Order Data Management

Opti­mal overview for Pro­duc­tion office & Shop-floor: FORCAM FORCE™ Order Data Man­age­ment gives a com­pre­hen­sive overview of the orders in pro­duc­tion, thus pro­vid­ing the shop-floor with order related infor­ma­tion to and from the ERP sys­tem. Man­agers, super­vi­sors and work­ers are able to iden­tify which orders are cur­rently in pro­duc­tion, what the cur­rent pro­duc­tion state they’re in is and they can dis­play the order queue.


Planned orders released by the ERP sys­tem will auto­mat­i­cally be trans­ferred to FORCAM FORCE™. The orders can be clearly dis­played includ­ing all related infor­ma­tion, to the pro­duc­tion engi­neer in Office-Client and to the worker in Worker-Client con­fig­urable fil­ters allow for easy loca­tion of orders. Con­versely any mod­i­fi­ca­tion to the order (quan­tity, sta­tus, etc..) is imme­di­ately vis­i­ble in ERP. Through the HMI, the worker is able to iden­tify and doc­u­ment any diver­gence from the planned lead time. Auto­matic, as well as man­ual mes­sag­ing regard­ing quan­ti­ties, rejects, pro­duc­tive and non-productive stop­pages are enabled by record­ing a rea­son for stoppage.

Office Client for master/team leader
Worker client with an ergonomic touch screen for Worker

Down­times are iden­ti­fied by the machine and if nec­es­sary, addi­tional infor­ma­tion may be added by the worker. Input devices include touch screens, per­sonal iden­ti­fi­ca­tion chips, bar­codes, RFID, etc. It is pos­si­ble to con­nect periph­eral devices such as gauges and print­ers, used, for instance, for pal­let labels.

Other per­for­mance char­ac­ter­is­tics include safe and easy han­dling due to ter­mi­nal spe­cific con­fig­u­ra­tion, touch screen aids, multi-lingual options and the choice of left or right hand oper­a­tion. Because of sophis­ti­cated plau­si­bil­ity con­trols (Poka Yoke) and a max­i­mum of infor­ma­tion pro­vided, the prob­a­bil­ity of inputting errors is con­sid­er­ably reduced while inte­grat­ing the worker as an impor­tant factor.