Premonitions? Prophecies? Intuitions? No, with GP Progetti the future of your company is the result of the collection and analysis of data and of the planning and monitoring activities performed by advanced production management software, to keep every production process under control.
Predictive analytics with GP Progetti’s software for advanced production management
Anticipating the future is certainly among the priorities of every company. How can you do it? GP Progetti talks about it in his new spot: don’t rely on the crystal ball to predict the evolution of your company. The tools to perform predictive analysis according to an Industry 4.0 perspective are quite different, like the advanced GP Progetti production management software.
What’s the aim of predictive analytics?
Achieving greater efficiency in production processes is the goal of predictive analytics. Through this approach it is possible to prevent machinery malfunctions, which are among the main causes of interruptions and delays in production. Predictive maintenance is part of the new Industry 4.0 model, capable of limiting technical contingencies and thus avoiding economic damage to the company. Thanks to the predictive interventions it is therefore possible to operate on the machinery to plan the action before real faults occur. Production planning does not only concern activities, products and raw materials, but also the tools involved in the processes and their functioning. Thanks to a production monitoring software it is possible to adopt this preventive and predictive approach. GP Progetti proposes eSphere, which allows you to manage production in a flexible way and to know in advance the future impact of any change in planning.
The advantages of predictive analytics:
- Reduce intervention costs
- Reduce downtime
With the condition monitoring the parameters of the machines are measured and monitored, thanks to the Internet of Things and the installed sensors.
Are you looking for a software of advanced production management and predictive analytics for Industry 4.0? Contact the experts of GP Progetti: optimize production processes and reduce the costs of your company.
Company Mevar from Brescia has been operating in the field of sheet metal processing since 1972. It has chosen GP Progetti’s software solutions for production monitoring. Thanks to the eNX Standard Suite with the cost calculation module and the Driver 4.0 integrated with the MES, Mevar has successfully taken the road to become a smart factory within an Industry 4.0 perspective.
Production planning and monitoring with eNX Standard
Mevar asked GP Progetti for a solution that would allow it to plan and monitor company production to optimize and improve the efficiency of its services. Specifically, the company deals with the construction of moulds, laser cutting, sheet metal processing and mechanical processing (milling, turning, electro-erosion). Different sectors that needed a tool able to coordinate the departments and the various production processes.
eNx Standard is a software package dedicated to production management. The data and tools provided make it possible to plan production and follow the company’s efficiency. An indispensable tool for monitoring and obtaining useful data for optimizing internal processes and procedures.
Mevar improves efficiency with production planning software
Which aspects of production Mevar has improved thanks to the intervention of GP Progetti?
- work organization based on deliveries requested by customers
- management of subcontract material and raw materials
- the flow of internal documents, with the elimination of paper supports
- the control of the operators’ timing by detecting any stops or problems
In the coming weeks, GP Progetti will present in another news all the objectives achieved by Mevar in these months of collaboration with the software house.
If you want to transform your company into a smart factory with an Industry 4.0 perspective, contact GP Progetti’s experts for its software for production planning and monitoring.
Lean House is the name of the initiative launched in 2015 by CSMT, the technological partner of GP Progetti, to promote the spread and growth of lean production’s culture in the Brescia area. GP Progetti has become part of the project, too.
GP Progetti software for the lean production
The lean production is the lean management of the company aimed at reducing waste and optimizing production processes. How? By employing lean operating procedures, keeping the workplace clean and tidy, arranging the work tools according to a functional logic, managing information efficiently. These are just some of the activities for a better production, together with the use of software for advanced production management. The solutions proposed by GP Progetti are therefore the best tools to bring the lean production in the company.
Lean House in the Brescia area: GP Progetti joins the project
What is the activity of Lean House on the territory? The CSMT organization offers to its members free training and courses, participation in work tables, meeting with industry experts for an important and constant opportunity of growth. GP Progetti has chosen to be part of this project to share with its customers all the know-how and specific knowledge related to the lean production, conveyed within this interesting technological incubator.
The themes of Lean House: a resource for GP Progetti and its customers
What are the main themes that outline this project? Of course, the topic of lean management, but not only. Or better said, within this broad and structured system there are many other themes, all strongly connected to each other and with the work of the associates:
- Industry 4.0
- Digital technology
- People development
- Robust design
and many more.
Do you want to know all the Lean House initiatives and the activities carried out and promoted by GP Progetti? Contact us to find out how GP Progetti’s advanced production management software can help your company to adopt the philosophy of the lean production.
“Internet of things” is the expression used for real objects connected to the Internet and interconnected with each other. This technology makes objects smart, able to send information in real time through the network. An example? A refrigerator that orders milk when it picks up with its sensors that it is finished or that alerts you if a food is about to expire. Or the home thermostat that regulates independently temperature. And what about the Internet of Things in the company?
The potentialities related to the IOT in the company are considerable. Talking about the Internet of Things means involving Industry 4.0, because it refers to the interconnection between machines and to the circulation of data between machinery and humans. Indeed, we can say that industry 4.0 would not exist without the Internet of Things technology. The IOT, with its network, is in fact able to let information circulate and to make objects equipped with sensors “communicate” in real time.
The advantages and potential of IOT in the company
When the Internet of Things comes in the company, it makes it smart. Just think of the enormous potential that this technology offers to optimize and improve production processes. Such as? For example, a company knows the status of a product placed on the market if it communicates with the motherhouse. So, the detection of problems and defects takes place in real time, precisely because the product manages to “talk” with the site and its operators.
Let’s think about a manufacturing company that performs a periodic maintenance service on customer’s machines. If these machines are equipped with special sensors, they can communicate with the parent company to alert its technicians in real time about the need for routine or extraordinary maintenance.
The Internet of Things connects infrastructures, products and applications, thus creating a constantly interconnected environment. Do you want more information to bring the Internet of things in your company? Contact us for a meeting.
We often hear to talk about it, but the concept of Industry 4.0 seems still something abstract and distant to many companies. This is what emerged from a survey conducted in Italy by BCG and Ipsos. According to it 22% of the interviewed companies (total number 170) did not plan any I4.0-related activities shortly.
GP Progetti has been working on Industry 4.0 for years. We now want to share the advantages for companies that invest in the smart factory. An intent that is connected to the technological consultancy that GP Progetti offers to customers, supporting and guiding them during the process of evolution in a smart factory perspective.
The questions of entrepreneurs on Industry 4.0 and industrial production
To explain the potential of the Industry 4.0 GP Progetti reports the more frequent questions and doubts of the entrepreneurs. Here are some examples:
- “Which departments of my company can I involve in the Industry 4.0?”
All of them. Industry 4.0 embraces every stage of production, from less complex activities to more complex ones that also involve customers or suppliers. The goal is the creation of an efficient chain that optimizes production in all its phases. Defining the most efficient methods that involve all production steps is the goal of a reliable and competent partner such as GP Progetti.
- “My staff is not prepared to face this change”.
The transition to the intelligent factory certainly requires specific and more fluid skills. GP Progetti offers an activity of support and training to the internal staff for the use of the management software for production monitoring.
- “How can I manage the practice to access tax opportunities related to Industry 4.0?”
GP Progetti supports its customers in this phase too.
After mentioning the most frequent doubts that GP Progetti, production management software company, often meets, it is useful to list the benefits linked to Industry 4.0. Companies wishing to become smart will be able to enjoy:
- Flexibility and speed thanks to innovative technologies
- Increased productivity thanks to the reduction of machine downtime, errors and production times
- Better quality and waste reduction thanks to sensors for production monitoring
If you think that your company is not made for Industry 4.0, call us to clear up any doubts. It will be a pleasure to show you all the potentials and advantages for those who choose to evolve into smart factories with GP Progetti.
Established in 1962 as a manual metal sheeting turnery, Maggiori Fratelli grew thanks to the experience and willingness to open to new technologies. A development that in 2005 led the company to move into a 2,000 square meter warehouse. More space for the machinery fleet that now, thanks to GP Progetti’s eNX Entry software solution, is managed from an industry 4.0 perspective.
Production monitoring with GP Progetti software solution
eNX Entry is the production management software that collects and manages production data. It is the suite proposed by GP Progetti to Maggiori Fratelli to allow a complete monitoring of all the production phases. It is an entry level software package designed for companies entering the world of industry 4.0 with its great potential.
In particular, the eNX Entry production management tool chosen for Maggiori Fratelli controls and coordinates the numerically controlled lathe data. What does this software do?
- Monitoring of production phases
- Detection of machine data
- Analysis of the collected data and report with production times
eNX Entry: the start package for managing production data
Optimization and increased productivity are possible thanks to technological tools that stimulate production improvement. Even in the case of Major Brothers, the achievement of automation passes from the choice of an advanced management system for industrial production. What about learning how to use this innovative tool? GP Progetti has assisted and still supports the staff of Maggiori Fratelli with its constant consultancy and training dedicated to the personnel in charge.
For the future, the metal sheeting turnery plans to extend the functionality of the advanced GP Progetti production management software to other machinery to generate an integrated and interconnected production system.
Do you want to improve the productivity of your company according to an industry 4.0 perspective? With the GP Progetti production management software, you can transform your company into a smart factory. Contact us.
Create a network of reliable and professional partners. Here is the aim of GP Progetti. With the resale agreement signed by AGOMIR S.p.A., this intent evolves and shapes up. Thanks to its presence on the Lombardia territory and the high competence of its staff, Agomir becomes a valid collaborator that extends the network of GP Progetti partners.
Agomir, a company from Lecco that has been providing IT solutions for 40 years to improve management processes and company organization, is now also the reseller of GP Progetti’s advanced industrial production management software. Agomir is dedicated to the sale and installation of GP Progetti’s eNX® Suite, the innovative solution for monitoring all processes and improving production efficiency in terms of optimization of costs and production times.
Agomir: certified reseller of GP Progetti management software
GP Projects eNX® Suite resale, customer assistance and training: companies in Lombardy that want GP Progetti’s management solutions to optimize production according to Industry 4.0, will now also be able to count on Agomir’s specialized technicians. Constant training, certified staff and professionalism are the elements on which GP Progetti and Agomir have established their collaboration.
Are you looking for an IT partner in Lombardy to choose the right industrial production management software for you? From today on you can find GP Progetti solutions also in Agomir. Contact us for more information on our sales network.
The Italian Revenue Agency takes stock of tax incentives and innovations related to Industry 4.0, contained in the 2019 Budget Law: in fact, a circular was issued to clarify some of the main issues, including the new hyper-amortization regulation.
The Italian Government’s Economic Maneuver approved at the end of 2018 and the new tax incentives aim to support business investments in training and to promote their technological and digital transformation according to the logic of automation, and therefore more generally to the Industry 4.0.
Industry 4.0 tax breaks: hyper-amortization
The circular issued by the Italian Revenue Avenue explains the main tax incentives for Industry 4.0. One of these is the hyper-amortization: in short, it is an overestimation of the investments made by companies to purchase new instrumental goods and intangible assets functional to the technological and digital transformation of production processes.
Hyper-amortization may be applied to investments made by 31 December 2019 or by 31 December 2020, provided only if the order is accepted by the supplier by 31 December 2019 and, at the same time, if an advance of 20% at least has been paid.
To take advantage of the tax benefits provided for in the 2019 Budget Law, the beneficiary company must be in Italy.
Industry 4.0 tax incentives: the confirmed aspects
The Budget Law 2019 also confirmed the 40% increase for investments in intangible assets, such as software, related to investments in 4.0 material assets. It is intended, in particular, for companies that benefit from hyper-amortization. The costs of access fees to intangible assets through cloud computing solutions are also subject to such tax benefits, which are fundamental in an Industry 4.0 perspective.
Another confirmation concerns the tax credit for the development and research and the 4.0 training. In the first case, as specified by the Italian Tax Collection Agency, it will be possible to take advantage of the credit only after the accounting documentation of the expenses has been certified.
The tax credit for training, then, does not concern the ordinary and periodic activities necessary for the company to comply with the rules on health and safety, environmental protection or other, but all those training interventions implemented for the technological and digital transformation.
Do you want to take advantage of tax breaks and improve the digitization of your company through our Industry 4.0 software? Contact GP Progetti’s specialists for more information.
The cooperation between Giacomo Martinelli and GP Progetti began more than 20 years ago. Alongside the constant growth of Martinelli, GP Progetti has operated, installing the eNX suite with specific configurations to meet the customer’s needs, up to the last major intervention that definitely combines the name of Giacomo Martinelli with the concepts of smart factory and industry 4.0.
GP Progetti programmed eNX on the basis of the inputs of the customer. It is not a simple internal planning of all processes (from acceptance to shipment), but a tool that dynamically adapts to external and internal needs. Software automation does not replicate an established process, but allows to choose who and when to query based on the specific needs of managers and departments.
Methods, timing, questions and answers are adjustable and calibrated on the company’s thirty-year experience to build a specific process that guarantees the quality of the individual product and the efficiency of its process. Thanks to GP Progetti’s eNX full the human-technology integration is effective: thirty years of experience and human flexibility supported by memory and IT means to bring the departments of Giacomo Martinelli to their maximum performance.
How did Giacomo Martinelli grow to become a smart factory according to industry 4.0?
Also thanks to the interventions of GP Progetti, the achievements of Giacomo Martinelli are important and tangible:
- Revenue and employee growth
The company’s turnover has recorded a constant increase over the years, which continues also in the first quarter of 2019 compared to that of 2018. Last year Martinelli’s team grew by 30%, reaching the number of 32 employees.
- Increase in the number of machines and expansion of production
Thanks to the smart factory tools, Giacomo Martinelli produced, in 2018, 800 different items also thanks to the constant expansion of the machinery. Within the first half of 2019 the production units will increase from 40 to 42.
- Improvement of business efficiency
Also thanks to the real-time production monitoring system installed by GP Progetti, Giacomo Martinelli greatly optimizes efficiency. With the 4.0 system, in 2018 it was possible to monitor in detail more than 3,400 production lots. Of these, less than 0.5% were partially negative.
- Subcontracting, lead time of a few hours
In 2018 Giacomo Martinelli moved to Passirano (BS) in a new production headquarter covering 4,000 square meters and more than 8,000 uncovered. The strategic proximity to the Ospitaletto motorway exit (A4), combined with the management system installed by GP Progetti, guarantees customers a lead time of hours, not days.
The intervention of GP Progetti, from a smart factory and industry 4.0 perspective, allowed the introduction of timely notifications, interconnecting all company departments. Not only technology for communication between machines, but efficient dialogues between all the corporate bodies involved. The smart factory that not only allows the dialogue between the machines, but also simplifies and makes more effective communication between the people who work in the company to optimize production and maintain high and constant quality.
Do you want to turn your company into a smart factory to improve production in all its phases? Contact GP Progetti for a meeting.
GP Progetti introduces the important project that led the company Giacomo Martinelli towards the fundamental goal of Industry 4.0.
The GP Progetti consultants’ team has worked for 20 years alongside Alberto Martinelli, owner of Giacomo Martinelli, to transform the company into a cutting-edge smart factory.
The pursuit of continuous improvement in business processes is the goal of the project.
Giacomo Martinelli, a company from Brescia specialized in subcontracting that deals with thread rolling since 1964, produces 100 million pieces a year today. In 2018 it moved into the new and innovative 4,000 square meter headquarters in Passirano (BS), expanding its production through an improved technological development. The owner, Alberto Martinelli, wanted first and foremost to allow his employees to work well because the quality of life is connected also to work, according to the company’s CEO. By improving the work, production is also optimized.
The goals of Giacomo Martinelli to become a smart factory:
- Remove production stoppages, which are the cause of the increase of price for products and services
- Constant monitoring of work processes
- Immediate analysis of data to identify errors and problems in real time
- Continuous improvement in productivity
From a company to an innovative smart factory with eNX Full
How did GP Progetti help Giacomo Martinelli to achieve its goals?
The proposals of GP Progetti made it possible to transform the expectations, desires and needs of the owner, Alberto Martinelli, into reality.
The Brescia-based company has acquired a certificate of excellence that makes it a smart factory. GP Progetti, thanks to the know-how of the specialized team and cutting-edge tools, has installed a software package for the complete management of all production-related data with analysis using internal modules.
The innovative eNX full package allows to manage:
- Business processes through workflow management
- Production planning by anticipating future inefficiencies
- Automatic data collection from interconnected machines
- Events with automatic notifications
- The analysis and processing of Big Data.
To become a smart factory, the intervention of a partner specialized in advanced industrial production management programs is necessary. The technology that puts man in communication with machines to optimize production and improve quality.
Do you want to improve the productivity of your business? Transform your company into a smart factory according to the 4.0 industry with GP Progetti. Contact us.