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IoT in Manufacturing


The Internet of things are defined as a network of uniquely identifiable nodes that communicate without interactions using IP connectivity. IOT is combined with “human internet”, which connects people more pervasively than ever before because of mobility, to create the “Internet of Everything”. In a recent report, according to Gartner, “the installed base of things (excluding PCs, tablets and smartphones) will grow to 26 billion units in 2020, a near 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion units in 2009.”
The opportunity can be split into two broad categories 1) Using the technology to improve the process or 2) Using the technology to enhance a company’s product.
An informed manufacturing organization contains four elements: Informed products, process, people and infrastructure. These essentials elements of manufacturing are converging like never before, creating a more automated, intelligent and streamlined manufacturing process.
The possibilities across various manufacturing industries include
  • Energy and utilities.
  • Connected supply chain.
  • Plant floor automation.
·         Remote monitoring and management of critical assets
·         Proactive maintenance
Clearly, the IoT presents a rich opportunity for all industry verticals, across processes. Specifically in manufacturing, the IoT can improve and automate deci­sion-making across the value chain. But there are numerous challenges like standardization, security and privacy, Infrastructure and analytics that must be addressed before the full potential of IoT can be realized.
Expected benefits
  • Business process efficiency/operations optimization and control
  • Better supply chain management and Logistics
  • Product and/or service improvement and Innovation
  • Better customer service and support
Why Now?
As we said, many of the foundational concepts of IoT have been established for some time, traditionally called “machine to machine.” So why all the hype now? Essentially, several crucial advances in technology have come together to create the IoT opportunity in manufacturing:
Low-cost sensors. With the cost of processors dropping and expanding markets magnifying savings through scale, it is becoming increasingly cost effective to deploy dense sensor data acquisition pools.
Reliable and affordable communication. With near-field network standards becoming established to support thing-to-thing communication (immediate area networking), local area wireless (WiFi) becoming faster and more reliable, and long-haul networking (wired and wireless) increasingly available, the ease of creating the requisite connectivity has improved considerably. The emergence of IPv6 and the ability to give all things a unique address will
also enable IoT applications.
Big data and analytics (BDA). Having streaming data is useless if it can’t be analyzed. Advances in computing capacity and the development of data handling de facto standards(e.g., Hadoop and Spark) supply the necessary underpinnings.
Storage. Advances in storage technology, both the hardware itself and the software used to manage it, have substantially increased the speed and accessibility of information. Most importantly, incremental costs are minimal, meaning that storage costs will not be a barrier to launching a data-heavy IoT project.

 

Moving Forward with IoT :
No wonder that organizations are investing in getting things on the Internet, as they see the potential for generating business-critical insight from this data. Many organizations have started to do this already. While the challenges can be overwhelming, the opportunities to harvest business value from IoT technologies are numerous.

 
Source:IDC ManufacturingInsights,DESIGNING FOR MANUFACTURING’S ‘INTERNET OF THINGS CTS,

HRMS Person Responsible for WorkCenter- Reporting

When we work with the work center + Person assignment, we some time need to find the list of person assigned to the w/center.

The below report will be handy to get the result.

Report Name:RHSTRU00.

Kindly fill in the details exactly as given in the below screen shot.


 Now after execution, you will be able to find the below report, which will be in a structural display.

You can find the W/C listed and the personnel number listed below.


Let me know if you have any query or if this was helpful for you.

Move Query from One Client to Another( SQ01)

Moving Query / Infoset from one client to another.

1. Generally a query can be created in the standard area or in global area, You can find then when you enter the SQ01 Query screen. 

2. Now as a  per-requisite to download the query you need to have them in the Standard area. 

3. IN case if the query was in the global area  you need to move to the global area.
  For this select SQ01>Environment>Transports .

4. Now select the Copy Global to Standard

5. Now run in test mode and later in real mode to copy the query to standard area.

6. Now when your query is in the standard mode then again go to the environment   and now you will find the download button. with this provide the required information to the Infoset / Query and download to the local server

7. After this go to the target client and then set the import area as standard area.
8. Import the same in this step.
9. Assign them to the user group.
10. Execute.

Note: This will address your requirement and not intended to replicate all the steps. for any doubts and query leave a comment.

User Exit – Identification Simple method.

Many times when we are not able to cater a standard solution for the customer requirement, then we tend to look for User exit, Badis, etc.

If you like to analyze what user exits are available and what logic can be used then the below details will help you

1. Identifying the User exits

1.1. One of the easiest way to identify the user exits is to use the T.code SMOD

1.2 Go to T.Code SMOD

1.3. Now you need to click the help button or enter F4 key

 1.4. Next select the SAP application(Module) relevant for you

1.5.Now you will be able to select the exit and one exit can have one or many components.

 1.6. The required logic can be build inside the Function module.

2. To check the logic, for already implemented user exits, you can use the SE37 , fill the user function module name  and look for the code.

DMS-WorkStation Application Setting

WorkStation Application Setting:

To explain in simple term, this setting is necessary to allow your document type to attach documents of different extensions.

We will have business needs to attach document like .xls or .pdf or .jpg, in case if you have not maintained this setting then you will receive the below error.

File Extension XXX not allowed for the  workstation application xxx.

Message no : 26504.

The below configuration will resolve this error:
Cross-Application Components>Document Management>General Data>Define Workstation Application

Do leave your comments if this was helpful or if you have additional questions on this topic