by Jim Connett, on August 24, 2021
Integration is the art of harmonizing hardware, software, and equipment systems in order to optimize, visualize, and automate manufacturing processes.
Automation is the art of transforming manually performed business activities into processes that are orchestrated and controlled through software solutions.
Optimization is the art of maximizing manufacturing efficiency, throughput, OEE, yield, and quality by monitoring, analyzing, and iteratively tuning manufacturing processes.
Visualization is the art of providing transparency into manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain operations in order to enable continuous optimization.
Migration is the art of exchanging critical business processes and IT systems without disrupting manufacturing operations.
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Do you lack the process controls promised by an MES vendor? Has your legacy MES suffered from a lack of maintenance after the initial model was implemented? Finding it hard to extract analytics from your current MES data set? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you probably have a “muddled” MES and not a “modeled” MES. A model is essentially a plan, a design, a golden path that represents perfection if followed.
MES should be blank slates out of the box and require the input of company-specific information representing the desired process design in order for the software system to execute the manufacturing of materials. The design, aggregation, and maintenance of this information are often referred to as “MES modeling.”
Modeling can be applied to the following areas (among others):
These are just a few of the many components that could comprise an MES model. The interaction and synergy of these components allow for product quality, data analysis, and equipment longevity. It’s a lot of detailed work, but the good news is that modeling (and re-modeling) usually results in a significant return on investment.