How would you feel knowing that you had already missed out on millions or even billions of dollars because you could not implement a next-generation Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to support your operations?
Manufacturing execution systems are software systems that connect machines with data, information, analysis, and manufacturing controls across the entire value chain. They are designed to provide real-time visibility into production processes – reducing costs, improving quality, increasing efficiency, and enhancing customer satisfaction.
As companies become more digitized and adopt machine learning technologies, they face new challenges around implementing effective manufacturing execution systems. For example, they must manage a massive amount of heterogeneous data generated from multiple sources, such as IoT devices, sensors, analytics, and mobile apps.
Next Generation Manufacturing Execution Systems (NGMES) leverage emerging technologies, including big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing, to automate critical functions of a factory environment.
An NGMES has the potential to transform factories, allowing them to run smarter, faster, safer, and cheaper than ever before.
How to implement Nex Gen MES in Business?
1. Real-Time Data Collection:
Machine Learning Technology enables manufacturers to collect, analyze, interpret, and react to data at every process stage. In other words, the intelligent system can understand what information should be collected and then collects enough to make informed decisions.
Any automation is possible with this type of real-time data collection and decision-making. This also means being able to collect, store, and use data effectively. It’s important to note that not all businesses can afford to invest heavily in data infrastructure.
2. Mobile Apps:
With the rise of mobile apps throughout the last two decades, accessing data from anywhere allows employees to get immediate answers to questions about their work without leaving the shop floor.
Some leading companies have started offering free mobile solutions that enable workers to communicate directly with plant supervisors, track inventory levels, monitor equipment status, and review safety procedures. These same applications are available through most major cell carriers.
When working with large amounts of data, the number of variables can quickly overwhelm traditional statistical methods. However, machine learning algorithms can help identify patterns and trends and provide recommendations based on those findings.
By applying data mining techniques, organizations can gain insights into product demand, predict maintenance issues, and identify opportunities for cost savings. Big data tools allow for storing, retrieving, and analyzing massive quantities of structured and unstructured data.
7 Advantages of Next-Gen MES
The above seven advantages show us the potential benefits of using a Next Gen Mes.
1. Ease of Implementation:
Using a standard interface makes implementing new features and functionality easy, saving time and money. An MES is designed to integrate seamlessly with existing systems.
2. Cost Savings:
A well-designed MES reduces errors and increases efficiency, resulting in lower costs. It also provides visibility across the entire value chain of operations.
3. Improved Product Quality:
An adequately implemented MES helps ensure quality, consistency, and traceability. In turn, it improves customer satisfaction while reducing returns.
4. Reduced Inventory Levels:
A well-designed system can reduce the stock level held at any facility. This decreases inventory costs and makes it easier to adjust production levels in response to demand changes.
5. Enhanced Customer Experience:
A good MES allows employees to collaborate collaboratively and easily share information. It also allows buyers and sellers to communicate and coordinate activities more efficiently than ever.
6. Better Operational Performance:
With an MES, businesses get better insight into their processes, leading to faster decision-making and improved productivity.
7. Increased Efficiency:
When there is greater transparency across every stage of your operation, you gain greater control over resources and ultimately improve operational performance.
With Atachi Systems Next Gen MES, managers can view the performance of their facility in a way that was never possible before, without having to spend hours looking for data on PDF reports.