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Intelligent manufacturing Production flexibility
for optimal workflows

Deliver the right data to the right people at the right time to make actionable decisions ahead of time

Flexible manufacturing systems

Flexible manufacturing systems let you shift workflows effortlessly

Enhance your ability to be proactive with the variables you need to consider in your day-to-day operations. And connect your manufacturing components to meet customer demands, eliminate potential failure points and increase or adjust production system productivity without incurring excessive costs and resources.

Many companies face challenges in tracking parts across their factory or from one facility to another thus driving increased costs, labour and inaccuracies along the way. Lack of visibility to inventory, points of failure, etc. results in product shortages and missed production cycles. Through Industry 4.0 connectivity, automation, fast information exchange and analytics, a new dimension of flexibility can be reached, and new approaches to planning and controlling production systems can be designed.

The outputs of a Smart Factory on manufacturing:

  • Enhanced productivity

    – reduce production time, enable better asset utilisation, and inventory management with higher levels of automation
  • Enhanced flexibility

    – execute the production steps for a large, or small number of products
  • Enhanced quality

    – monitor current production in real-time and quickly intervene in case of errors via smart sensors

What production flexibility can do for you:

Move away from spreadsheets and other manual processes to automated solutions to better optimise the planning and scheduling of building a product. Bolster the continuity of operations — even with skeletal crews — with automated equipment-monitoring and process systems. Reduce cycle times and higher yield, quality, energy and throughout process industries where process parameters must be constantly monitored and optimised. And maximise operating equipment and process parameters to increase overall equipment efficiency. You can accomplish all of this, and production flexibility helps you get there.

Flexibility within production requires visibility into the production floor. Our solutions provide these insights by being the data collection and integration tools that help you make better production decisions in real time.

Eliminate Human Error and Automate Processes

Eliminate human error and automate processes

  • Free up employee time to spend more time on valuable tasks
  • Paperless manufacturing helps automate inventory to minimise manual data input and maximise cost savings
  • Reduce the risk of reliance on institutional knowledge through automation
  • Eliminate fees to expedite overtime rates
  • See when items run low for efficient re-ordering
Boost Manufacturing Productivity

Boost productivity

  • Maximise asset utilisation and minimise downtime
  • Drive direct and indirect labour efficiencies
  • Manage supply network costs and synchronisation
  • Ensure both schedule and plan stability and accuracy
Reduce risk

Reduce risk

  • Ensure raw materials price and availability
  • Manage warranty and recalls effectively
Handheld RFID scanner

Ensure continuity of supply

  • Lean inventory management
  • Drive order lead time, production schedules and batch lot allocation of inventory
  • Free operating cash, reduce debt to plan improvements and potential acquisitions
Man managing inventory with Brady handheld RFID scanner

Minimise costs and optimise reorders

  • Organise and scale across facilities
  • Forecast inventory
  • Manage inventory to realise economies of scale
Man generating transaction data within the end-to-end Brady manufacturing process

Track work orders in real-time

  • Rapidly generate transaction data within the end-to-end manufacturing process
  • Track the bookends of raw materials in and finished goods out
  • Record line production and create actionable data
  • Create operational intelligence not tied to people resources
INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING

Real-time data and end-to-end visibility will revolutionise your manufacturing operations

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Speed
  • Reduce cycle times
  • Increase throughput
  • Make better decisions, faster
  • Innovate quickly
Productivity
  • Decrease production time
  • Better utilise labour, equipment, assets
  • Manage inventory effectively
Quality
  • Monitor production in real time
  • Quickly intervene in case of errors
  • Identify and fix issues proactively
  • Create one version of the truth
Efficiency
  • Reduce human error
  • Eliminate downtime/overtime
  • Forecast accurately
Flexibility
  • Shift easily as demand changes
  • Organise and scale across facilities
  • Continually optimise production
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Interconnectivity

Analyse real-time data across your operations to make well-informed decisions in no time.

  • Connect business and process systems
  • Aggregate data from multiple sources into a single ecosystem
  • Access historical information for trends and analytics

Complete Smart Solutions

Implement world-class identification technologies with the world’s most trusted manufacturing leader.

  • Industrial Edge Computing, Barcode & Optical Scanning, Printing, and RFID hardware and software
  • High-performance labelling and custom material solutions you’ve come to trust from Brady
  • An integrated ecosystem of hardware: easy to connect and implement.
Intelligent Manufacturing Sphere

Real-time is the real deal

Intelligent Manufacturing solutions give you the visibility and flexibility you need, so you can avoid the problems you don’t.

Build your smart factory today with Brady

Let’s have a conversation to discuss what a flexible manufacturing environment can do for you.

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