eschbach and Shiftconnector®
Headquartered in Germany and with U.S. operations in Boston, eschbach develops software for Plant Process Management. Shiftconnector® provides a new level of team communication to ensure safety and improve plant effectiveness. The award-winning solution is trusted worldwide by leading manufacturing companies such as Bayer, Roche, Boehringer Ingelheim and Abbvie.
24/7 plant operations rely on people, and digital support for teams has helped them to sustain manufacturing processes, manage issues and maintain quality in abnormal situations during the production process.
Alongside the existing trend to increase digitization and automation in process manufacturing, the Plant Process Management software encourages human-centric, transparent communication involving everyone from the shop floor up. It is unique in capturing and sharing compliance and asset performance data between all levels of personnel, from equipment operators to shift managers and corporate functions. Reporting can be tailored to the needs of each plant and its workcenters, giving a comprehensive, easy-to-review picture of routine actions, flagged events and status.
Plants operated by major process manufacturers in 28 countries are already using Shiftconnector as a means of improving inter-team communication, creating a seamless handover process. Key clients report greater information transparency, insightful asset performance reports and smoother handovers, all of which can contribute ultimately towards managing workplace safety, and optimizing quality and performance. The Plant Process Management platform can also be used in conjunction with eschbach’s io.Performance solution which offers effective and transparent real-time Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) analysis, supporting continuous improvement in production processes.