Custom Ignition Drivers for Plex and SAP Improve Inventory Accuracy

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Project Scope

  • Multiple Ignition sites
  • More than 3,000 tags
  • More than 75 devices
  • 10 screens for weight scale
  • 10 screens for weld line
  • More than 15 customer screens

Project Overview

This project features automated recording in an ERP system using custom Ignition drivers and screens for Plex and SAP. The original problems that needed to be solved were inaccurate inventory and shipping counts. The solution was to establish greater connectivity, which was provided by Ignition drivers and screens. With Ignition in place with weight scales, accurate inventory and shipping information is now provided. Almost immediately, Ignition was enabling 200,000 transactions per month. The robustness of Ignition made this integration a simple process.

Project Information

Created By:   Cumulus Consulting

Cumulus is a Michigan-based firm, located near the heart of the automotive industry in Detroit. The company also has remote offices in several cities across the U.S. Cumulus can support global implementation projects in several countries including EU, Brazil, UK, China and Mexico. The company specializes in automation, integration, ERP implementation, optimization, development and integration, analytics, training and support.


Project For:   Challenge Manufacturing

Headquartered in Walker, Mich., Challenge employs approximately 3,000 team members supported by 1,000 industrial robots across 10 locations in North America and Asia. Challenge builds structures and assemblies.

Posted on September 1, 2017