Project For: Lafarge
600 Plant Managers & Experts Unified Through IgnitionProblem
At the occasion of a reorganization in 2014, the question came up about how we would manage the work of nearly 300 employees based in 6 worldwide locations.
As we were expecting to get a central server to manage all our local Ignition servers, and this server would have been serving data for all this population, it was decided to build an application in Ignition, to get the possibility to link plant data, with people and management data.
The main application has three main workflows: 1) The missions, which are requested by plant managers (help, assistance, technical studies); 2) the activities (who is working on which subject); and 3) the timesheets, which now show what has been done before together with what will happen, in order to avoid duplicate entries and to provide a real-time forecast.
It also has a world map view allowing to the user to see where plants and people are. This worldmap also provides a way to access Ignition plant projects directly through a right-click, a list of the local projects, and redirection to the local plant/project.
Today this application is used by almost 600 users (plant managers, experts, and intermediate management), with a peak to 40-50 simultaneous users. From the previous system (reporting only of timesheets), we now have a view in real time of what will happen, where, for which reason, who has validated the need, etc. This project is a great example of a non-direct industrial application in the platform.
With 20 years experience in real-time computing (Thales IS) and SCADA/MES (Wonderware, Codra), Gilles is a technologist and business developer. He first introduced FactorySQL and FactoryPMI along with other BiFi software (Business Intelligence for Industry) in 2005 in France and since 2010 only focuses on Ignition with his company ON SOLUTION. In 2014, ON SOLUTION and MIOS ventured to make a global business giving customers and system integrator unprecedented values with state-of-the-art hardware, software, and professional services.Created By:
Founded in 1987, MIOS designs, develops, and markets M2M products and solutions for the smart cities. These involve smart traffic systems, smart mobility, smart grids, smart buildings, smart manufacturing, smart water, and environment. To achieve that, MIOS offers a full range of products and systems for remote management, security, control, automation, alerts, and communications.Project For:
A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 63,000 people in 61 countries, and posted sales of €12.8 billion in 2014. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates, and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world’s leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity.Industry:
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