By Martins, S.; Varela, M.L.R.; Machado, J.
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
Mass customization is the most current production paradigm in organizations that depend heavily on the demands of their customers and with the ambition to stand out from the high competition in the market. However, given the increasing diversity of products that this type of production implies, implementing it in a company involves challenges, mainly in the Product Data Management (PDM). Thus, information technology and systems, more specifically Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), are other determining factors for the success of organizations, allowing them to be more efficient through the integration of information. In response to a better functioning in the production planning and control (PPC), with the increasing expansion, the company Be Stitch directed the production of textile articles for the home market, and decided to innovate investing in an information system, allowing to adapt the way in which it operates and generates the required PPC information. With the phases of analysis, selection and survey of requirements carried out for the initial phase, the present project appeared as a follow-up to develop a software-Silex-being presented and specified the main functionalities needed, implemented and tested. After being developed and implemented in the company, this software has shown an improvement in the flow of information and is very beneficial in cases where the information is not centered in a certain point, as is the case of Be Stitch, which has streamlined and improved the communication between them.