A pre-cast element factory in Liepaja manufactures approximately 100 elements (hollow-core slabs, precast walls and columns, staircases) in a single day. All the manufactured goods are stored in 10’000 m² warehouse next to the manufacturing plant. The warehouse is divided in multiple named zones to easily locate the final production when it is necessary.
When a pre-cast element is manufactured it is move to one of the zones in warehouse. The zone name is registered and entered in manufacturing planning information system (ALTO 4.0 ERP) manually. It is an error-prone and time consuming job – loaders have to make a hand written note for each element and then managers have to enter this information in system’s database.
We would like to share our views on the laser template projection systems integration in our productions workflow, particularly in precast concrete elements production. The BPM diagram (Figure 1) describes the precast concrete element’s lifecycle from the drawing in 3D modeling software till the production in a factory. Our goal is a fully integrated system, where all information is shared among all stakeholders in this lifecycle. ALTO 4.0 ERP acts as the enterprise service bus for all information exchange and is designed to have interoperability properties.