The Manufacturing Execution System (MES) also makes sense for manufacturing companies with rather short production processes. Just ask the questions – we will provide the answers!
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are booming. And not only in large, fully automated production lines with dozens of robots, but also in smaller production plants.
More and more future-oriented, manufacturing companies are “getting a taste” for MES – not only in the context of the requirements of Industry 4.0: Regardless of the size of their fully or partially automated production plants, the output should become more efficient, of higher quality and more economical.
But where and how can an MES help me at all? And what optimizations can I achieve with it in my production?
These are questions that we have recently been asked more and more frequently by medium-sized companies that want to “move forward” one or more steps.
In the following lines, we provide a brief, general overview of the optimization potential that can be found in Manufacturing Execution Systems. Finally, we ask five questions on your behalf, each of which can only have one answer: MES!
MES – what is it all about?
A Manufacturing Execution System is a digital solution or software that can be used at specific points in a production process. An MES is the ideal tool in an increasingly competitive environment, under economic pressure and with rising customer demands.
MES (simplified) takes over key tasks in the planning and monitoring of a production, secures the production process against the “error devil” and can be operationally involved in the control of a production. The key element of an MES is the transparency that is made possible by the use of this solution – only those who know exactly what, when, where and how things run smoothly or go wrong during production can react accordingly.
MES – solutions full of optimization potential
Ideally, a Manufacturing Execution System can accompany a production process from start to finish.
Better yet, MES can even get involved before the actual start of production. Because in many companies, production planning is still done “manually” by planners. Through at least partial automation by means of MES, for example, the lead times until the start of production can be significantly reduced.
During the production process, the quality of the product can be significantly improved with the use of MES at appropriate key points. Keywords: quality controls, rapid response to quality problems that arise, innovative alternative solutions – to name just the most important advantages of MES.
In addition to automated quality management, MES can also increase productivity. One example: Those who use an MES for optimal setup avoid downtimes by efficiently planning material availability, capacity utilization, personnel deployment.
MES detects errors “in the system” in good time before downtime. In other words, even the smallest deviations from the production standard are detected and made transparent.
MES in production makes sense – also for you?
If you answer one or more of the following questions with “yes”, you should contact us. We are sure: MES will bring you and your production much further – without ifs and buts!
5 questions – 1 answer: MES
- Is data acquisition still done manually in your production?
- Can graphical representations and statistical evaluations improve your production management?
- Would you save money through significant scrap reduction, early detection of quality problems and timely warning of possible machine downtime?
- Do you often have to retool your machines because certain parts to be produced can no longer be fitted into the production process?
- Could you avoid production downtime by automatically adapting your personnel scheduling to the current production process (e.g. in the event of personnel absence due to illness)?