Traditional methods no longer workMany of the most common methods of working used today were developed in a time when the technology was unable to update information directly at the time of the transaction. The models are often based on forecasts and on theories which are exact in themselves, but whose results are wrong. The reason is that they require great quantities of data that are hard to gather and have to be estimated, and that calculations often have to be carried out for entire batches. One example is the Wilson formula.
Even though both the world and the technology have changed, the old ways of thinking have been cemented. To achieve greater flexibility and efficiency in handling fast material flows, you need dynamic real time systems.
Fast change requires flexible systemsIn modern corporate culture "constant improvement" has become a leading concept, and the technology has to keep up. Therefore the systems need to be flexible and adaptive, i.e. they need to be able to adapt ti changes in the flow.
The limits of this flexibility are set at an early stage, by your choice of system and provider/supplier.
Real time makes daily tasks easierA system that works in real time means that you can trust the figures to be correct and to show the situation as it is at this moment. Thanks to this, the system can be used for hands-on, everyday tasks such as guidance in moving resources between work areas to even out the work load and make sure the work gets done in time.
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