Production line issues were reported on a wipeable whiteboard – Production Control Board (PCB). The Line Leader had to enter the data manually into the destination system at the end of a shift. Problem No. 1 was that data on the wipeable whiteboard could be lost during the shift. Problem No. 2 was that some events/issues reported by IoT monitoring devices were missed and not reported. The manual process was prone to human error and was less efficient than the automated one. The improvement idea was to replace the existing manual solution with an IT application solution called ePCB.
The main objectives were:
- to eliminate the situations when PCB data are lost
- to enable presenting events data reported by IoT devices together with PCB data
- to allow the automated process of PCB data transfer to the destination system