Over the past few years and for the foreseeable future, the manufacturing industry has been dealing with the perfect storm of the drain of the retiring baby-boomer knowledge base, staff reductions to control costs and maintain competitive position, and the exponential increase of technology in manufacturing. These variables and constraints have created a significant lack of resources available to maintain, repair, and improve control and information system assets on a day to day basis. Based on this need, Avanceon offers help and augmentation services to support all aspects of a manufacturer’s control and information systems regardless of the time of day or day of the year.
We focus on preparing our clients for how to address and successfully deal with downtime emergencies and the need for system improvement as well as address any gaps in their coverage. Our support services help our clients minimize the amount of time their systems are inoperable. Whether you need help answering a complex technology question, understanding the cause of your downtime, or your own on-staff engineer is unreachable; utilizing our Support Services will help keep your manufacturing processes up and running smoothly.
Our support services revolve around 3 major areas.
With an emphasis of “being there when you can’t be”, Avanceon’s 24X7 support services provide the required level of resources and response to keep your facility up and running. Our support engineers can provide a wide range of service from being your complete one stop resource for all your emergency needs to playing an expert role in your internal support and maintenance structure, or to providing an option to your existing team should vacations, leave of absence, or abrupt employee departure cause you to be limited in coverage.
Avanceon’s support team can provide value in the areas of control and MES system troubleshooting, diagnostics, and break / fix repair to “get you up and running” in short order. This team of skilled engineers supports systems that Avanceon develops or commissions as well as systems that other resources have provided. We have a structured approach to assess needs, gather information, and create a system of access to allow Avanceon to meet any needed service level regardless of the plant’s location in the world.
This support service is designed to meet the needs of the immediate plant issues and keep the facility operating at the highest level of efficiency.
Engineering Block of Time
Due to head count constraints or limited need for a full time resource, Avanceon has developed an engineering augmentation service that allows for manufacturers to have a fixed “block of hours” (BOH) for an Avanceon resource to address items and tasks from the plant control or MES system “laundry list” of improvements. Due to limited internal resource bandwidth, these areas of improvement or maintenance will often go unaddressed until they manifest into severe problems causing downtime or worse, major feeling of dissatisfaction from Plant Operations.
Avanceon has developed the BOH service to allow the customer to select the level of service from the level of need of the facility. Ranging from eight (8) to one hundred sixty (160) hours per month per individual, the options and the potential of the service are limitless.
Avanceon’s MES solutions address the key areas of a manufacture’s functions (Operations, Performance, and Quality). These key modules encompass the following functions: