Mevar, a company that has been working in the sheet metal working sector for almost 50 years, has chosen GP Progetti’s software solutions for the monitoring and planning of production. To become a smart factory and obtain all the advantages of Industry 4.0, Mevar has established a collaboration with GP Progetti, undertaking a process of transformation and optimization of production.
Mevar has adopted the Standard eNX Suite in 2018, when it interconnected the first 3 machines: calender, bending machine and press. This year, other machines will also be connected, such as the Mikron work center, the punching machine and the 3030 laser. In the future, the company expects to implement the package with the internal process traceability module to improve production.
The objectives of Mevar achieved thanks to GP Progetti
To improve the organization of work and deliveries, to efficiently manage the flow of documents and to have timelines and possible problems with the machines under control, Mevar has compiled a list of the objectives it wanted to achieve thanks to the advanced production management software of GP Projects:
- communicate certain delivery dates to the customer
- be more competitive in budgets thanks to real time archives
- be fast and flexible in order entry and internal flows
- simplify and speed up the organization of work in production
- have real stocks for better planning
- permanently delete the use of card supports
The numbers of Mevar: how it improved production with GP Progetti
The numbers are figures behind which there is a company’s commitment, its growth, its objectives and values. Even in the case of Mevar the data reflects the trend towards continuous improvement. Some examples that tell how production was implemented after taking the road of Industry 4.0 with GP Progetti:
- Revenue growth
+ 20% in 2018 compared to 2017
+ 8/10% planned for 2019
- Expansion of the team
18 collaborators in 2018, this year the team grows with three new figures included in the staff
The new internal organization of Mevar with GP Progetti
Thanks to production monitoring software, every activity is recorded, from the entry of the raw material in the company, to the delivery to the customer of the product. Quality is the goal that is always present in every processing phase to guarantee the client maximum performance. It is only by recording every data that it is possible to analyze the production to improve its efficiency.
The future of Mevar: Industry 4.0 and production planning
Production improvement interventions made today have an important impact on the future growth of the company. Here are the future developments that Mevar has planned thanks to the software for production monitoring and planning:
- Connect all the machinery in the company from an Industry 4.0 perspective
- Constantly increase of the product quality
- Have real data available to obtain statistics and forecasts
- Continuously improve efficiency
- Being increasingly competitive on the market
Do you want these numbers and goals to become those of your company too? Contact GP Progetti to meet the experts who transform your business into a smart factory with its production planning and monitoring software.
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.
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.
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.
Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution, an epochal change based on technological innovation that involves the production systems and the dialog between companies, supply chains and the market with the support of software for Industry 4.0
What is the purpose of the software designed for Industry 4.0?
All production processes are interconnected and controlled thanks to the use of new digital technologies, sensors and low-cost wireless connections that also interface them with company management software, focusing on monitoring and optimizing production.
All management processes are integrated in real time through software designed specifically for the customer.
Industry 4.0 renamed in Italy Industria 4.0 is a term coined by the German government in November 2011 in order to define an industrial strategy that promotes the development of the computerization of industries, in particular manufacturing, with the aim of creating the “intelligent factory” (or Smart Factory), efficient and ergonomic.
This development is based on the latest technological innovations, such as cyber-physics systems, wireless communication, the Internet of Things (IoT or IIoT), digitisation, 3D printing, cloud computing, robotics and advanced sensors.
The Iot or better defined in this case IIot (Industrial Internet of Things) provides that sensors connect together intelligent machines, storage systems and production facilities so that they can independently exchange information and data, and activate action-reaction mechanisms and automatic control of processes.
From instrumental goods whose operation is controlled by computerized systems or is managed by sensors able to ensure quality and sustainability, from devices for human-machine interaction and for the improvement of workplace safety to software platforms and to system integration solutions. The list of technologies and instruments that can benefit from the tax incentives provided by the Industry 4.0 Plan included in the Budget Law is long and detailed.
For more information and clarifications on the software for Industry 4.0 designed by GP Progetti, fill out the form or contact the sales department, without any obligation.
The GP Progetti course continues, which, thanks to software to optimize industrial production, accompanies its customers in the Industry 4.0 process.
After Elvi, the Termoplast Group will be the subject of a next video to illustrate the steps that accompanied the GP Progetti customer in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The Termoplast Group is composed of three distinct companies that deal with plastic injection molding and aluminum die-casting for the automotive industry.
Elvi, a client of GP Progetti’s since 2014, has embarked on a process that looks up to Industry 4.0, also thanks to the software for optimising GP Progetti’s production.
The Customer Company is involved in the development and production of DC motors with special gear motors following consolidated processes to ensure competitiveness and reliability. To further improve the production process, Elvi, with the collaboration of GP Progetti, realizes “continuous improvement” effectively.
To do this, the main tool is eSphere, a finite capacity planner, interconnected to the Mes through eFlexiMes, an integrated hardware and software system specifically designed for the operational management of manufacturing production that can collect industrial production data.
The improvement process takes place on a daily basis as regards the following points:
- Complete management of the production plan
- Order advancement from Mes
- Continuous monitoring of processes
- Synchronous generation of the production performed
- SPC performance and efficiency analysis
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New businesses have had the opportunity to weigh the benefits of the software for managing the production process put forward by GP Progetti. Here are the specific sectors that have turned to the suite eNX® 10 in the last few weeks:
– Cold stamping and laser cutting (3D and 2D);
– Production and trade of non-ferrous metals;
– Production and trade of semi-finished products (silver and copper);
– Production and trade of chemical products for the galvanic industry;
– Production of forged wheels.
GP Progetti’s new clients, who are leaders of their sectors in Europe and all over the world, have chosen to turn to this software for managing the production process with a view to guaranteeing high performances, in line with global competitors.
GP Progetti’s software was devised to allow Italian small-medium enterprises to be competitive in the global market. Many of GP’s clients, in contrast to big groups, are more flexible given the smaller structural weight. The quickness to cater for customers’ needs and the capacity to customise offers: these are some of the strong points that characterise the average Italian businesses. These businesses can turn to the suite eNX® 10 to upgrade without giving up on their specific features.
More specifically, for a firm producing forged wheels, we are talking about a “technological extension”: today, the whole factory is managed by the eNX 10 software.
GP Progetti’s client was one of the first to be equipped with a piece of software for managing the production process: a perfect example of how the principles of the “lean production” can be applied to medium enterprises as well. Improvement, as always, depends first and foremost on human resources, and then on technological support giving the appropriate feedback and optimising the production process. Within a business, the newly presented suite eNX®in, its new update 10.0, optimises every process: design, production and packing.
The route taken by GP Progetti’s new clients is undoubtedly successful. As it is proved by the rise in sales recorded in recent years. Technology and computerisation rank first for forward-thinking entrepreneurs that conceive the efficiency of the processes and the quality of the product as unmissable elements to secure their leading places in a world which is more and more competitive.
Companies who employ the eNX suite also include manufacturers of taps and fittings who develop heating systems and ball valves for the sanitary and water supply sector – small businesses that have devised a competitive edge. Unlike big groups, they can be more flexible given their lower structural weight. The speed of response to clients’ needs and full customisation are the strong suits of these medium-sized businesses that characterise the average Italian industrial landscape.
The company is a supplier to wholesalers or mechanical workshops. Eighty percent of business is made abroad: Northern and eastern Europe are the main markets, but Asian countries are becoming attractive as well.
GP Progetti’s client was one of the first firms to adopt a management control system: a perfect example of how lean production principles can also be applied in small businesses.
As always, improvement first comes from human resources, then from seeking a technology partner who can provide solutions and streamline production processes. Within the company, the eNX suite – recently presented with its new 10.0 update – streamlines all processes: design, production and packaging.
The client is undoubtedly heading in the right direction, given its increase turnover recorded in recent years. Technology and computerisation are a priority for forward-thinking entrepreneurs who now regard efficiency and product quality as an axiom, steps required to become well-established players in an increasingly competitive market.
eNX is a proprietary framework that embodies the best consolidated management practices and the most advanced management methods, as a result of gradual development according to the highest IT standards for:
- Multi-method planning;
- Automatic collection of production and quality data;
- Referential correlation of processes;
- Usability of data that can be obtained directly from the end user;
- Intuitive browsability of data and system features;
- The application of user profiling features;
- The use of multilingual features, system messaging services and operational graphics.
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