Planing is the last wood transformation process. It’s where you must make the most out of products from previous processes. The planer line, of course, falls prey to sawing and drying issues, but may also be affected by poorly functioning equipment and issues with the wood that can only be observed once it reaches the line. Blockages and undue downgrades become so commonplace that it’s hard for you and your managers to sit down to understand and improve the situation.
Specifically designed for the wood transformation industry by our team of specialists and part of PMP TeamMate™ , PMP WePlane™ offers:
We understand that your reporting, although digital, is still managed manually and usually the responsibility of a single person. It usually entails collecting relevant data from every planer line machine, and then manipulating it in a spreadsheet to yield the desired business intelligence (BI). We use a manufacturing model that allows PMP WePlane to aggregate the data from IIoT-connected equipment and present reliable results in such a way that everyone—from operator to management—gets the intelligence they need, when they need it.
Observation and analysis enable setting new goals. Use your data-driven goals to configure PMP WePlane dashboards to enable operators to be more responsive in real time, effectively decreasing degrading and driving up efficiency. The information in our dashboards is the same as the one in reports, also eliminating the need to wait for end-of-shift reports to evaluate performance.
Data-driven insights available to everyone from PMP WePlane will lead you to observe other areas of operations that need improvement. This way, you can enter—as a team—into a cycle of measurement, analysis, and observation that will drive your goals in an endless continuous improvement loop not limited to the planer line.
All PMP TeamMate tools are designed to be easy to master, making onboarding experienced and inexperienced employees alike faster than conventional “performance tools”. They communicate the right information to the right person in a way that is quick to assimilate, even for a beginner.
Beyond coming standard with the full history of incoming / outgoing boards, production and downtimes, pivot tables for analysis, configurable alerts, and recipe management, PMP WePlane features: