Who uses MES ?

Manufacturing Execution System (M.E.S)

MES is a shop floor information system that enables you to collect the full range of production data in real time, from raw material acceptance to finished product shipment. This in turn helps you to reduce your costs and enhance your performance.

 

 

The introduction of MES is a fully-fledged business project that must cover the needs of all shop floor personnel:

General Management
 

Questions you ask yourself:

  • How can I produce more with less?
  • Why is ERP insufficient?
  • What is my daily production, in real time?
  • How much does this production cost?
  • How can I obtain precise and reliable production information?

 

 

MES enables you to:

  • Centralise all production information
  • Set up indicators to track production status in real time
  • Coordinate production and ERP

 

 

This gives you better control over:

  • Costs
  • Capacity
  • Production plant and equipment
  • Energy consumption
  • Waste management

 
Production Manager
 

Questions you ask yourself:

  • What operator skills are needed?
  • How should the teams be organised?
  • Is every task affected?
  • Are delivery times being met?
  • What slippage is there, if any?

 

 

MES enables you to:

  • Centralise production information
  • Set up real time performance indicators
  • Manage resources
  • Reduce data input

 

 

This gives you better control over:

  • Assignment of skills
  • Team organisation
  • Contingency management (absences, shortages, resources)
  • Lead times
  • Raw materials consumption

 
Operator
 

Questions you ask yourself:

  • What should I do now?
  • Why do I constantly have to fill out work sheets?
  • Where are the documents I need? Are they up to date?
  • Have I achieved the objectives set for the day?
  • Do I have time to re-work a non-conforming part?

 

 

MES enables you to:

  • Avoid spending time on tracking
  • Display changes in the day’s indicators in real time
  • Respond with full information to a problem
  • List tasks that are constantly updated
  • Track concrete objectives in real time
  • Reduce data input time
  • Have a better overview of the production process
  • Make the most of your skills and take on more responsibilities

 
Maintenance Manager
 

Questions you ask yourself:

  • What is the failure rate of each piece of equipment? How can failure be avoided?
  • Do we have the spare part?
  • When is the next production shutdown planned?
  • Who will be available to do the job?

 

 

MES enables you to:

  • See the details of down time (by cause, by machine)
  • Immediately sound the alarm in case of slippage
  • Know the operating parameters
  • Transmit production and maintenance schedules

 

 

You can thus:

  • Prevent equipment failures, stoppages and malfuntions and analyse them (history, hierarchy) to gain a better understanding
  • Monitor production indicators
  • Improve equipment reliability and increase equipment and tool availability
  • Manage and plan maintenance work
  • Work closely with production teams

 
Sales Manager
 

Questions you ask yourself:

  • What is the status of my order?
  • How can I notify the customer if there is a delay?
  • Is the information reliable?
  • What alternative can I propose?

 

 

MES gives you information about:

  • Current status of each order
  • Production schedule, updated in real time
  • Value of inventories (quantity, location), movements of raw materials between warehouses and production shops and WIP inventory status
  • Quality level at all stages of production

 
Quality Manager
 

Questions you ask yourself:

  • Does production comply with the customer’s specifications?
  • How can the quality rate be improved?
  • How can re-working and scrap be reduced?
  • Is production compliant with all procedures and regulatory requirements?

 

 

MES enables you to:

  • Analyse malfunctions
  • Develop processes and track their use in real time
  • Work closely with maintenance teams
  • More easily comply with customer specifications, regulations, traceability requirements, quality processes, certifications and limits on waste generation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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