Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are software solutions that ensure quality and efficiency are built into the manufacturing process and are proactively and systematically enforced. Manufacturing Execution Systems connect multiple plants, sites and vendors’ live production information, and integrate easily with equipment, controllers and enterprise business applications. The result is complete visibility, control and manufacturing optimization of production and processes across the enterprise.
With accelerating innovation comes more rapid change into manufacturing, increasing variability and putting added pressure on operations to maintain high quality levels. Even with clear strategic business initiatives, it is essential for manufacturers to make rapid, informed decisions in fast-changing operating environments. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) monitor and synchronize manufacturing activities across globally distributed plants; and link them in real-time to the enterprise for optimal performance. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) tracks product and order details on the plant floor, collects transactions for reporting to financial and planning systems, and electronically dispatches orders and manufacturing instructions to shop floor personnel. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) helps eliminate human error in manufacturing by providing real-time quality data checks, yield monitoring, automatic enforcement of specifications and business rules, and as-manufactured lot, batch, device or unit traceability – all resulting in improved product and process quality, and higher productivity. Paperless manufacturing with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) helps to reduce scrap and eliminates paperwork errors and redundant checks. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) provide the flexibility to model and change complex processes and enforce them immediately. Manufacturing Execution Systems also provide the real-time feedback needed to quickly identify and resolve issues for continuous product and process improvement and optimization of manufacturing processes.
A robust Manufacturing Execution Software model supports a broad diversity of manufacturing industries and processes – the MES supports very complex process workflows, high volume automated data collection, make to order, discrete assembly, batch process, rolled products and more. Manufacturing execution systems (MES) are being used across industries, and are seen in a number of discrete, batch and continuous process manufacturing industries including semiconductor, electronics, medical device, automotive, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, metals, plastics, and more. A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) with a configurable platform adapts to the users’ business without custom code, and has an open SOA architecture was designed for ease of integration to enterprise applications and shop floor automation.