Shopfloor management as pathfinder towards the digital factory
Shopfloor management stands for the idea of ensuring, or increasing, production efficiency through the most concrete measures possible. To achieve this goal, a tool-set of processes, rules, behaviour, methods and systems is required such as is found today in diverse forms in discrete manufacturing. Predominant in this are however local, individual and heterogeneous solutions. The challenge, in the context of Industry 4.0, is to view shop-floor management as a component part of the complete supply chain and to link this purposefully with all participating systems.