Smart Factory: How to increase efficiency in your production

The manufacturing industry is undergoing a remarkable transformation that is largely shaped by the digitalization and connectivity of systems and processes. Companies are faced with the challenge of continuously optimizing their production processes in order to remain competitive. The integration of suitable software solutions plays a crucial role in this, especially in the context of the smart factory. The focus here is on the integration of software solutions for value stream, transparency, simulation, optimization, planning and control of production in real time. This holistic approach not only promises a significant increase in efficiency, but also the creation of an agile and adaptable production landscape. How can you benefit from these technological possibilities and increase the efficiency of your production?


Digital transformation is shaping the manufacturing landscape

In today’s era of digital revolution, the concepts of digital transformation and the smart factory are shaping the way products are made and are shaping an innovative manufacturing landscape. This is fundamentally changing the manufacturing industry and impacting companies across all industries in a variety of ways.

The digital transformation acts as a driving force for change by steering traditional manufacturing methods towards networked and data-driven production. The smart factory is characterized by the seamless integration of digital technologies, automation and real-time data analysis. By using these intelligently, companies can optimize their manufacturing processes, leading to increased efficiency, flexibility and quality improvement. Real-time monitoring of machines, precise analysis of production data and the use of artificial intelligence enable a manufacturing landscape that is not only responsive but also proactive. This transformative power not only affects production processes, but also opens up new horizons for innovative business models and products. The factory of the future is therefore not only seen as a place of production, but also as a strategic hub for digital innovation and sustainable growth.

Understanding the key challenges of production efficiency

Bottlenecks, downtimes and resource utilization

The biggest challenges in the manufacturing industry often result in suboptimal, inefficient production performance if they are not addressed professionally. These include, for example, non-transparent bottlenecks, idle times or inefficient resource utilization. The digitalization and connectivity of systems is crucial to countering these difficulties. They form the foundation of an efficient smart factory, in which modern production facilities are monitored and controlled in real time using intelligent software solutions. The implementation of such technologies not only enables the optimization of production processes, but also the early detection of maintenance requirements. By avoiding unplanned downtime and consistently increasing plant availability, a significant increase in overall productivity can be achieved.

Optimal planning of the production process

Another challenge is the high energy consumption in production, often caused by process steps that are not optimally coordinated. This results in inefficient operating times during which systems and machines are not optimally utilized, which in turn leads to increased energy consumption. There are also innovative optimization solutions for this. Intelligent control and continuous monitoring of production processes can be used to implement targeted measures to reduce energy-intensive operating times. These approaches, which are not only cost-efficient but also sustainable, lead to a responsible use of resources.

Efficient planning of the deployment of operating personnel

Short-term absences of key personnel in production pose a further significant challenge and can lead to considerable disruption to operations. In order to effectively counter this problem, targeted optimization is required that enables automatic rescheduling of the deployment of operating personnel. In a smart factory, the focus is not on replacing people with machines, but rather on optimizing the collaboration between man and machine. Implementing these solutions not only increases efficiency in production, but also creates a more flexible and resilient working environment that can effectively manage short-term staff shortages.

Secured material availability

Challenges also regularly arise in production processes. Fluctuating material availability and delays in the supply chain are key problem areas that can be addressed through targeted optimization measures. The aim is to efficiently reschedule production so that it can react flexibly to varying material availability. Material bottlenecks in particular pose a challenge that can be effectively addressed using smart software solutions. State-of-the-art technologies enable early identification of bottlenecks and precise optimization of procurement and warehousing processes.

But how exactly can intelligent software solutions be used to increase plant efficiency while reducing energy-efficient operating times and taking material bottlenecks into account?

Digital Shopfloor Management

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Digital Shopfloor Management for more efficiency in production

The overarching goal of implementing software solutions in the area of digital shopfloor management is not only to overcome current challenges, but also to create a flexible and resilient manufacturing environment that meets the dynamic demands of the modern industrial landscape. Software solutions in the production environment have increasingly become an indispensable tool for increasing efficiency in manufacturing. These technologies offer a multitude of benefits that optimize every aspect of production processes and strengthen a company’s competitiveness.

Value stream analysis

Our solution platform for digital shopfloor management offers comprehensive options for analyzing value streams in production. The digital mapping of value streams enables real-time visualization of bottlenecks and an increase in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Bottlenecks, waste and inefficient processes are thus quickly identified. This creates the basis for potential improvement opportunities and targeted optimization measures for maximum resource efficiency within the value streams.

Performance measurement

Precise performance measurement offers a further solution by recording key performance indicators in real time. This enables a precise assessment of productivity, machine utilization and efficiency in order to identify weak points and take immediate action to improve them. Order planning can also be improved in a targeted manner using intelligent software solutions. The software automatically takes into account resource availability, delivery dates and other relevant production factors. This optimization ensures smooth and efficient order processing. Inefficient process steps can also be identified and improved through continuous monitoring and analysis of production processes.


Simulating production processes is another way of responding to existing challenges and is particularly useful for testing different scenarios before making changes in real production. This can minimize risks and maximize efficiency gains. Furthermore, individually developed software solutions support lean manufacturing principles by continuously eliminating waste. This promotes lean and efficient production processes that are simultaneously focused on customer needs and the generation of added value.

Data analysis

Advanced analytic functions also allow large volumes of data to be processed and converted into meaningful insights. In the event of deviations from defined standards, automatic alerting takes place, enabling a rapid response to problems in production.

Solutions from the Digital Shopfloor Management portfolio therefore not only represent an innovative technology, but also form the backbone for an efficient, adaptive and competitive manufacturing environment. Companies that implement these digital solutions are not only positioning themselves for the current market, but also for future-oriented, sustainable production.


In order to sustainably increase efficiency in manufacturing, it is essential to understand the key challenges. When looking at various challenges, clear trends are emerging in the manufacturing industry. Digitalization and connectivity play a central role in overcoming these challenges. From plant efficiency and workforce management to material availability and production planning, digital solutions offer innovative ways to optimize and ensure smooth production.

The integration of digital solutions not only increases efficiency, but also offers a holistic approach to sustainable and flexible manufacturing. A look into the future of the manufacturing industry makes it clear that digital innovations will play a key role in the further development of manufacturing processes.
evosoft offers comprehensive solutions for digital shopfloor management that aim to maximize the efficiency of your systems and thus create the ideal basis for an intelligent, networked smart factory. A holistic approach forms the basis for modern and effective production that meets the requirements of Industry 4.0. Our experts will be happy to advise you on your individual challenges relating to digitalization in your production.


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