Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America: Computer-integrated Software to Streamline Manufacturing Processes
PFSA’s flagship product, PanaCIM Enterprise Software Edition suite is a multi-level manufacturing execution system. “PanaCIM functions from machine-level to the cloud-level and automates processes across the entire enterprise,” says Faisal Pandit, President, Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America. The Panasonic Manufacturing Execution System (MES) one of the firm’s unique solution offering is capable of scaling and supporting a machine or over thousands of installations. Further, the solution can be integrated with any platform, system, or location and plays a key role in eliminating redundant manual processes and decreasing material as well as labor costs.
The PanaCIM Enterprise Software Edition exhibits an array of modules for material control, traceability, production planning, material verification, maintenance, product changeover and control, and data linking. The Production Monitoring and Dispatch modules are centralized with supervision and notification system. These modules rely upon real-time data to identify events for various productions. By embedding a visual display of this system on the production floor, these modules allow maximum clarity and enforce effective communication among other production units of the company.
Additionally the Production Analysis, a part of PanaCIM suite is a web-based application that monitors the factory performance. When integrated with charting and alerting features, the Production Analysis facilitates faster analysis of problems that pertain to manufacturing and ensures proper action for effective improvements to boost productivity.
With its worldwide presence, innovation and quality of service, Panasonic’s Factory solution has gained notoriety across the manufacturing landscape. Recently, PFSA launched their maintenance solution PanaCIM Maintenance with Augmented Reality (AR) that aims to form a connective link for the factory technicians to act more efficiently in the process of production. The new software is designed with built-in features that give access to checklists, part lists, and repair history, among other documents, to assist in equipment breakdown or scheduled maintenance.
Functioning from machine-level to the cloud-level, the solution automates processes across the entire enterprise and manufacturing operation
Moving ahead, PFSA has plans of furnishing new hardware applications and software solutions that amplify the depth and breadth of their total solutions for ‘Any Mix Any Volume.’ With over 100,000 installations globally and an incredible pool of experts, PFSA is well positioned to help customers solve challenges whether they're a single-module installation or a facility with over 1,000. “Our comprehensive technology portfolio supports diverse industries and brings immense value-add to customers regardless of their mix, volume, technology, or size,” concludes Pandit.