Automotive interior production of leather and fabric components requires special heavy duty sewing equipment to handle these expensive materials. Managing the controls and systems requires software and hardware to run the individual workstations as well as the flow of products and management of the companies inventory. This requires multiple systems and types of data.
Many individual workstations need a machine management system or Serial Bus Control System which includes a touch screen controller or computer to manage the machine and production. Software and hardware is required to manage the factory production environment by keeping track of the inventory throughout the manufacturing process. Real-time shop floor control keeps track of piecework or hourly payroll, tracks production & quality control, manages machine parts tracking and shipping & receiving. All of these things can work together to help reduce labor, generate faster throughput, create a better employee morale and improve quality.