DELMIA Virtual Production for Production Performance
The DELMIA Portfolio is grouped into distinct domains within manufacturing to offer solutions to enable your entire digital factory.
DELMIA - Operations Execution (OEX)
DELMIA - Operations Execution provides manufacturing companies with a way to significantly improve production efficiency and product quality. The product enforces operational procedures, while making it easy for shop floor workers to comprehend their task at hand, collect required data, and get back to work as fast as possible.
Developed for mission-critical advanced manufacturing, the Operations Execution module puts you in control of the process. While providing real-time visibility of the shop floor, the system enforces complete procedural control of data collection, buy-offs, employee certification and a complete record of the as-built history in accordance with all industry and governmental regulations. Real time WIP status empowers shop floor operators to avoid bottlenecks, part shortages and other issues that affect a predictable process, consistent product quality or on-time delivery.
Procedural Enforcement Operations Execution assures work is performed in the correct order, mandates that the required data is collected, and requires specific user functions are performed by only qualified individuals. Business rule administration is provided via out-of-the-box configuration options versus costly customization services. Value: Prevents rework and quality defects due to failure to perform required tasks, failures to obtain required approvals, or failures to collect required data. This also assures successful customer audits.
Zero to 3D Interactive Work Instructions Interactive work instructions perform two key functions: One is to provide the worker with just the right information they need to perform their job, and the second is to make it easy for them to record data and events as fast as possible. Task instructions may based upon a combination of zero to 3D (Text, Graphic, and 3D Models). The interactive portion of work instructions supports part tracking, data collection, employee labor tracking, user authentications (buyoffs), notes, task status updates, and much more. Value: Increases shop floor worker efficiency by providing them with accurate and always up to date information in an easy to read format. Shop floor workers are able to minimize the time it takes to access and record critical information, thereby allotting more time towards building product.
Real Time Work-In-Process Management Where are we on this job? What is the status of work in a certain area? Are there process bottlenecks and where are they? What are they? Who is working on what? The list goes on and on. Managers need up to date information to determine how to best manage their time and optimize resources. Operations Execution provides numerous options enabling managers to not only see what is going on, but they are also able to take action affecting the entire site from their desktop computer. Value: Better decisions with the least amount of effort, at the lowest cost, in the least amount of time.
Combined Planned and Emergent Process Work Flows When Operations Execution is combined with Emergent Process Management, users are able to record data for non-planned events such as nonconformance reports, corrective action requests, planning change requests and so on. The non-planned event documents, also known as Emergent Process Documents or EPDs, guide the user through the data collection process which is dictated by the data itself. More importantly, issues found during the manufacturing process can be resolved and the work flow can be modified using built in disposition process planning features that allow qualified individuals to modify existing shop orders or create new shop orders to resolve the problem. Value: Instead of using disparate systems, one for quality and one for manufacturing, a single system can be used to manage unplanned events. Predictive Analytics When Operations Execution is combined with Process Rules Discovery and Operations Advisor, complex manufacturing process flows are able to predict and warn of problems before they occur. Data collected in Operations Execution is linked to rules established in PRD. Operations Advisor can be embedded into PE work instructions to warn of potential problems based on data collected prior to that point. Value: Provides the ability to react in real time to future problems based upon historical data. Document Management & Machine Communications Operations Execution document management features assure that Operations Execution users are always working to the current approved version of any kind of document. In the case of machine programs, documents in the form of a machine program can be downloaded to machines, assuring that the machine is operating as designed for the process the user is working on. Value: Reduces time searching for documents and eliminates rework due to the use of an incorrect version of a document.
Shop Order Management DELMIA - Order Planning provides companies a way to modify existing shop orders or manually create new shop orders. While this capability also resides within the Emergent Process Management (OPM) product, it is desirable to be able to react quickly to unplanned events without having to always require that corrective action is limited to the OPM process. Value: Results in the least amount of effort and time to respond to non-planned events affecting issues found on the shop floor.
Shop Order Resource Management DELMIA - Order Planning includes a tool kit of applications needed to support the resources that are used in the design of process plans and shop orders. They are:
Work Center Management
Data Collection Planning
Labor Data Management
Value: From a single web application, enables Velocity process planners to be in control of the resources that are assigned to process execution tasks.
Shop Order Business Rules Management DELMIA - Order Planning includes tools to establish and control configurable business rules and permissions for each unique process execution object. Value: Prevents rework and quality defects due to failure of process execution users to perform required tasks, obtain required approvals, or collect required data.
Unit Management Complex manufactured end item products such as an airplane are extremely difficult and time consuming to get out the door and into the hands of the customer. The aircraft must be certified for airworthiness, and the customer needs an opportunity to accept the product even if a few minor issues are not yet resolved. Operations Execution and Emergent Process Management products provide a way to monitor and manage planned and emergent issues associated to each end item unit. Another key unit management feature is the ability to lock a unit from accepting new shop orders or nonconformance documents in order to facilitate certification processes that require that the product is in a known state during the certification process. Example: Airworthiness Certification Value: Significantly reduces time and effort to manage events associated to the current state of the final product. Unit management creates a lean process resulting in significant customer ROI and decreases the time it takes to get paid for the final product.
Product Key Customer Benefits
Pure web based technology lowering IT support costs
Easily integrates with legacy systems such as: ERP, PLM, Time Tracking, etc. resulting in increased efficiencies relative to data exchange and reporting
Supports high volume transactions via scalable web farm support
Low integration costs due to full XML input/output API’s
Supplier Portal support via enhanced security filtering options
Enforces procedures thus avoiding rework and quality defects
Audit log tracking assuring full data traceability
Procedural enforcement: Less risk of failing a customer audit
Full management control of process execution resources such as buyoffs, documents, alerts, data collection, and more
Tools provided to establish configurable business rules and user permissions resulting in procedural enforcement
Easy to use 0-3D interface makes sure users understand what needs to be done
Assures users work to accurate and up to date documents and machine programs
Real time interactive work in process monitoring
Improves management process by providing accurate actionable data
Combines manufacturing data collection and labor reporting into a single process (Bell Helicopter cost justified their MES purchase on this bullet alone)
A single system supporting manufacturing and quality processes (when EPG is used)
Reduces cost and time to get complex assembled products into the customer’s hands. (Unit Management)
System alerts BEFORE bad products are produced (when RDY and OAD are used)
Provides the ability to create and modify DELMIA shop orders