CDC Software, a provider of enterprise software applications, has announced that CDC Factory, a packaged manufacturing operations management solution, has been certified by SAP as a NetWeaver composite application.
CDC Factory, designed for the food and beverage and consumer packaged goods industries is a packaged manufacturing operations management system that leverages human capital in plant operations and standardizes the best practices of lean manufacturing, overall equipment effectiveness and continuous improvement. With the certified integration, SAP customers can establish a real-time framework that unlocks hidden capacity on the factory floor by managing production scheduling in real time, pinpointing the causes of plant inefficiencies and providing immediate feedback on key operating metrics including rate, yield, per unit cost and utilization.
The system focuses on unlocking the potential of human capital on the shop floor by providing pre-defined workflows for the environment of the workplace and a highly intuitive kiosk-style interface for real-time performance tracking. This enables factory floor operators to act on information in real time and make immediate decisions to adjust production schedules, improve OEE and reduce waste. This role-based design extends to middle and senior management where information is summarized to make the daily operations of all plants throughout the enterprise transparent.