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Enhanced Communication in Production Facilities: The Production Floor Information System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021186D
Publication Date: 2003-Dec-31

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Authors:
Jim G. Lee Jamie S. Mork
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Abstract

An improved communication system has been developed for use in mills and other production facilities. The system provides a scrolling message area that is updated with messages on regular intervals. Typically, the system uses computer monitors or display screens to present three elements: 1) a Corporate navigation bar (e.g., a horizontal bar at the top of the screen with various button defining a Corporate menu) for accessing Corporate information and functions, 2) a local navigation bar (e.g., a vertical bar at the left of the screen with various buttons defining a local menu) for accessing information pertinent to the local production facility, sector, or machine, and 3) a primary broadcast section where messages are continually displayed in a highly readable scrolling format. The system can be tailored for specific crews and business needs.