and cumulative output, which enables you to visualize production progress.

IoT – from even a single machine.

Display real-time numbers in an easy-to-follow display.

  • A line graph of productivity progress
    (comparison of target value)

    A line graph of productivity progress (comparison of target value)

  • Graph of the number of counts
    (balance)

    Graph of the number of counts (balance)

  • Working percentage
    (ratio of each facility)

    Working percentage (ratio of each facility)

  • Error history (facility management)
    of the sewing facility, etc.

    Error history (facility management) of the sewing facility, etc.

CONTACT

Feel free to contact Brother if you have any interest in Brother's IoT system.

Contact usContact us

Recommended to the following people :

  • Not sure what IoT can do
  • Interested in the data IoT can show
  • Want to explain about IoT to your boss or colleague

The key to productivity improvement is in Brother's innovative new technology "DigiFlex Feed"

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The key to productivity improvement is in Brother's innovative new technology "DigiFlex Feed"

Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in IoT.