MES for Process Industries
What is MES ?
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) acts as central repository for all the data transacted, but there is no way of controlling the operations or passing the information between plant control system & ERP in integrated manner.
MES (Manufacturing execution systems) help in detailing the process and also controlling the operations through the systems. MES uses the data and provide results on the plant activities in minimal time. MES Collects the data from plant system, store them, and the output are used to control the functions in enhancing productivity and process on the whole.
MES for Oracle Process Manufacturing (OPM):
MES for Process Manufacturing adds new batch execution functionality and increases usability for manufacturing operators.
MES for OPM provides features like Operator Workbench, Dispending - planning as well as execution, Labeling, Electronic Master and Control Batch Record. It provides pre-built APIs which can streamline device integration.
OPM MES Key benefits:
Increased Production unit control - with MES we can control each and every activity of the Shop floor. This avoids unnecessary time spent in passing the information and getting approvals for the operations.
Reducing Product defects- MES provide fully integrated system which will help in flawless flow of information across the Unit. This in turn will reduce the defects during production.
For example, previously we used to provide SOP (Standard operations Procedures) by way of printout. But now in MES, we can attach Screen shots clearly showing the Operations. These provide better understanding for the operator and minimize errors.
Better Quality systems - The MES feature of better control and increased visibility will help the industries to enhance themselves for better quality standards.
Reduced Workforce - Since most of the activities are integrated, the labor force can be reduced to certain extent and can be used in other productive activities. This will help in optimum utilization of resources.
Eco friendly - Recent statistics say that nearly 90% paper manufacturing is made of Wood pulp. For this 35% of trees are felled every year leading to deforestation on large scale. Also Tones of papers are used in Industries for Storing and transacting data. The paperless transactions and electronic record keeping in MES will save natural resources and help in Eco system improvement.