Plant Data Collection
Integration Management with SAP R/3
Collection and display of operational plant data and any related information on its processing, preparation, evaluation, transfer and any checks carried out on it. This information is used to accumulate required data on machine use, order status, quality, and so on.
Plant data is, for example, personnel or machine-related messages (clock-in/clock-out times, off-site work, setup and processing times, quantities, and malfunctions) or statistics (machine use, scrap, and malfunction data).
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