Benefits of MES
Proper selection and implementation of a manufacturing execution system (MES) has a number of benefits for manufacturing operations. Not only does a quality MES improve efficiency on the shop floor, it also provides valuable information about the manufacturing process. This can help managers optimize conditions on the shop floor and maximize production output. When connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), an MES can quickly and efficiently record and analyze data in real-time.
The following are the top 5 benefits of a quality manufacturing execution system.
Provides Accurate Cost Analysis
An MES records all costs involved with the manufacturing process. Labor, scrap, downtime and maintenance are all monitored and recorded. This puts management in the best position to price new work and determine which business models aren’t profitable.
When connected to the IoT, data is collected, stored and analyzed quickly and with exceptional accuracy.
A quality MES analyzes the production line as well as finished products for inconsistencies. If problems are detected, production is halted to reduce the number of bad parts produced and materials wasted. This effectively reduces waste, scraps and overages.
IoT-enabled MES solutions are able to locate potential problems before they are able to become an issue. This can completely eliminate waste on the production line.
An MES tracks every aspect of production including raw materials and parts inventory. By considering parts in transit and employee scheduling, the system is able to efficiently generate realistic production schedules.
Reduces Costs Involved With Production
Manufacturing operations can be streamlined when management has a clear understanding of the product, materials, time and labor required to complete a job. This knowledge can reduce costs by enabling management to order only what they need and cut back on personnel needed to run production lines and control inventory.
Storing inventory can cost a considerable amount of money. A quality MES accurately monitors and updates inventory needs based on new production, scrap material and non-conforming product. This makes it possible for departments to know exactly what is available and what needs to be ordered.
Not all Manufacturing Execution Systems are alike. Our innovative system combines quality MES software with IoT capabilities. Data is collected along the entire production line and stored on the cloud in our datacenters. This data is thoroughly analyzed for potential issues before problems are able to occur.
Mint Controls uses Raspberry Pi devices to reduce cost and increase the efficiency of our system. Our MES solution is available for manufacturing operations of all shapes and sizes. Please contact us for more information.