Doculabs’ New Production Control Tower Solution Provides Manufacturers Previously Impossible Insights into Shopfloor Performance

April 14, 2022 – Chicago – Doculabs, a management consulting firm and 2021 Celonis Americas Region Services Partner of the Year, announces the release of its Production Control Tower Solution. Built on the Celonis Execution Management System platform, the solution uses process mining and Doculabs’ expertise to streamline manufacturing processes and assist with continuous process improvement initiatives.  

Manufacturers are currently drowning in data – IoT data, transactional data from ERP systems, MES data, machine data, and more. This data is almost always in disparate systems with no clear way to link analysis to action.  

Manufacturers need to measure in real time how production processes are performing and when they underperform why they underperformed. They need to understand what deviations are occurring within their processes and their effect on productivity. Manufacturers need to have a real-time view into their processes with the ability to drilldown to the crucial operations to understand their impact on overall throughput and quality.  

The Production Control Tower (PCT) Solution provides a previously impossible insight into shopfloor performance by creating a digital replication of shopfloor processes. The PCT provides manufacturers with critical KPIs like cycle times, throughput, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), first pass yields, scrap rate/rework rate, and more.  

These KPIs are critical, but PCT’s secret sauce is the ability to drill into the processes on the shopfloor that generate the KPIs. This allows manufacturers to better understand the “Why” and “How” of the KPIs. PCT allows companies to integrate their manufacturing data sources across key manufacturing processes to: 

  • Measure output in real time to see how the process is truly performing 
  • Identify process deviations and prioritize which have the greatest impact on productivity, quality, and on-time delivery 
  • Implement solutions quickly 
  • Monitor solution effectiveness 

“With the Production Control Tower (PCT), we provide manufacturers with insights they have always wanted, but never thought were possible. We help eliminate the long hours of tracking cycle times with stopwatches and manually documenting the process.” says Rick Hassman, Manufacturing Practice Lead at Doculabs. “The digital replication that PCT creates for manufacturing operations truly makes continuous improvement efforts much more efficient.” 

Designed to deliver rapid ROI, a Production Control Tower engagement can be delivered in 8 weeks (depending on project scope) – from initial diagnostic of the current production process(es) to analysis and recommendations report.  

To learn more about the Doculabs Production Control Tower Solution, please contact us here or give us a call at (312) 733-7793. 

You can listen to Rick Hassman explain the Production Control Tower and watch his demonstration of the product in action in the videos below. 


About Celonis 

Celonis, the global leader in Execution Management Systems (EMS), believes that every company can unlock its full execution capacity. Powered by its market-leading process mining core, the Celonis Execution Management System provides a set of instruments, applications, and developer studio and platform capabilities for business executives and users. The Celonis EMS offerings help companies manage every facet of execution management from analytics to strategy and planning, management, actions, and automation. Celonis has thousands of customers, including ABB, AstraZeneca, Bosch, Coca-Cola, Citibank, Dell, GSK, John Deere, L’Oréal, Siemens, Uber, Vodafone, and Whirlpool. Celonis is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and New York City, USA, and has 15 offices worldwide. 

About Doculabs 

Doculabs is a management consulting firm that delivers trusted advice for companies to achieve their digital objectives and goals. We help companies accelerate their digital objectives through a variety of consulting services, including development of strategic vision and roadmaps, business cases, program design, process mining and redesign, technology evaluation, delivery methodology, and governance models. 

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