!!%%(color: #003399; font-size: 22px;) Do you have to analyse and improve your internal or external information and material flow?
The ''value stream management (VSM)''  tool collects, evaluates and
continuously improves product and information flows. The procedure consists of
three main phases (Analysis, Design and Planning). First, map and analyze the
current state. Second, identify potential improvements and design future state.
Third, implement improvements for a future state with less waste and a reduced
lead time.

\\%%(color: #F1717F) The [Value Stream Management Tool|VSM] can help you with that!

!!%%(color: #003399; font-size: 22px;) Are you facing the complex situation when trying to acquire machine data?
A broad range of hardware and/or software interfaces is used (especially in older machines) and it is very complicated to derive a consistent database that describes the process. This tool explains available tools to extract data from sensors and machines. It provide a guidline to different available tools and their advantages and disadvantages and helps to understand what input on invest or knowledge/programming skills is necessary.

\\%%(color: #F1717F) The [Data Infrastructure Wiki] can help you with that!  

!!%%(color: #003399; font-size: 22px;) Do you need to find the right sensor to gather the right data?

In modern complex plastics conversion processes there are plenty
possible quality issues and different sources for each of them. Some problems
can be solved by changing the process parameters. For the other problems, it is
important to understand the cause and find a suitable monitoring parameter and
sensor to track the quality of the process and/or product.

\\%%(color: #F1717F) The [Sensor Tool] can help you with that!