Production and Inventory Operations Management
Transform production and inventory operations by digitally managing the business rules and capturing information about the “Who, What, When, Where, Why and How Much” in batch and hybrid production processes. The manufacturing execution system provides the tools to manage and monitor work order execution, enforce products build to specification and document all manufacturing execution detail and material flow in real time on the shop floor.
Digital manufacturing operations management helps to increase the efficiency and flexibility of manufacturing processes, and reduces the cost of compliance and consumer safety risks. With reliable, real-time information managers and operators are better equipped to streamline order flow and production execution, quickly track the transformation of products from raw materials through finished goods and evaluate yield, quality and resource utilisation for continuous improvement.
Quality Operations Management
Digital quality operations management provides everything you need to marshal your equipment, your procedures, and your people around a mission to maintain and continuously improve production quality. Execute quality sample plans with complete functionality for both automated and manual data collection and alignment with work order execution events. Integration with plant automation systems provides effective quality control and SPC visualisation for fast moving goods manufacturing. Integration with workflow management software helps to automate manual data collection processes and procedures for corrective or preventive measures, reducing the time to action.
Achieve increased manufacturing supply chain efficiency and business agility through reliable and optimised information flow between shop floor and business operations. Integrating MES, ERP, or other business systems with supply chain visibility enables near real-time decision support. Our enterprise integration software provides automatic data exchange between multiple plant and business applications, and secures plant business continuity with store forward buffering and message history. It enables business and manufacturing systems to complement each other in a loosely-coupled yet highly-reliable manner.
Manufacturing performance management helps keep equipment operating at peak performance and provides the edge to increase margins, cut costs, and compete at a higher level. Real-time visibility helps identify the weakest links in your lines and use overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) KPI monitoring to manage them back to full operating potential. Tracking of work order execution enables you to categorise unplanned downtime vs. product changeover, idle time, or other planned events. Such granularity at the work order level feeds OEE KPI calculations with dynamic performance target adjustments based on different products, and enables real-time indication of schedule adherence and actual line performance. Integration with the plant control system supports performance management by capturing production data and short stoppage events. This frees line operators from manual data collection while also providing actionable information to increase operating performance and efficiency.