Highly digitalized systems in networked systems enable the permanent exchange of real-time information of machines with software systems. A new, clever A+W interface between glass storage and A+W ERP system makes use of these possibilities. Thanks to the new A+W Gantry Interface, time-consuming synchronization, deviating inventories, and complicated manual corrections of glass inventories in the base glass storage are a thing of the past.
Have you experienced situations such as these? An employee in purchasing needs to know what the current inventory of a particular glass type is for a very important order. He can't reach the responsible people in production on the phone. So he sends a trainee to cutting. However, his contact is engaged on the break-out table, but is available 15 minutes later. The trainee receives the information and goes – after he has taken a quick smoke break – back to the office. Meanwhile, the colleague who sent him to cutting has gone to lunch. Two hours later, he finally has the information and he can finish his order.