Manufacturing software for production of machines, installation systems, steel constructions

You make great products, solve your Clients problems by producing advanced machines, issuing an invoice and then after covering all expenses have an unpleasant surprise: where is all the money gone?

The more complicated and ambitious the product is, the higher the risk of cost miscalculation – it is enough to lose a few % from each activity, and the profit from the whole project can disappear. IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN. THANKS TO PRODIO you will be able to not only control the time and budget, but also it will be straightforward, at least as easy as Excel, which you are using now, but first and foremost adding a new machine will be fast.

In your industry trusted us small companies:

  • producers of technological lines,
  • producers of advanced CNC machines on individual order,
  • producers of processing equipment and installation of industrial tanks
  • Respectively employing: from as small as ten people team up to 130 employees (renown in Europe manufacture).

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“Thanks to Prodio, our company is better organized. Old habits die hard – workers like to take shortcuts, but since we use Prodio, things have improved greatly”.

Artie Owner

Prodio helped us manage hundreds of orders. Finally, we know where in the production process each one is. As a result, we can quickly check the efficiency and get various reports and analyses.

Paul NPT

Once we implemented Prodio in Uponor, we gained complete visibility and control over all production floors simultaneously. The communication between planists and operators has improved, and the number of bottlenecks (due to incomplete documentation or insufficient information) was reduced. The vital element is the history of all manufacturing operations because it allows us to prepare detailed reports. We know which machines work efficiently or what should be optimized. We produce customized goods, which vary from order to order. PRODIO team is flexible and helps with adjusting the software to our specific needs.

Klaudiusz Uponor Poland

Since 2017 I have had all my production processes in Prodio!

 

Nicholas, Manager Horyzont

Benefits for MACHINERY PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION SYSTEMS AND STEEL CONSTRUCTIONS

Effective production planning and costs tracking.

You will not only learn about the actual cost of machine production, but also you will be able to adjust the time and the budget – to avoid exceeding either of them

Prodio offers more than precision available just at one click or the list of times of all operations divided into particular stages in product technology of a given element / a whole group of elements of which a complete machine consists. In Prodio, you can assign planned lead time to each operation and benefit from a potent tool:

  • Motivation for employees, so they know if they work below/above the set norm – it is also a great motivational and bonus awarding tool (show employees at the production hall how much time is left to exceed the norm),
  • Sums of particular estimated times for a produced element contribute towards planned lead time, so you can observe which operations were unprofitable and where you managed to make some savings.

It would help if you controlled other expenses, which regularly drain your profit and are challenging to verify, such as ex—machine setting times. 

Quickly add component elements,  your constructor will complete the technology – and you will be able to account for his work.

When you add a new product to most production management systems, you have to divide it straight away into components and set technology – IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DO IN PER UNIT PRODUCTION. Practically speaking, it takes a long time to change a customer’s request into a specific product consisting of different parts.

In Prodio, without any problem, you can add component elements in the latter stages and complete technology and documentation – you can even – add up/change the structure during the production process (as the practice often dictates what and how is it going to be processed first).

What’s more, if you treat “Technology Preparation” as one of the operations in the technological sequence, you will be able to account for technologists/programmers working time, and workers at the first machine will know whether they can proceed with their work as the documentation is ready.

Stop wasting time typing data into Excel and monitor the time used for production.

What’s the biggest problem regarding data analyses in the production of machines/ equipment? If you don’t copy data from work cards and type it into Excel daily, you might not have the chance to catch up, and that delay can cause chaos and prevent natural time reactions. It is also time-consuming, and you might need to hire somebody just for this pointless job.

In Prodio, with one click of a magnifier tool on the list of orders, you can see clearly how long a particular operation took and how it corresponds with the preliminary budget set for the project – see how to turn on, a fast orders progress overview. This function can also motivate employees, as when they visit their actual work progress, they can work harder to fit in the allotted time to earn their bonus.


Manufacturing Software Features

Everything you need to run and manage a small manufacturing business

Online production planning and real-time progress tracking

From any place in the world with just a few clicks create a production schedule then share it via a web browser with the shop floor.
Communication between managers and workers doesn’t have to be messy or difficult.

Check out production planning module

Shop floor control and work in progress tracking

The workers register the start / the end of each operation, indicate the progress, and add extra comments using an easy online template.
You can view task updates in real-time, monitor key metrics, make accurate decisions and keep everything on track.

Check out shop floor control module

Orders and products management plus simple inventory

Regain control over orders thanks to an easy online view. Track lead times and get optimal efficiency.
You see who’s working on the job, where in the production process it is, and if you are going to meet the delivery date.

Check out orders and products management module

Time and attendance tracking

Turn time into money, capture every minute of every day, prevent lateness, and never miss a second of chargeable time again.
See who’s on shift, who’s running late, who forgot to clock-in/ clock-out, and who’s on break.

Check out time and attendance tracking module

Products database and your company knowledge management

The more you use Prodio – the greater technology of products is created; thanks to that, new employees’ training process will be easier, faster, and the knowledge will stay in the company.

Check out product database module

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Tips and tricks for your industry

Check how to customize your new manufacturing software

Easily split whole constructions into parts.

Multielement products, as a form divided into smaller parts:

  • We write the name of a form as an external order number,
  • Next, choose elements of structure as products to this order (you can create them by writing the element’s name on the list of adding order and click enter; later in the products bookmark, fill out the technology),
  • Some companies use the “Client” box to name separate elements,
  • This approach enables getting any data from crosstable after a history export to Xls.

Quickly add positions from the orders level, and next register technologists work.

This is one of the most favourites ways of working with Prodio – it’s tested to help provide valuable data.

  1. When you know what’s on the list of your component elements, you can create them one above the other from the orders level. (see how).
  2. Next in a construction department add ex. Constructors or programmers as machines and track their progress in Prodio as elements of technology preparation (see how).
  3. Constructors update used technology in real-time, attach drawings, programs on machines and pass it on.

NOTE THAT YOU CAN ALSO IMPORT THE LIST OF ELEMENTS FROM MS EXCEL

Use printed production orders, even when you use bar codes

Together with technological guidelines (see how to do it), the cards can work as products ID cards and follow them through production. Some companies also use stickers generated directly from the software for particular form elements to make things even more apparent.

Use MS Excel for better analytics and make your work even more comfortable

When you use MS Excel exports, you should find interesting:

  • possibility of downloading the whole working history for particular elements,
  • total orders progress, including standards.

This combination allows getting any data regarding a form production/tools quickly. Furthermore, it is also possible to reverse the process by importing data.

Short-list with other suggested settings and useful tricks in production management:  

What is best to write down and set as “product” in Prodio:

As mentioned in the Tips section – the best way is to write a component element and a completed product as the external order number. However, the main feature apart from the list of ingredients is worth noting when you also register the assembly and mounting times.

Production plan – what can you set as machines/operations?

It is essential to divide to desktop panels (ex., every department can see its machines/operations) constructors/ programmers as separate machines. You can also add as machines the leading providers in co-operation – it will be apparent where the product got stuck when it’s not in-house.

Production plan – tips regarding displaying and planning

Choose a horizontal view in settings and divide it to separate production hall panels – Click here.

Additional boxes worth adding for your branch:

Link to documentation in LAN network – if you have many large files and tones of documentation that you don’t wish to upload to the cloud for safety reasons.

Additional TAG-s at the production hall and in the product categories

Types of mount/ processing. Names of more significant component elements.

You may find interesting:

More than 50 tricks in Prodio to make production management efficient How does Prodio’s production plan work? Efficient production calculation and accounting How to print production orders and register them based on their bar codes.

Frequently asked questions in machinery, industrial installations industry

1. Is it possible that a few employees/ workshops will prepare one element for a few days?

Yes, it is. Their working time will add on and sum up. It is an exciting solution regarding night shifts when a machine can work by itself and clock on as ex. “Automate” employee – see more.

2. Is it possible to somehow include operations in the co-operation?

Yes, it is. Many of our Clients create additional panels named ex. Co-operation, where particular providers are set as machines. Read more

3. Is it possible to put data for analyses MS Excel file?

Yes, it is. You can put all production history into one transparent Xls file, which is designed to simplify storaging all analysis data.

4. How to set work, when an employee goes home and machine is still working?

You can create an employee named automated, and once the person finishes their work, clock in “Automate” to continue working.

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