By aligning equipment and activities with human talent, your plant can experience improved gains in quality, productivity and compliance. MES guarantees the ability to:
It’s the right choice of system for multi-site operations, as an MES works to increase transparency across production and order fulfilment. Through an MES implementation, you’ll enjoy increased customer satisfaction alongside better response times.
Capture improved operational excellence through MES implementation.
The digital transformation provided by MES means you can capture the granular-level detail within production and inventory. MES allows you to:
With this type of transformation, you’ll find the interconnected levels of your plant to be much more flexible, as you’re keeping closer track of each set stage of production. With real-time data at your fingertips, all operators will be empowered to accurately and flexibly adapt order flow and production execution based on internal or external changes.
Similarly, managers will gain from increased visibility over the entire production lifecycle, with capabilities introduced that include evaluating yield and resource utilisation.
In manufacturing, supply chain efficiency and optimised information flow are crucial to any successful operation. By integrating MES, alongside systems such as ERP and others, you’ll gain real-time decision support.
MES provides data exchange between plant and business-level applications automatically, securing continuity of comms through store forward buffering and message history. In some cases, the business-level and the plant-level aren’t aligned, causing miscommunication and misinformation. Through MES, this becomes a thing of the disconnected past.
In any situation, equipment needs to be performing at the peak of its capabilities. When this occurs, costs are cut and the margin for error is greatly reduced. With MES, monitor your KPIs in line with overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in real-time. The data you can capture in regards to performance is incredibly granular, aiding in calculating OEE KPIs and offering increasingly dynamic adjustments for any performance targets you may have in place.
Through MES, you can track work order execution to help categorise unplanned downtime, idle time and product changeover (as well as planned events). Not only that, but automatically capturing performance data also provides operators with new freedom away from time-consuming manual data capture. All of this data is actionable, timely and accurate, coming straight from the source and allowing increased operational performance.
Management is at the forefront of MES, providing:
Without digital transformation, manufacturing industries are at risk of being left in the past. With transformation comes improved profitability and productivity. Digital transformation is a way of creating an environment where aligning processes is natural and quality, safety and compliance flourish.
MES provides systemic collaboration capabilities, escaping the physical borders of a manufacturing site, spanning multiple locations. With workflows, graphical modelling, real-time data capture and standardisation, new digital processes are sustainable and, more importantly, reusable. It’s a way of capturing best practices proactively, sharing them with the whole enterprise.
MES is a crucial addition to any modern manufacturing business. Through integration, empowerment and digital transformation, you’ll be capable of enhancing your business-critical operations.
If you’d like more information on what MES is and what we can provide for you, don’t hesitate to contact one of our specialists here at SolutionsPT. With over 30 years of experience, we can answer any of your questions, providing you with even more key insights on digital transformation within manufacturing.