What is OSMTM?

OSMTM stands for Operating System for Manufacturing
Many resources are used to run a business:

  • Man
  • Machine
  • Money
  • Materials
  • Methods
  • Maintenance

In order to improve our profitability, we need to get the maximum output by putting in minimum resources. We need to improve upon the Effectiveness and Efficiency (E&E) of each resource.

ERP is a software that is the shorter version of OSMTM. This is what an Operating system for Manufacturing does.

  • An OSM software is an Operating System for your Business.
  • We provide one of the best OSMs.
  • It creates systems for all your business activities like Sales, Accounts, Purchase, Inventory Control, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, HRD, Payroll etc.
  • Each Activity, although is handled individually is integrated in a way that a common centralized database is used to control and support all the activities.
  • This way, the data collected by one department is used by the other departments to make decisions or course corrections.
  • This helps in reducing your production time, development time,  enhancing your personal abilities and  giving you more time to think and to relax.
  • By improving your Production Efficiencies
  • By reducing your Rejections and Wastages
  • By reducing your cost of production as well as cost of Poor Quality.
  • It can reduce your Financial costs by reducing your Variable Assets:
    • Reduction in Inventories (improve ITR)
    • Improvement in Cash Collection from the Customers
    • Improved customer service and order fulfillment
    • Improved communication with suppliers and customers
    • Enhanced competitive position
    • Increase in  Sales, Decrease in Costs and Increase in Profits

ERP is the father of all software and will have a robust centralized solution which can handle various businesses, functions, solutions into one business. SMEs mostly have a perception that ERP is best suited for large scale industries due to high cost of implementation, complexity and maintenance cost but it is not true as ERP will help to manage all the processes.

Why ERP is required?

Major Reasons for Adopting ERP

  • To get a hold on your business processes. Increase your personal potential. Do much more in lesser time.
  • To adopt the best Business Practices.
  • Standardize and speed up operations and processes
  • Make the entire process transparent, making your Company “System Run” and not “Person dependent”.
  • Create an environment that makes business Profitable and Fun

These points answer the question why ERP is required?

How much should I be spending annually on OSM ?

It is not spending, but investing in OSM. An Operating system for Manufacturing would immediately give you returns on your investment. As a thumb rule, you ought to invest approx. 1 to 2 percent of your Turnover on OSM. You can definitely expect a gain in Profits that would be at least 3 to 5 times your investment in OSM.
Besides the financial gains, OSM also would help your Legal Compliance. ERP development is very important so that the business grows. Online ERP is secure and easy to access and implement. OSM is the advanced version of ERP and Operating system for Manufacturing is specially designed for the manufacturing industry.
ERP system increases efficiency by improving communication, and can do many other functions with minimum errors. This software collects, interprets and store large amount of data. This technology was also endorsed by the manufacturing industry because it solved a number of their operational problems, such as maintaining inventory and improving communication between departments. Since then, these ERP systems have evolved in such a way that they can benefit lots of different types of organizations. In the ERP system one can tend to organize the processes in the business organisation and enables one to predict the profit and loss of the company.
ERP has been the backbone of one’s business.
The art of performing actions of maintaining data in ERP is done manually. Order booking, receiving goods in FG, billing etc.

Small Business OSM software

GAP OSM has been designed for the small business and also can be used by any kind of business which can be used for the management of the whole business. OSM’s full form is Operating system for Manufacturing which is a powerful tool to plan business process management tools. Every organization is operating works differently but all organization faces the same challenges in this competitive business environment. To solve these issues there is a need of an OSM system which can solve all the problems and provides you a efficient way to store information. An OSM software integrates different departments of the enterprise into a single software system.

With the help of an efficient OSM, one can automate and streamline the back office operations. It helps the employees to be more productive and efficient in their work. The business owners and leaders can get real-time visibility of the working in the office. It includes information on the following:

  • Evolution of OSM
  • Basic OSM Concepts
  • What is an OSM System
  • Benefits of OSM Systems
  • How To Decide whether Your Business Needs OSM
  • Types of OSM Solutions Available
  • How to Choose the Right Solution

The term OSM (Operating system for Manufacturing) was originally coined by The Gartner Group, in the 1990s. MRP i.e. Material Requirements Planning was created in 1960s for manufacturing companies to improve their efficiency and enhance decision-making. OSM mainly focuses on organizing data and streamlines processes. An OSM software is made of many applications and tools which helps different areas of the business to communicate with each other. The company which implements OSM is helped in:

  • Legal Compliance
  • Data and Knowledge capturing
  • HRD
  • Activity Based Management
  • Product Costing
  • Operational Efficiency Monitoring
  • Dynamic Inspection
  • New Product Development
  • Product Life Management
  • Calibration of Equipment
  • Process Capability Study
  • Total Productive Maintenance

Benefits of OSM

Now almost every business is implementing OSM irrespective of the size of business and the main reason why organizations use OSM are as follows:

  • Provide real-time visibility
  • Quick decision-making which impact different ares of the business
  • Helps to automate the business processes
  • Give employees data they need for work
  • Increases profits
  • Reduce Expenses
  • Can be accessed anytime, anywhere and from any devices
  • Communication among departments becomes smooth.
  • Keeps data secure and safe

How to decide your business needs OSM?

Every business runs in a unique way  and faces different challenges and now the main question arises whether your business needs OSM how to decide that and when is the right time to invest in OSM:

If the following points are checked then it’s safe to start OSM software and implement it on your software:-

  • If the team is taking too much time on the processes which otherwise can be automated and streamlined.
  • Your business is flourished all over the globe.
  • If you are using different software for different work processes and they are not synchronized with each other.
  • If you do not have easy access to the data.
  • If you don’t have any record of your items.
  • When communication among departments is none.
  • If you do not have access to data any time and anywhere.
  • There is delay in decision-making.

All the conditions which are necessary to implement OSM must be made sure and subsequently the implementation process is carried on. All the Tech support is provided by the vendors of the OSM who helps to encounter all the problems after implementation. All you need is the right vendor of OSM and how to get the right output from the software. It is easily adaptable to the changing technology and can help to maximize the profit and minimize the revenues. One of the major benefit of OSM is that you need not to always stay and monitor the work processes you can do it anytime and from anywhere whether you are on a holiday or stuck in traffic and you need is a smartphone and internet connection which is not a big deal nowadays. You can monitor all the performance from your smartphone and take necessary decisions according to the performance.

OSMTM system definition

OSMTM system definition: OSMTM system is defined as the software which helps to manage all the activities going on in the business. OSMTM system helps to remove all the redundancies involved in the business and once an OSMTM software is integrated and implemented in the business it becomes the lifeline of one’s business as all the transactions are done through the software. GAP OSMTM streamlines all the processes in the industry and helps to manage these processes in a systematic manner.  GAP offers different modules which manages the different departments in your organisation.

Modules of OSM are:-

  1. Sales Module:- The sales module manages all the orders from the customer and you can also view the sales statistics of the company from this software.
  2. Finance Module:- The finance modules takes care of all the accounting needs like purchase voucher, journal voucher, cash voucher which are used in the company.
  3. NPD Module:- This module helps to prepare part list, BOM, define production process cycle, manufacturing process. This module helps to define, design, develop, deploy and digitize.
  4. Stores Module:- This module keeps a record of all the inventory items, batch details, stores audit and displays any error in the stock.
  5. Quality Assurance:- This module keeps a quality check at every point of incoming goods to perform the inspection and reporting.
  6. Purchase Module:- The purchase module does the entire month’s MRP on a single click.
  7. HRD Module:- Besides keeping a track on employee movement the HRD module also keeps a record of the training needs, performance monitoring for appraisal.
  8. PLM Module:- This module takes care of the manufacturing data. This module contains data related to production and manufacturing.
  9. Dashboard Module:- This module contains information about the PQA Analysis, configure graphs and shows profit and loss statement of the business.
  10. TPM (Total Preventive Maintenance) Module:- This module is used for preventive and breakdown maintenance of machines, and also keeps a record of water and electricity consumption on the machines.
  11. Manufacturing Module:- This module takes care of all the manufacturing activities.
  12. IGI (Incoming Goods Inspection) Module:- This module keeps a record of inspection and rejection report of suppliers.
  13. FGI (Finished Goods Inspection):- Finished goods and correction is done in FGI and this module shows inspected items in FGI.
  14. Tech Support Module:- This module is used for Tech support where all complaints and tickets can be viewed and diagnosed.
  15. Payroll Module:- This module prepares monthly payroll, maintain ESI, PF, Bonus, Incentive, calculation of earned and casual leaves etc.
  16. Document Control Module:- This module is used for online control of documents for online use of users.
  17. Employee Portal:- All the employees can login with their Ecode and password i.e. their registered mobile numbers and can login to view the company rules, Apply leaves, raise grievances and give suggestions, can also view their attendance register etc.
  18. Supplier Portal:- This portal is given to the suppliers so that they can have real time view of the data.

OSMTM stands for

OSM stands for Operating system for Manufacturing which helps to run all your business processes in a single software. An OSMTM software helps to control all the processes in the industry like HRD, Payroll, Sales, Finance, Purchase, NPD, Stores, QA, PLM, e-capa, Dashboard, TPM, Manufacturing, IGI, FGI, TechSupport, Document Control, Toolroom, PCMD, NBD. All these modules are designed to manage the processes involved in that department all you have to do is to give input and all the calculations are done by the software and it will give you the output. The design which is involved in the display is also very attractive which will attract your employees and it will make the interest of the users.ERP stands for

OSM system

OSM will help you to access real-time data from anytime and anywhere. The software uses only one database to store the data of all the processes. We also consider the OSM system as the manager or the heart beat of one’s business without which one’s business may die. One can manage all the assets of the company through OSM and can have the PQA Analysis of your business done by getting the complete picture of the business whether the business is going in loss or Profit.

Now you can implement in any kind of business whether it is an Manufacturing unit, Textile industry, Food Processing industry, Steel industry, Software, Chemical industry, any SME or large business enterprise, OSM is the one your business is looking for. If you have a Manufacturing unit then you can also use PCMD devices our product which is specially designed for the Manufacturing Industry to manage the production. One can have the view of production cycles, interval times, total production in the day or year, shortest cycle time, average cycle time, number of stoppages and the time duration of each stoppage, number of cycles run since the last reset etc. All this can be done by fitting a PCMD device ( Product Monitoring and Optimization System ) on the production machine and one can monitor all the working done on the machine on our OSM software which we have renamed and given the new name as OSM i.e. Operating System for Manufacturing which is specially designed for the Manufacturing Industry by the Manufacturing Industry. OSM software will help you to view all the working of the machine. Basically one can call OSM the big brother of ERP. OSM involves all the logistics as well as non-logistics part of the business. We have designed OSM to overcome the difficulties faced in a manufacturing industry.

Industry 4.0 and Machine monitoring

With the machine monitoring system available in the industry  you can use the data for variety of things inside or outside the industry that has been collected automatically. Here are some examples of Industry 4.0 that can be used outside the industry are –

Material Shipment to customer – The customer comes to know exactly how many parts have been produced at any given time and what is the expected date of delivery of the work order.

Material ordering from vendor – The software automatically mails the vendor about the order for raw material, the machine monitoring system tracks the production from the machine. The software updates the data about the availability of raw material, which automatically mails the vendor about the order when the reorder quantity is reached.

Part traceability – Part traceability can also be included in production monitoring system, that can be done on the vendors part who marks each part with a unique serial number carved on its bar code. The serial number of each part is recorded in the software. Suppose if any part is rejected due to raw material defect, its serial number is recorded from the software and we can get the serial number of the parts which are made in the same batch and are checked for the same defect. With which you can track down and replace all parts of the same batch. The vendor also uses this data to fix the issue.

Logistics – The software which is talking to monitoring device can track the location of the truck which is doing shipment of incoming raw material. With the tracking one can know the delays in delivery due to breakdown, traffic jam or accident. The software then estimate the time of arrival of the raw material, and plan the production accordingly. Your customer’s has also access to the same data and they can use this data to know if their order is ready, where it has reached and when it will arrive their destination.

Maintenance – When a machine breaks down, the monitoring system can send email and SMS alert to the person concerned. One can control the spares parts inventory by automatically ordering spare parts for preventive maintenance, based on the condition.

Industry 4.0 components

Industry 4.0 comprises of cyber-physical systems i.e. CPS these are machines which is connected to a computer that is connected to the internet. The machine can be any tool cutting, making textiles, food processing etc. Cyber means related to computers, the computer is an embedded system that controls and monitors the machine. The inputs and outputs are connected to electronics on the machine and its ability to send data to the computer.

Now what is IOT for Industry 4.0 it stands for Internet of Things and Internet is the same old one which we have been using for years but now it has been used by not only people but also things. The things that are included in IOTs are PCMD, attendance machines, manufacturing machines, robots, GAP POMS etc.

Cloud computing in Industry 4.0 : This is done by using a network of servers hosted on the internet that stores, manages and processes data, instead of a local server. A server is powerful, reliable and more has large storage space than a normal PC.

Now the working- The sensor gets the data from the machine and sends this data to the cloud server over the internet. The software takes the data and commands the machine according to that data whether to slow down, stop or speed up, reorders material and do other things. A small size industry can also implement Industry 4.0 to go into digitization. There is no constrain for any industry whether it is small, medium or large they can implement Industry 4.0. Digitization helps to automize the work processes in the industry. All the data is made available in real-time and can not be tempered with.

OSMTM full form

Full Form of OSM software is Operating system for Manufacturing software that helps to standardize the processes in the industry and integrates different departments and smoothen’s the communication between different departments. A common database is used so everyone is on the same platform. OSM solves all your problems and helps in fast decision-making. OSM is not cost effective but the problem solver which takes care of all the activities done in an organisation.

I am sure that implementing OSM will prove to be an asset for your company rather than a liability. OSM systems helps the companies by giving them a real time picture of their operations such as accounts, production, inventory, order processing etc. Most of the OSM systems are modular in structure, workers are provided the access of modules which they have been authorized, they can access only that data and reports, the full access is with the higher authority. The security of the company is maintained by using a modular security. OSM is a tool for industries to manage costs, services and production.

OSM was first used by manufacturing companies to handle store and inventory. OSM software supports and produces automated reports in real- time. OSM now just not only performs the back-office operations but also performs the operations in the front. Enterprise Resource Planning software comprises of other modules which are otherwise purchased individually, based on the needs and capabilities of the organization. Each OSM module is focused on particular area, such as finance and marketing.

Some of the most common OSM modules are as sales, finance, NPD (New Product Development), stores, quality assurance, manufacturing, purchase, HRD, Purchase, Tech Support, Payroll etc. The main feature of an OSM system is a shared database that supports multiple functions used by different units.

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Why is OSM important to a company?

OSMTM is required so that the business that you are running smoothly and you are gaining profits. The better use of OSM is done when there is need of proper organizing and streamlining of the business processes involved in the organisation.

Operating system for Manufacturing has the potential to manage all the business activities and when there is any downfall or breakdown in the business it is recorded and managed by the OSM that is why OSM is important to a company. The work of the Accounts and Finance, Human Resource Department, IT department, manufacturing etc. is streamlined by the OSM.

OSM is an onsite and cloud OSM which has the potential to manage all the work all you need to do is to just implement OSM and enjoy its benefits. All the data is available at one place and no one can temper that data.

Many manufacturing industries think that they do not need OSM and their processes are simple and they can manage it without OSM. But its not true OSM is required by every organisation whether it is big or small. OSM helps in making real-time decisions based on the data available in the OSM. The business processes are made more efficient through OSM. The data available will be more accurate and therefore the processes involved in the procedure will be accurate.

The operational efficiency will improve therefore there will be no breakdown or tear-down. Through OSM there will be a balance between supply and demand which ultimately leads to a happy customer.

The customers will be available to see their order details, pending orders, orders acknowledged etc. There is visibility between supplier and the customer. ERPs greater version is OSM which is Operating system for Manufacturing. When OSM is implemented in a company then all processes are managed by the software and provides solution to the problems faced by the industry.

Does Industry 4.0 comprises of manual machines?

Yes Industry 4.0 uses manual machines as the data is recorded from the machine and sent to the software, if there is no involvement of manual machines then from where you can collect data and display in the software so it is very essential to have manual machines. Industry 4.0  collects data from the manual machines using sensors and displays it on the software which is GAPOSM i.e. Operating System for Manufacturing.

The sensors can measure parameters like temperature, current, speed, etc. and these parameters depend on the machine which parameters it can measure and if the sensor is mounted on the machine then it measures the parameter you want and displays it on the screen.

The software displays the data in any form it can be done as per the customer needs. It includes any machine that can be tracked with sensors and there is no machine which cannot be tracked with sensors, so Industry 4.0 can include any machine. All the data which is recorded by the sensors are represented in different forms in the software, it can be a graphical view, can be displayed in table view or can show the data as one wishes to see. All the manufacturing industries which have moved towards industry 4.0 have automated all their work processes.

Industry 4.0 is the trend for data exchange in the manufacturing industries. There are four principles of design for Industry 4.0 and these principles help to support companies to identify and implement Industry 4.0:-

  • Interoperability– Its the ability of sensors, machines, devices and people to communicate with each other through Internet of Things (Iot).
  • Transparency of Information– Its the ability of information systems to create a virtual copy of physical world.
  • Technical Assistance– The ability of the assistance systems helps to make quick decisions and solves urgent problems on short notice.
  • Decentralized decisions– Cyber physical systems has the ability to make decisions and perform tasks on their own.

Smart Factory 4.0

Smart Factory 4.0 helps to monitor the performance of the machine which means tracking the status of the machine, whether the machine is running or is being idle, the machine monitors the speed, temperature, pressure and other parameters. The parameters which the machine can record and what is the purpose of the machine can be done easily.

If you can attach a sensor to a machine, on the level of its automation, one can track the functioning of the machine. Nowadays sensors can track many parameters as many as you desire. The data is recorded by a machine monitoring device and is recorded in the software. This also notifies the person who is operating the machine, so that he can take necessary action. The software cannot operate the machine as it has to be operated manually but it records all the working on the machine. Industry  4.0 is going to digitization and reducing the manpower.

The data on the devices is captured and and review periodically to review the performance of the machines. The software which is showing the data on the screen is designed by our specialized programmers who have been working on it for many years and made the software such which can solve all the digitize all the processes in the industry.

Your customer can exactly know how much material have been produced what is the quality and quantity and can track the material till the time of delivery and til it reaches the customer end. The software also automatically mails and places order for raw material to the vendor, the machine monitoring device tracks the production of the machine and automatically notifies the vendor of the order for the reorder quantity. Each part raw material is imprinted with a unique serial number carved on it as a bar code and that serial number is recorded in the software. If any part is defected its serial number is displayed in the report of defected items and you can check the same batch for the same defect in any other part and replace that parts. The vendor can also use this data to fix the issue. The vendor can also read this data and deducts the value of rejected parts. All the industries who are using industry 4.0 are into digitization and all their working are digitized and they have moved towards digitization.

Industry 4.0 Implementation

For implementation of Industry 4.0 two things are necessary:

  1. A machine monitoring device that monitors the data from the machine and stores that data in a common database.
  2. Software that displays the data stored in the database in an efficient manner.

For start using ERP first you need a machine monitoring device that collects the data from the machine and stores the data in the database once this is done you can use that data in any Industry 4.0 applications.

Industry 4.0 involves two different components, the first component involves hardware sensors and cloud computing, the second component involves software for running the company’s different departments: sales, finance, HR, manufacturing etc. The implementation of Industry 4.0 is done in multiple phases, and as you implement each phase you learn from your mistakes at each phase which fine tune the system at each phase.

The first three phases i.e. 1,2 and 3 involves installing the machine monitoring device that provides data to the software. In phase 2 and 3 involves production and productivity monitoring. After implementing these phases it monitors the data 24/7 and sends the data to the database. The last phase is to improve the functionality of the existing ERP or other software and helps to interact with the database.

GAPOSM enables the software to easily collude with the database of the machine monitoring system. It also enables Industry 4.0 to expand the industry at your own pace. Industry 4.0 helps to automize and monitor the processes in a manufacturing industry.  Once you implement Industry 4.0 in the industry you are sorted and you can sit and relax.

Advantages of Industry 4.0 are as follows:-

  1. Industry 4.0 helps the devices to communicate with each each other with the interference of any third person.
  2. One can monitor the working of the machine in real time and from anywhere and anytime.
  3. IOT helps to monitor the downtime, breakdown time, run time, stoppages, number of items made on the machine, etc.
  4. All the data is stored in database and monitored by a machine monitoring device which helps you to access the real time data and duplicacy is avoided, there is maximum utilization of resources, manpower and time.
  5. Industry 4.0 is one of the change in industry that helps to automize all the operations in the industry.

IOT and Industry 4.0

IOT is the short form for Internet of Things, Internet helps to make different devices communicate with each other using some standard protocols. This Internet has until now allowed only people to communicate with each other and to collect information which is known as Internet of People. For the past few years, things like sensors, manufacturing machines, cars, devices etc. have started communicating with each other. For example, the production on a machine can be monitored using a monitoring device which communicates with the software that displays the readings on the screen.

Internet of People is the past but Internet of Things is the new advanced version which helps devices to communicate with each other like when you are about to reach home and want your room to be cool the GPS system tracks your location and switches your AC on automatically. This is true example of devices communicating with each other.

We could think of Industry 4.0 as a ERP software which brings together many technologies like Artificial Intelligence, robotics, sensors, IOT, cloud computing etc. Before the use of ERP there used to be different software’s for sales, finance, stores, payroll, HR, sales but these software didn’t interact with each other, the role of ERP was to bring these software’s at the same place and talk with each other using a common database. ERP software also increases efficiency and reduces manpower.

The origin of Industry 4.0 was with the German project to promote the computerization in manufacturing. This is the fourth Industrial revolution whereas the first revolution was mechanization by steam engines in 1800s, the second revolution was with electricity and the assembly line and the third revolution was with computers and now is the fourth revolution Industry 4.0.

We can say that Industry 4.0 is not a new technology but just binding of already existing technologies and allows them to communicate. Industry 4.0 applications can sense the physical environment, and take intelligent decisions and take action according to that decision. and this application is called Cyber-physical systems (CPS). Examples of CPS  are as follows: Auto-pilot mode in aircraft, driver less car etc.