The term smart factory is gaining significant prominence in the global manufacturing arena due to the growing awareness of industry 4.0 and the convergence of the digital and physical worlds. The smart factory represents a leap forward from more traditional automation to a fully connected ecosystem, where all the equipment is interconnected by an intelligent manufacturing system which ensures smooth operations and effective reporting at a lower cost.
One company making giant strides in the smart manufacturing landscape is Tutelar Technologies. The company is at the forefront of offering groundbreaking manufacturing plant floor software, Ujigami, which delivers factory of the future. The world class manufacturing software, Ujigami includes three systems namely Product Directed Manufacturing System (PDMS), Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Warehouse Management System (WMS). “Our easy-to-use, universally accessible, comprehensive plant floor software delivers the highest levels of quality and productivity, resulting in best performance for manufacturing and distribution,” says Edward Dickson, CEO at Tutelar Technologies.
The company addresses the significant challenges associated to manufacturing that is connectivity between automated systems, connectivity with other software systems, and coordination and control of the processes. The device-agnostic system can connect to any device to maximize the performance of machines and operators. To overcome the differing machine interface protocol barriers, users get the advantage of an in-built “machine translator” that quickly communicates in the preferred protocol for each machine. “Our software is always connected, and it communicates with other machines in its native protocol,” states Dickson. To address advanced manufacturing challenges, Tutelar’s software includes artificial intelligence capabilities, which gives Ujigami the ability to control and manage the plant floor in real-time. “As machines are configured with appropriate settings, it is easier to yield quality products without any inconsistencies in deliveries,” explains Dickson.
Another significant aspect of Tutelar’s software is that it provides the framework to achieve the factory of the future without having to hire a programmer or technical resources. Ujigami platform is unique as it achieves the highest levels of monitoring, data collection, and visibility that enable real-time management and improvement—without requiring custom programming.
Our easy-to-use, universally accessible, comprehensive plant floor software delivers the highest levels of quality and productivity, resulting in best performance for manufacturing and distribution
Ujigami MES is an integrated hardware and software solution that measures and controls activities in all production areas. Its flexible features easily adapt to changing customer demands and continuous improvement. Similarly, another solution called Ujigami WMS takes care of all activities within a warehouse that involves shipping, receiving, putaway, picking, inventory counts, and material moves to optimize the cost of timely order accomplishment. The system also manages the reporting of manufacturing by sending alerts to employees and managers, as and when necessary, to identify areas requiring attention in the manufacturing processes. Highlighting the key feature of Ujigami, Dickson says, “Our software has the ability to deliver the maximum performance out of any device.” With Ujigami, Tutelar clients reap higher productivity, lower cost, zero-defect manufacturing, comprehensive traceability, and complete OEE reporting. Ujigami makes real-time decisions for manufacturers to minimize downtime, scrap, overproduction, and other forms of waste.
A client’s testimonial rightly resonates with the unique value proposition of Tutelar Technologies. This Tier 1 automotive supplier had a complicated manufacturing environment that required intricate traceability and controlling the selection and assembly of components within the unit. The vendor that the client opted before Tutelar failed to provide a solution that would solve the problem of the disorganized manufacturing unit. The client turned to Tutelar Technologies because of Ujigami’s capability and money-back performance guarantee. Upon deploying Tutelar’s software, the client was able to shift from a paper-based and uncoordinated manufacturing unit to a highly coordinated and controlled environment. As a result, the client is able to produce best-in-class quality products at reduced costs.
The future looks bright for Tutelar Technologies as they work on their next-generation Ujgami systems; continuing to outpace other software vendors. As equipment manufacturers provide more capabilities in terms of technological advancements, Tutelar Technologies continues to provide robust strategies that improve their customers’ abilities and stay ahead of all competitors in the market.