Batch tracking


Until now

Imagine the following situation: Your customer discovers an error in your delivery during his incoming goods inspection. Let it be a damaged or improperly installed component. Since the delivery is not essential for the customer, he sends the error description and documentation of the error by e-mail to his contact person in your company and asks for a timely replacement. There is no further escalation from the customer side.

Of course, since you want to ensure the satisfaction of your customer in your company, you confirm the receipt of the complaint and initiate a replacement delivery no later than the next working day, respectively within 24 hours. We expect this to happen within 30 minutes of effective working time.

Now, the real work begins in your business: Find out why it came to this mistake and take action to prevent it from occurring again. Since this is not a day-to-day business in your company, another day passes before an employee of the responsible department takes on the topic. He then spends half an hour searching for the production order for delivery. However, due to the large number of documents that need to be kept, your company uses an external archivist. This ensures that the original of the production order, which has already been processed in the more distant past, must be retrieved. Your company has not ordered a digitization of the documents because your archivist charges an additional fee and you only want to fulfill your retention obligation. So it takes three working days until the original of your production order arrives by mail.
In a joint meeting of work preparation, quality management and management, you now go through the production order, determine the source of the error and start a new measure to avoid the error in the future.

In total, you spent 5 hours of net working time identifying and fixing a small source of error. Nevertheless, the entire process took over a week.


New - thanks to digital batch tracking

Now imagine the same situation: Your customer notices an error and notifies him by e-mail to his contact person and asks for a replacement.

Since you want to continue to ensure the satisfaction of your customer in your company, you also respond within one business day and initiate a replacement.

But since you are now using digital solutions for recording operating and machine data, all relevant process parameters are stored in your Manufacturing Suite. The previously complex process for determining the error is now considerably reduced: You can now search for the order, view its parameters, and initiate countermeasures as part of the daily lean production meeting within the control dashboard of the Selfbits Manufacturing Suite. Thus, the processing time is reduced to only 1 1/2 hours and the topic is completed within only one working day.

Used functions of the Selfbits Manufacturing Suite


Machine Data Collection

With the help of flexible hardware solutions, we help you to continuously capture, store and provide relevant machine and sensor data for specific articles and orders.

Gather set-up times, quantities, disruptions and many other data directly on the machine

Real-time Capture of Production Data

Use tablets on machines or the flexibility of smartphones to record set-up times, machine downtime and reasons as well as good and bad parts flexibly in real time.


Production Monitoring

Due to the comprehensive data collection on the shop floor, you always have the current status in view.


No. The Selfbits Manufacturing Suite is best compared to an integrated PDA/MDA and PPS/MES solution. Its goal is to depict the process from “dock-to-dock” as a digital twin along the value stream in as much detail as possible, capturing all relevant data centrally in the process. Based on this, core value creation can be optimized, and future production can be better planned. Master data such as articles, materials, and machines are synchronized from the ERP through interfaces or transferred once. All accounting processes continue to take place in the ERP.

Yes. All common ERP systems (SAP, ProAlpha, ABAS, Sage, Navision, Infor) offer interfaces to extract or input data. We would be happy to discuss with you the possibilities for integration with your existing ERP.

Yes. We are happy to help with the integration. Just contact us.

The Selfbits Manufacturing Suite offers interfaces via REST and GraphQL to access data. This allows for in-house development of solutions and integration with other software. Data exports to Excel are also possible.

Yes and no. Our standard operating model involves hosting on the secure AWS cloud in Frankfurt am Main. If you strictly require an on-premise license, please contact us so we can find a solution together.

The data is centrally stored and processed in the AWS Cloud in Frankfurt am Main. A separate VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) is set up for each customer to ensure data security. Learn more about this in our Privacy and Data Security Whitepaper.

It’s complicated. To our own surprise, we have found in collaboration with our clients that barcodes are often much cheaper and easier to handle than solutions using NFC or RFID. The choice of “carrier technology” ultimately always depends on the conditions in production. If you use large containers and automated handling technology, the tendency leans towards RFID. If you use small containers and there are process steps with extreme external factors such as temperature or moisture, barcodes are often the better option. We would be happy to discuss the details with you personally.

Yes. As long as something is mechanically moving or electricity is flowing, we are able to capture at least rudimentary process signals.

Selfbits Shopfloor Solutions
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Take advantage of Selfbits’ flexible solutions for digital batch tracking to optimize your utilization and reduce waste.

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