Visual management system to manage manufacturing resources
CITATION: Steenkamp, L. P., Hagedorn-Hansen, D. & Oosthuizen, G. A. 2017. Visual management system to manage manufacturing resources. Procedia Manufacturing, 8:455-462, doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2017.02.058.
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The next generation of manufacturing will be focused of utilizing lean tools within production industries. Internet of Things (IoT) has made its progress evolvement into the manufacturing industry and has led to improved control when implemented to monitor manufacturing resources. Smart production systems can integrate the virtual and physical worlds and accomplish improved transparency of production processes. These smart production systems will go beyond the traditional means of collaboration to move companies from good to great. In this study a visual management system was developed for resource management research for the Stellenbosch Technology Centre's Laboratory for Advanced Manufacturing (STC-LAM). This system gathers shop floor data and display it in a dashboard. Results and future work was also discussed.