With Shiftconnector®, the interactive shift book, all information detailing the current operation is available transparently in real time. Important knowledge is permanently preserved and is quickly and securely accessible at all times. A wide range of companies from chemical and pharmaceutical groups, manufacturing and production lines through to automotive suppliers, are benefiting from eschbach software solutions.
Below is a small selection of comments from our reference portfolio.
Ascensus, a specialty chemical manufacturer based in Elma, WA is now using Shiftconnector to coordinate shift handover.
Prior to implementing Shiftconnector, Ascensus used a combination of Office tools, like Excel and Outlook, to try and manage the myriad processes related to shift handover. When Gene Shields was hired in 2018 as the Chief Information Officer, he was tasked to oversee a big boost in production capacity as well as a focus on reliability and safety. This led him to identify and implement best-of-breed software solutions like Shiftconnector for accomplishing specific goals within his organization.
Click here to learn more and hear directly from Gene about the role that digitization and Industry 4.0 play at chemical manufacturers like Ascensus.
Materials manufacturer Covestro converts shift operation to the digital shift log "Shiftconnector" in 90 production plants.
Covestro is using a new electronic system as part of its digitization
initiative to improve shift handovers throughout the company. This means that
the advantages of digital change will be directly passed on to the people in
the production plants.
DSM is an internationally operating Life-Science and Chemical Company with about 22,000 employees around the world with a turnover of approximately €9bn. Part of the production program are additives to animal feed and foodstuffs, pharmaceutical and cosmetic basic products, elastomers, polymers and further high-performance materials.
At Bayer CropScience in Muttenz Shiftconnector® of eschbach supports an efficient and safe operation and serves equally as a means of information and communication.
“For me, as factory manager, Shiftconnector® is ideal“, Francisco Rodriguez says. “All information is recorded centrally and can be accessed at the push of the button thus saving us a lot of time."
(l-r) IT project manager Michele Troiano, QHSE staff Roman Gysin and factory manager Francisco Rodriguez
In the process industry, the optimal use of the assets can have decisive influence on operating results. Process engineers and plant managers often find themselves in a sandwich position. Corporate management requires accurate figures on losses or unused production capacity. At the same time, the continuous improvement of the process with shop floor teams must be driven forward.
OEE capture in chemical production: Production workers can provide the missing context for downtime or performance and quality losses. This results in a more differentiated database for correctly analyzing where, when and why losses occur.
As a global leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide with its 50,000 employees is present in over 80 countries and supplies more than 2 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been in the center of business since the Group was founded in 1902. Air Liquide’s objective is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.
At its location in Dortmund, AIR LIQUIDE Germany produces technical gases for the supply of large industrial plants and medium-sized companies.
Due to numerous production sites throughout the whole of Germany, there are different control centers which were consolidated. This however led to shortcomings in shift changeovers and while communicating maintenance tasks.
Analyses, solution concept, configuration and implementation, training as well as user support and software updates.
"I´m always up-to-date. Every morning, even when I’m on the move, I can see events, maintenance orders and changed operations."
Florian Pahnke, Technical Manager
"Due to the quality of the information collected, we could reduce our daily morning meetings from five to three days per week."
Ralf Grotjah, Product Manager
“Our employees benefit from the system -
They immediately record what happened and have the events clearly in view”.
Christian Welti, Project & Study Engineer
Stadtwerke Baden-Baden is a municipal utility company with the task to supply electricity, natural gas, water and heating to fixed-rate customers, to trade clients and to the industry. An additional area of responsibility is to run the public swimming pools and to offer services in telecommunication.
“The respresentation of tasks relevant to all shifts has been clearly improved. It now offers a fast overview for all who work in the control center.“
Daniel Müller, IT
Müller-Technik GmbH is a medium-sized plastic injection molding company with its own tool making department producing for the automotive industry. At its location Steinfeld, the production focus is on insert technology, multicomponent molding, internal gas pressure process as well as tandem technique and from May 2015 onwards cleanroom production (ISO class 8).
“Information are optimized for each workplace and can be faster seen by the shift teams. We could improve the coordination between the departments by using communication tools across departments and shifts.”
Rainer Kolbeck, Hall manager injection molding
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