In 2003, ITEMSA experiences a big volume of work, in consequence, a lot of data to manage. Therefore, decides to develop an IT tool in order to standardize criteria, methodologies, delivery formats for technical studies, and to guarantee the robustness and traceability of the data. This is the starting point of ItemsaSoft PROCESOS, a software developed as an own tool in order to perform all ITEMSA’s projects. It brings a lot of good results that our consulting clients that discover it -knowing that anything like this is on the market- demand it for their own companies. The great leap comes in 2005 when ITEMSA creates a commercial version of the program.
Since then, ITEMSA’s software has been updating; introducing new ways to gather information thanks to the Industry 4.0, capturing information from the processes in real time, in order to make decisions and react when something begins to deviate from its standard; becoming a perfect tool to improve the competitiveness of a company.
This evolution takes a step forward in September 2019. ITEMSA, with more than 30 years of experience in the implementation of competitiveness improvement plans, presents APPRODUCTIVITY 4.0. The best simulator on the market for workload balancing optimisation.
APPRODUCTIVITY 4.0 is the innovation’s optimal ally and allows you to perform your daily operation because it integrates the following applications developed by ITEMSA into a single software:
- ItemsaSoft PROCESSES: Tool that sets the standard for how work is to be done (for the different simulated scenarios) and that manages the documentation associated with the processes, methods and times, in the areas of Engineering, Quality and Production.
- ItemsaSoft BALANCING: Tool for solving any type of workload balancing: Single-Product Lines (Batches), Multi-Product Lines (Mix), Manufacturing or Assembly Cells and Multi-Operator Stations.
- ItemsaSoft EQUDIN: Tool that allows you to know what is happening in the manufacturing or assembly line or cell, in real time. Alerts will be triggered when any deviation from what should be happening is detected, allowing for a quick and immediate response: reschedule tasks, expand equipment or work shifts, etc.
- App ItemsaSoft PROCESSES for iPad: Tool for carrying out time studies -MTM or Stopwatch – in the factory, without the need to manually enter the data later on.
It is about improving the efficiency of your industry. APPRODUCTIVITY 4.0 has a Lean approach to reduce waste and add more value. This solid base facilitates innovation and processes improvement; it provides invaluable help in making production more flexible and allows to reduce the time spent by process engineers and time analysts by more than 50%.
In addition to offering valuable multipurpose information: planning and control, production, quality, costs, traceability, incentives; APPRODUCTIVITY 4.0 multiplies benefits for your business; because it is available in several languages; it provides a rigorous control of (automatic) updating of processes, methods, times, resources and documentation, and facilitates the standardized and globally-applicable optimization of industrialization and production procedures.
The advantages of being more flexible in manufacturing are amplified by APPRODUCTIVITY 4.0; because you can anticipate and simulate as many scenarios you may need. Our Lean software allows you to eliminate waste and have greater control, making production more flexible with shorter series and reducing everything that is unnecessary.
APPRODUCTIVITY 4.0 adds more functionalities to your company:
- Methods and Times (Work Analysis)
Defines working methods and determine times (stopwatch, MTM, etc.).
- Static Balancing
Designs any type of workload balance.
- Dynamic Balancing (EQUDIN)
Detects deviations and reschedule in real time.
- Production Support
Manages quality, logistics, security and maintenance.
- Resources Management
Creates, manages and connects machines, cranes, tools, components, products and workstations to processes and operations.
- Graphic Editor
Allows to add precise indications from photographs and the creation of images.
- ItemsaSoft PROCESSES for iPad
Executes studies directly in the shopfloor, without having to enter manual data.
- Document Management and Reporting
Designs and manages templates for the reporting of information to ensure compliance with standards.
We can assure you: APPRODUCTIVITY 4.0 is greater productive adaptability at the service of your profitability. Our Itemsa know-how, is the best guarantee.
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