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1) Why use a MES system?
Today, the market requires from suppliers: flexibility, competitiveness, quality, and digitization. By now, all the companies are equipped with automated machines, robots, and automatic lines, which must be programmed and monitored, in real time, within their production flows. The tools that helps the entrepreneur to manage these phenomena, and reduce costs without decreasing the quality is the MES.
Organizing work in production environments using a MES, improves information flow, in terms of quality, speed, and contributes to increase productivity.
2) What are MES system's skills?
MES mainly deals with managing all the events that are intertwined in the production flows, including the resources directly or indirectly involved, as well as:
optimizing the communication, between the various company levels;
reducing the time of data flow, from production departments to the board company.
In detail, therefore, allows:
Manage the real-time progress of production orders;
Monitor, in real time, the resources of the various production departments;
Monitor the efficiency of plants, lines, machines, and operators;
Manage traceability of batch and rookie;
Manage process quality controls;
Manage maintenance activities;
Monitor KPI (Key Performance Indicator) indicators.
3) How should an interaction be between MES and ERP?
The integration between the MES system and the ERP system is certainly one of the focal points of an MES project. It is important that integration can have certain architectural features: speed of execution; solidity in managing the data flow; high level of elasticity to compensate for the so-called "running" changes; high level of parameterization to manage integration with the various market ERPs; traceability of executed transactions.
4) Automation between MES system and company plants?
A MES system, in the era of digitization, must manage a good level of automation for the interconnection with the plants, lines and machines of the various production departments. With its tools it must help the company in the digital transformation process (from information technology to digital transformation), the so-called transition to the fourth industrial revolution.
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