It also helps improve workflow by removing non-value added activities and reducing the number of dysfunctions and develop corrective actions. Tracking the process to be implemented can be done through real-time monitoring and automated evaluation. Assess your Performance with Andon Studio TM To efficiently monitor operations’ effectiveness, it is recommended to use Andon Studio TM , a global interconnected system that: Allows to easily configure the processes to be implemented; Offers an effective and diverse communication system which also integrates the Internet of Things (LoT); Ensures a horizontal integration of the company’s systems (ERP, MES, CMMS, CRM, SCM etc.), machines and employees’ service requests, while still following the established process; Shares the collected data. The benefits of using an “Industry 4.0” oriented solution Manufacturers who wish to monitor their activities for an optimized performance will enjoy Andon Studio TM ’s key features that help: Keep a tight control on the operations While monitoring in real-time your activities, you may reduce unscheduled downtime, idle time and non-value added activities. Ensure that operations duration does not exceed the scheduled time By following in real-time the sequencing of your operations, you keep control on their duration and make sure that it respects the time limit that was assigned. Thus, you may optimize the sequencing of various tasks and update the procedures in place. Reduce intervention time Establishing clear processes for service requests and determining the role of each, helps you ensure proper monitoring of those measures. With Andon Studio TM , the requests are displayed on a dashboard or a plant scoreboard. This will notify all decision makers in the plant that operations are currently suspended due to service requests. The display will also state the total duration of the shutdown. The required resources may then be contacted and manage call response and escalation. Each intervener will be notified when he must perform the required task, in respect to the recommended process. Assess the effectiveness of your processes By recording the task length performed by interveners as they occur, you take advantage of a real-time monitoring of the established process. This allows to fully assess the effectiveness and validity of implemented measures, following the recommendations of continuous improvement teams. These teams will then carry out a detailed analysis that might lead to a re-evaluation of the allocated time for each task, a change of tasks sequencing, a better targeting of the resources, and help develop reliable performance indicators. Reduce Product Loss Manufacturers should consider acquiring a centralized platform to efficiently manage their production lines. Andon Studio TM helps reduce profit loss generated by service requests supporting operators, and ensures a tight control on a business. Overall, Andon Studio TM is the tool of choice to keep a plant profitable in a market where competition is fierce.