The update includes a new wireless operator application, and an intelligence performance reporting tool. It provides fully portable, real-time factory management, allowing managers and supervisors from fixed workstations to provide more proactive shop-floor visibility. Manufacturers can draw on the aggregated data to make strategic business decisions, CGS said. The tool employs user and password authentication, in addition to encryption built into the wireless network. The dashboard provides access to common factory-management metrics, including production, operator attendance and productivity, off-standard time and overtime. The app is initially being released for Android devices, and is specially designed for operators and production workers.
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