Mendix, optimize my plant

Category: Solution Templates
Subcategory: All

Overview

Now more than ever plant managers and shop-floor leaders are under constant pressure to meet customer delivery dates and optimize costs while reacting to unforeseen events without visibility into how their decisions will impact the schedule and KPIs. Shop-floors constantly changing, product mix higher than ever before and mass customization require a constant restructuring of manufacturing operations. This often results in the business incurring lost time, quality issues and impact on reputation due to missed on-time-deliveries. Our goal with this solution is to put the power of digital twin into the hands of the plant managers and shop-floor leaders to enable them to predict and optimize with confidence their production performance in their day-to-day operations. We offer this by simplifying the creation of the digital twin of the factory and making it easy to leverage it on the shop-floor.

Documentation

https://youtu.be/wgJoj-zEN7E

Typical usage scenarios

Below are some customer use-case examples of the solutions you can quickly configure and extend, for your end customers using the starter kit and services

  • A large electronic manufacturer would like to provide their customers a mobile app that allows them to review delivery times and place orders for products

  • A large manufacturing OEM would like to reduce the CO2 consumption on the shop-floor by providing their plant managers and leaders visibility into the impact of their decisions on energy consumption

  • A Plant manager has a new production plan to execute and wants to evaluate if we can meet the on time delivery with the current resources and schedule and if needed  simulate multiple alternatives to make decisions that help meet customer commitment

  • A worker calls in sick  or an equipment fails and the  shop floor leader would like to evaluate the impact and simulate alternatives (additional shift/reschedule maintenance etc.) to minimize impact

The starter kit provides a lot of core functionality and additional extensible features which significantly reduce your time to deliver solutions for your customers.

Key features

With the Optimize my plant starter kit, you will be able to quickly hit the ground running and deliver a Mendix application connected to Plant Simulation and address the use cases of your manufacturing customers.

The kit includes:

  1. A Mendix Adaptive App with:
  • Ready-to-use modules covering manufacturing needs

•Calendars

•Teams & Workers

•Production Plan & Schedule

•Materials & Bill of Materials

•Factory structure, equipment and assets

•Process definitions

•Timeseries data and KPI’s

•Connectivity to Plant Simulation

•Common pages and widgets to address the most common needs for  manufacturing use cases, such as (but not limited to):

•Calendars for teams and shifts

•Gantt charts for production scheduling

•Bill of process editing

•Factory layout

•KPI’s and charts

•Etc...

  • REST services to query and post data to the above modules

2. A Tecnomatix Plant Simulation library, with ready-to-use objects and connections to the above Mendix app domain model and REST services

In order to accelerate deployment time and decrease time to value for your customers, consider leveraging Plant Simulation as a Services, for a cloud-ready, managed instance of Plant Simulation server 

Dependencies 

  • Mendix modeler version 9.6+

  • Tecnomatix Plant Simulation as a service offering

Installation

Please get in touch with us for details about installation and deployment

Releases

Version: 1.0.1
Framework Version: 9.6.0
Release Notes: Initial release
Version: 1.0.0
Framework Version: 9.6.0
Release Notes: Initial release