DiIT tool calculates scenarios for the use of software in wire harness production
Krailling – December 4, 2017 – The new 4Wire CAO Payback Calculator from DiIT makes it very easy for suppliers of wire harnesses to run through scenarios aimed at the optimization of their production processes. This web tool can very quickly determine the point at which it is worthwhile investing in MES software for cutting machines.
Many suppliers of wire harnesses can generally only roughly estimate how the use of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) impacts the key figures in their production process. The new Payback Calculator now enables them to calculate a range of different scenarios and display them on a dashboard.
The 4Wire CAO Payback Calculator captures the important data, such as the number of machines used, employees per machine, (wage) costs per employee and machine as well as any potential investment costs in relation to hardware equipment and the 4Wire CAO software solution. Target parameters considered are machine capacity utilization, quality rates and lead time in days. Users of the Calculator can “play” with these parameters as the dashboard immediately displays graphically how any change in the parameters impacts output and earnings.
With Payback Calculator DiIT AG, the leading supplier of software in the area of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for the production of wire harnesses, has provided suppliers with an optimum decision-making tool for use prior to making any software investments. The tool is fully web-based and does not have to be installed.
Initially available for cutting machines, DiIT will gradually expand Payback Calculator for use with other machine types.
“As a general rule, smaller and medium-sized suppliers of wire harnesses are always unsure whether an investment in a comprehensive control system is really worthwhile for them” explains Bernd Jost, Managing Director at DiIT AG. “With our new Payback Calculator they can now determine this for themselves using their own data and by ensuring that their decisions are based on reliable data and not on assumptions.”
DiIT AG, based in Krailling near Munich, is the world’s leading provider of integrated software solutions for engineering, manufacturing execution (MES), customized wire harness production and logistics. DiIT‘s competencies are bundled in the “4Wire Solutions” software suite, which is primarily used for the production of wire harnesses and wiring systems in the automotive industry and other industrial sectors. By digitalizing the value chains, the company‘s innovative software optimizes and controls complex development, manufacturing and logistics processes and supports quality assurance and traceability. DiIT was founded in 1990 and has subsidiaries in Berlin (Germany) and Arad (Romania). DiIT is also represented in the key markets Mexico and China. The company offers a comprehensive services package to both large and small customers which covers consulting, project management and customized implementation and training. The DiIT support line is available during 24 hours and 365 days. DiIT is a wholly-owned, independently managed company of the Schleuniger Group. Schleuniger is a globally active technology company and a leading solution supplier in the wire processing industry.
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