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Reduce the amount of time required to prepare a commission report by 60 percent and speed up collaboration on commissioning issues dramatically

If you commission new machines regularly, you’ll be familiar with these problems: too many parties involved, making coordination more difficult; a lack of information; and an inability to follow the checklist. What’s more, even minor scheduling errors can quickly lead to delays and a huge rise in the costs involved. You can avoid this with the commissioning management software from Körber Digital. It brings all project participants together and ensures 50 percent more projects are brought to completion on schedule. In addition, the software requires 60 percent less time to generate a machine commissioning report.

Commissioning new machines often leads to unnecessary work

There is an increasing challenge to develop accompanying overall systems in a way that excludes errors and safeguards the subsequent commissioning management process. Why? Because modern production and intra-logistics solutions are becoming increasingly complex. 
The systems resemble an elaborate network of multifunctional machines, robots, feeders and chains. By way of example, the number of industrial robots supplied to companies each year is, according to the International Federation of Robotics, set to rise to around 630,000 units by 2021. This represents a huge increase on the 381,000 per year currently being shipped out. 

It is not possible to simply optimize machine commissioning measures based on a commissioning checklist alone. The following challenges are all too common: 

  • Long distances between the commissioning engineer – who is usually at a building site – and their home base. There is no support network in place. 
  • A lack of infrastructure at the construction site paired with time differences hamper efforts to communicate with team members working out of the home office 
  • Unforeseeable problems such as pending structural measures and delays from suppliers cannot be planned for in advance

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Why you shouldn’t communicate problems by phone or email

“The process generally doesn’t proceed as quickly as is set out in the commissioning checklist. This increases the pressure on all involved,” states Daniel Reinhardt, Senior Product Manager at Körber Digital. 

“Furthermore, problems like this can quickly cause the general amount of time and effort involved to spiral, as it means new coordination processes have to be implemented immediately with production managers, system integrators, subcontractors and design engineers.” 

What’s more, phone and email are still being used to communicate these issues to all parties. This means that the speed at which a proposed solution is implemented may depend on whether it gets buried in an overflowing inbox or not. In other words, there is a major risk of delays and problems arising when coordinating matters.

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Daniel Reinhardt, Senior Product Manager at Körber Digital

Achieve time savings of 60% when preparing commission reports

Companies rely on a large network of experts to put their modern production and intralogistics systems into operation. The success of this process is dependent on rapid communication between the experts. In other words, the partners have to be closely connected with one another, be aware of each other’s’ status, be able to view the commissioning checklists and have access to all key information regarding established strategies for implementing solutions. 

Körber Digital has covered all of these requirements with its new commissioning management software, which also ensures transparent best practice processes. Commission reports are prepared 60 percent quicker. A look at the individual elements comprising the solution shows exactly how this is possible.

3 advantages especially for commissioning engineers, project managers, system integrators and design engineers

  1. A comprehensive overview of job statuses
    Commissioning rarely goes as originally envisaged. This is why it is important for all participants to receive live updates on current statuses and pending tasks – the information has to be reliable and provided without delay. The solution by Körber Digital provides commissioning checklists and timelines for machine commissioning in the field of plant engineering.

    By way of example, the list can be sorted based on production systems and informs the user of the number of tasks in each subsection of the production system – along with status bars to indicate progress. The timeline, in turn, displays production steps that are either pending or have already been completed by individual employees. This ensures the project manager and all participants remain up to date on the progress made so far.
     
  2. Responding to commissioning management problems more quickly
    The solution by Körber Digital is based on modern messenger formats and share functions, which speeds up collaboration. Commissioning engineers can find out about problems (with photos if desired) from a central report area, and share the issue with other experts. 

    These experts then offer their solution or recommended course of action in the form of a comment (which can be further commented on or added to by other experts). The result is a virtual, targeted ‘conversation’ between experts, which substantially reduces the amount of coordination work that has to be performed by the commissioning engineer. They receive all the information they need – the process is quick and reliable.
     
  3. Following reliable commissioning checklists
    The solution is a single source of truth under which all tasks, information and communication processes pertaining to the commissioning procedure can be accessed in one place – at any time and as required. Over time, this leads to documented standard procedures that enable the reliability of a commissioning operation to be increased. 

    New colleagues can, for example, consult these procedures at any time. Furthermore, the software serves as a comprehensive, reliable source of data for precise project documentation once commissioning is complete.

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Progress and problem notifications facilitate commissioning management

“Any commissioning procedure involves a whole team of people with different levels of expertise and responsibilities. Our solution enables this expertise to be pooled and makes the commissioning management process much easier, as the participants receive notifications when progress is made,” explains Daniel Reinhardt.

“At the same time, the system is of benefit to commissioning engineers in the event that the same problems keep arising from project to project, as the routines that are followed to resolve the issue are documented in full. In this case, the system is an encyclopedic source of knowledge.”

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Daniel Reinhardt - Senior Product Manager

Daniel Reinhardt
Körber Digital GmbH
Senior Product Manager

+49 170 980 85 03
[email protected]

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