OLSOM: Products
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OLSOM offers the line-up of software products united under the trade mark AGW.

AGW software addresses the challenges of workflow automation, real-time data collection, system integration and business insight. It offers scalable, high-performance, reliable and flexible solutions that meet the demand of intelligent process automation for manufacturers, 3PLs, distributors and other spheres of business.

Ranging a wide set of solutions from a small tailored operator support systems or system integration platforms to powerful business decision-making support environments AGW offers scalable execution network for enterprise.



Modular nature of AGW architecture secures scalability and flexibility of AGW line-up to meat unique business requirements allowing to best way support your operations.
AGW IP
Architecture
AGW software offers a worklfow engine that provides a powerful environment for rapid development and implementation of automation workflows. Workflows are the sequenced actions that define the interactions between people, equipment and systems in the normal course of operations as well as in response to unexpected events. AGW workflows designed in a form of process flowcharts.



AGW workflows can be utilized for flexible process automation. In combination with AGW Business Kits AGW workflow is a powerful tool for process automation of applied business domains. However AGW core itself can be utilized independently for a wide class of process automation and system integration tasks due to the following software features: These AGW features offer unique and flexible environment business process modeling while AGW Business Kits inflate AGW solutions with certain business contents.
Business Logic and Scripting
Business logic in AGW is designed in form of workflow diagrams. Each specific process is introduced with its own diagram. Diagram is very similar to the process flowchart one draws in Microsoft Visio® or alike products. Activities represented with AGW operations (blocks) linked with each other. AGW core provides a set of generic operations, i.e. connectivity, scripting, database operations, etc. AGW Business Kits also provide libraries of operations (plug-ins) executing specific business functions, i.e. validate serial number, or create trace record, or load scanned good in container. Error handling is automated on the workflow level although business exceptions anticipated to be handled by workflow business logic.

AGW Business Kits also introduce business data models and web applications to manage this data model.

AGW supports scripting using JScript language. If required operation is missing it can be easily coded "on fly" using JScript. No compiler required, change can be performed right in a live environment. JScript is well defined, well documented scripting language that does not require in-depth programming skills.



Templates and Reusability
AGW provides reusability on multiple levels:
Connectivity
AGW software offers a broad spectrum of various standard connections such as: Various connectors allow AGW to communicated with various systems (QC systems, CRM, ERP, SCM, CAD, etc.) and equipment (PLC, scanners, data terminals, various tools, etc.) introducing a strong tooling for system integration and interoperability.

Interface with Web Services is a gate to SaaS cloud and hybrid architectures.
User Interface
For user instructions AGW software provides a way to design user interface screens that are purposed to guide end users through workflows.



Screens are easily created inside AGW Workbench application and linked to the AGW workflows through AGW Data Hub that allows to communicate different AGW modules between each other.

Instead of using fixed UI design AGW offers users to design individual screens with desired look and feel. Powerful reusability features allow to create and use screen templates.

AGW supports user screens for Microsoft Windows® PC based stations as well as Microsoft Windows CEĀ® devices such as data processing terminals or simply mobile phones.
Labels and Reports
AGW printing module allows design and print various labels and reports. AGW software offers embeded labeling mechanism. AGW Workbench has label designer that allows to create and manage labels and print them from AGW workflows.



AGW supports printing through Win GDI drivers as well as direct support of some printing languages, i.e. DPL, ZPL, IGB that improves printing performance and secures stability. Apart from embeded labeling system AGW also integrates with 3rd-party reporting software such as Crystal Reports, Fast Reports, etc.
Localization
Embeded dictionariry is a great deal for real time localization of user interface. User screens have menu that allows to choose the languge of user interface with a single click. Solution may be designed in one language with further completion of the dictionary that will provide user interface in other languages. Another benefit of dynamic localization is supportability - global support teams are able to swiftly switch localized screens to English to see user instructions, error messages, etc.
Revision Tracking
AGW Workbench tracks revisions of AGW projects. It allows to review who modified configuration and when and revert to the earlier revision.
Load Balancing
Since scalability and performance are major keys for AGW the software is designed with the possibility to easily leverage AGW projects between AGW instances. AGW instance can run one to many projects. Same time one to many AGW instances can run on a single box. Projects can be distributed between different instances and boxes to support load balancing.
AGW MES
AGW MES is the fully featured ISA-95 compliant Manufacturing Execution System(MES). MES is an online integrated computerized system that is the accumulation of the methods and tools used to accomplish production. The ISA 95 model defines a clear split between ERP and MES.

Process, Product & Production Models
AGW MES functionality is distributed between 4 operational areas defined by ISA-95 model:
Functional features
Asset and Material Management: Configuration of facilities, work centers and stations; configuration of materials, BOM and routings; definition of production model. Organization of entire manufacturing process in individual cells and steps. Allows sharing of manufacturing cells between multiple models and products. Integration with ERP's to load asset and material master data into MES layer. Supports engineering changes; revisioning of materials and BOM.


Production Scheduling: Scheduling of production in time. Either manual (drag & drop interface) or automated following predefined criteria. Allows using of alternate resources according to part routings. Commonly used in the "Build-To-Schedule" production scenario. Provides ability to schedule downtime, such as breaks and maintenance. Integration with ERP's to load production plans for further scheduling.


Product and Process Traceability: Controls and records each step of the manufacturing process to provide complete traceability. Provides insight on the build process of the specific product answering questions: "What was done?", "Where it was done?", "When it was done?" and "By whom?"


Quality and Error Proofing: Controls operators and prevents them from mistakes. Minimization of "human factor".


Product Labeling: Printing of production, customer, container and many other label types. Serialization of parts, containers, etc.


Operator instructions: Guides operators at the plant floor in regards to the process steps, procedures, quality norms, etc.


Order Management: Full cycle management of customer orders from the time of reception to delivery.


Sequencing: Supports integration of EDI of different format (EDIFACT, VDA, flat text, XML, etc.). Sequences customer orders to the production lines, subassemblies and containers. Commonly used in the "Build-To-Sequence" and "Pick-To-Sequence" production scenarios.


Packing and Dispatch: Controls various packing scenarios such as batch or sequenced, shipment loading and goods delivery to the customer.


Interfaces with ERP's: Miscelenious interfaces with different ERP's such as SAP, MFGPro, AS400, CMMS.


Production Metrics: Calculates production metrics, such as FTT, OEE, DTD, scrap rates, etc. that allow to analyze and assess manufacturing efficiency.
AGW WMS
AGW WMS product provides control and visibility of your inventory from the time you receive a shipment until finished goods leave your warehouse. AGW WMS is designed to optimize movement of your inventory across your facility. From materials receiving down through the manufacturing process until packing and shipping to the customer AGW WMS helps to direct your inventory in an optimal way providing up-to-the-minute information on the quantity, location, status, and history of every item including work-in-process and finished goods. AGW supports Win CE data processing terminals and RFID to execute operations with inventory in a mobile fashion.
Receiving and Putaway
Production Release
EDI and Sequencing
Order Management
Addressable Storage
Replenishment
Material Tracking
Picking and Packing
Shipping
AGW OEE
Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) evaluates how effectively a manufacturing operation is utilized. OLSOM offers an out-of-the-box OEE product for discrete manufacturing. Being built on top of AGW MES it's focused specifically on the calculation and visualization of OEE metrics. If you are looking explicitly for OEE calculation and do not require any other MES features like traceability or error proofing AGW OEE product is just the right selection.
Planning Alternatives
Direct I/O capabilities
Scrap and Downtimes
OEE Operator Board
Visualization, Reporting, Alarming