An ERP system and a real-time production monitoring system are two distinct systems that monitor different data, yet they can work in unison and complement each other. In today’s demand-oriented manufacturing industry, real-time data is necessary to mitigate and prevent downtimes, maintain quality, and increase repeatability. The various data collected from RTPM (such as production status, work orders, performance reports, downtimes, quality check, etc.), when combined with the ERP system, gives manufacturers a global real-time database over the static database of an ERP.
These systems then segregate the data, analyze it, figure out the trends in the data, and provide an appropriate solution for an optimization. They integrate the core business process along with adaptive manufacturing production. When integrated with a real-time production monitoring system, they create a complete business solution for modern industries.