PSO has been contracted by the Chinese railway technology group CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive Co., Ltd. with the rollout of the comprehensive PSI software solution for production management. The rollout process foresees the inclusion of about 2,000 employees and is to be completed within six months.
Based on the prototype developed for CSR Sifang in 2013, PSIpenta Manufacturing Execution System (MES) will be implemented for the permanent planning and controlling of the production processes interacting with SAP at the enterprise control level. In addition during the rollout a central production cockpit will be implemented so that CSR Sifang will get an overview of the entire production supply chain. Special focus will be on subjects such as production information in real time, abnormal handling, material tracking with serial numbers and key performance indicators. The process and initiation will be performed in Chinese by a mixed Chinese and German PSI team.
For CSR Sifang the implementation of the PSI solution is an important step towards achieving the strategic goal of becoming the world’s leading producer of high-speed strains. The company, a member of the CSR Group, is one of the largest producers for the Chinese railway industry and one of the most important manufacturers of components for locomotives and rolling stock.