Most manufacturers use an ERP system to manage daily operations, but in today’s competitive environment, complex manufacturers need to go the extra mile to ensure they are making the best decisions when it comes to the quality of their end-products. A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) can provide for a more granular approach to manufacturing by granting complete visibility into what is happening on the shop floor. Without the specialized functionality of an MES solution, shop floor activities must often be communicated manually, which slows down the production process and can often result in error.
A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is software used by manufacturers to improve operational efficiency on the shop floor by tracking the transformation of raw materials to finished goods. The software provides companies with real-time information that can be shared across the enterprise about work-in-process, and allows teams to communicate for better control over manufacturing operations. All this information can then be synched with a manufacturer’s ERP system for a complete picture of the production process.
An MES really delivers when it comes to production control, providing an accurate picture of productivity and efficiency. Comprehensive data analysis of the materials used in production allows for continuous improvement and an optimization of resources. The MES solution tracks production time and scheduling, and adjusts to meet demands. The software allows for complete traceability of every component, both bought and built. Quality metrics are provided in real-time to the shop floor, allowing operators to make proactive decisions during production.
A Manufacturing Execution System provides document control that allows users to electronically manage work instructions, engineering change orders, bill of materials, travelers, and quality data forms. This creates a paperless shop floor from a single point of access and eliminates time-consuming paperwork.
An MES solution works to close the gap between the shop floor and the rest of the enterprise. Manufacturers who put quality first should strongly consider implementing a Manufacturing Execution System. Eliminating manual paper-based processes, reducing redundant data entry, reducing cycle-time, and eliminating waste are just some of the benefits an MES solution can provide. An MES solution gives a company the ability to identify and track issues on the shop floor and is a significant competitive advantage that can greatly increase a company’s profitability.
TIPSFE™ is a simplified approach to paperless manufacturing. The cost-effective solution minimizes technical complexity for a leaner approach that delivers immediate results. TIPSFE Shop Floor Execution empowers companies to efficiently manage daily production processes on the shop floor and integrate quality compliance with a single solution. The transition to a paperless shop floor using the TIPSFE Shop Floor Execution solution can easily be accomplished with the use of tablets and hand-held devices. Complete visibility into the inspection process and inspection documentation history allows manufacturing and quality teams to work together for greater control of the manufacturing process, and immediately identify potential for costly errors without slowing down production.
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