Real Time Automatic Andon Alerts for Android Platforms Applied in Footwear Manufacturing

  • John ReyesEmail author
  • Luis Morales
  • Darwin Aldas
  • Renato Reyes
  • Renato Toasa
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 959)


In recent years, there has been a substantial technological improvement in industrial control rooms that monitor manufacturing processes. Real-time systems for monitoring in traditional production are static since they are handled from an office. For this reason it is very important to develop a mobile application that allows capturing and visualizing information in different company areas in a dynamic way. The objective of this research is to develop an industrial software module based on the Andon System oriented to footwear industry that consists of an Android mobile application that consumes the information managed in the planning and production programming modules. The module has a website that monitors in real time the status of the industrial facility and the progress of scheduling based on lean manufacturing techniques for notification, emission and visualization of unscheduling stoppages presented during production. The experimental results show that the module is adaptable in the production processes, delivering timely notifications and projecting an efficiency of 95% in the production process after 38 successful experiments.


Alerts Android Web Andon Real-time Footwear Enterprise 



The authors thank the National Footwear Chamber of Ecuador and Technical University of Ambato (UTA) for the support provided during the execution of this work within the framework of the research project called “Operational optimization based on a lean dynamic system of alert of failures in the production processes for the footwear industry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Reyes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luis Morales
    • 1
  • Darwin Aldas
    • 1
  • Renato Reyes
    • 2
  • Renato Toasa
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidad Técnica de AmbatoAmbato, TungurahuaEcuador
  2. 2.Universidad Técnica Particular de LojaLojaEcuador
  3. 3.Universidad Tecnológica IsraelQuitoEcuador

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