Randy Blaylock, VP of Sales for eFlex Systems, recently discussed how Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solutions can help manufacturers leverage technology, reduce costs, improve quality, productivity, and efficiency. The article is featured in Automation Media magazine. According to Blaylock, these solutions must be applied to many manufacturing industries including automotive, aerospace, industrial, heavy equipment, medical equipment, and appliances. MES solutions must be stored on one simple application interface.
MES is a system that manufacturers can use to measure and control critical production activities. Some of the benefits of MES solutions are increased traceability, productivity, and quality. Other functions served by MES solutions may include equipment tracking, product genealogy, labor tracking, inventory management, costing, electronic signature capture, defect and resolution monitoring, key performance indicator (KPI) monitoring and alarming, executive dashboards, and other various reporting solutions.
eFlex System’s MES solutions are developed using the latest web-based technology. By combining innovative software designs with the right tech stack and architecture. This MES solution maximizes visibility and transparency in every aspect of the production process-from the station level on the plant floor, up to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Real-time data is captured throughout the entire production process. Analytics with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can be displayed on large overhead monitors, or on any PC or mobile device connected to the network. MES solutions must capture a significant amount of data from individual task cycle times to process images. This large “Big Data” repository allows plant leadership and operators to make data-driven decisions that improve quality and maximize production output.
Ironically, despite the central and vital role an MES system most manufacturers currently work without an MES solution deferring to an MRP system and estimating on a one-by-one basis, using spreadsheets. There are significant limitations using time estimates extrapolated from previous and similar jobs Added limitations are incurred using an accounting package “altered” to suit manufacturing.
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