Do you have any doubts about the advantages of a new Manufacturing Execution System (MES)? Perhaps you should conduct another tour of your facility and conduct interviews with your team members to see if they can answer any of these seven (7) important questions.
In terms of time, materials, and, ultimately, dollars, a defective or inefficient process usually affects numerous departments and employees. Interviews should be conducted with representatives from operations, company management, support groups, suppliers, and customers.
In addition to identifying difficulties or "pain points" in the plant, a Lean/Six Sigma methodology should be used, beginning with a Value Stream Map (VSM) of the process to identify non-value added phases that can be eliminated by automating or implementing a MES solution.
The Future Of MES And Industry 4.0: LiveTracking.
From clipboards and pens to spreadsheets and now complex MES software, the manufacturing industry has come a long way. While current MES solutions have come a long way in terms of reporting on manufacturing processes, the future will only bring greater progress.
Today, all eyes are on Industry 4.0, the next wave of the industrial revolution. The interconnectedness of devices has ushered in new possibilities and offered a great quantity of computer power as we have all grown increasingly linked. Through cloud computing and improved processes, this drive will deliver high-speed wireless capabilities. With LiveTracking, your business can have real-time process data at your fingertips to provide production line insights that consistently drive better decisions and better behaviours.