MES System is a manufacturing efficiency and execution platform which allows for the collection of data from the machines, or entire production line, analyzing and displaying them in a user-friendly manner. MES software is implemented to make operators’ jobs more predictable and help managers to undertake more insightful decisions for faster and better production.
It offers an all-inclusive overview of production analytics that can be handy in identifying underperforming process and causativinelficiencies. This, in turn, enables the correction of the root issues, leading to enhanced productivity and better resource allocation. Further, MES systems aid in quality control endeavours, making it easier to maintain industry compliance. By tracking and documenting the production process, these systems minimise product defects and ensure excellence is consistently achieved in all manufactured units. They also streamline communication within the organisation and help reduce downtime, making your plant exponentially more effective.
The full functionality of the system depends on the class of the implemented solution. Our MES System tracks the actual working time of machines and records downtime by automated data acquisition. It allows managers to plan production activities and control their implementation. The system collects information on the quality of manufactured elements and immediately notifies of any irregularities. Most importantly, it significantly reduces the possibility of wasting resources and as a result makes production more efficient and profitable increasing OEE.
MES software guides the manufacturing process through all its stages: planning, scheduling, monitoring, supervision, execution, and optimisation.
At each of these stages, the manufacturing execution system checks the work in progress – the MES System application collects, gathers, and processes data, and generates reports. An advanced algorithm analyses the causes of micro-stops and shows Pareto charts to analyse the root causes of current performance levels.
Further reading: Why OEE drops after MES implementation?
Whether you have distributed production systems from many suppliers with no integration and overall visibility, or multiple manufacturing sites with the need for remote monitoring, an MES system can help you to solve many of your production challenges. Our consultants talk to production managers, process engineers, quality managers, IT and plant directors to understand and address all obstacles that limit production capacity.
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The software can lead to the identification of more than 200 processes from the shop floor to the warehouse to get rid of or to simplify, e.g. quality documentation forms with redundant information. Step by step, combining small changes can add up to considerable improvement potential. Properly adresssed issues can lead to time savings reduction ranging from 10 minutes up to 2 hours. Not only it helps to reduce the burden for employees in production but also for those surrounding work areas involved in cross-divisional processes.
✔️ predicted date time of last item in production/sales order
✔️ less and faster changeovers
✔️ faster execution of production tasks
✔️ faster defects recognition and rework management
✔️ SPC and condition-based monitoring
✔️ periodical quality plans
✔️ BOM validation (item check, if QC release)
✔️ tools life cycle monitoring
✔️ up-stream and down-stream
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We invested massively in our factories over the last years to increase capacity; completing these investments with the best digitalization solution of all manufacturing systems is a key part of our program toward more efficiency and agility. In a great collaboration with ANT, we are rolling out our plans.
Fabrice Revert, COO
OEE, production and quality monitoring is very precise and automatic. The process optimisation is less time consuming and problems are faster and easier to detect.
ANT managed to custom the MES interface and its funcionalities to a high degree so that we could really make the most out of the system
Veronica Ottonello, Industrial Process Engineer at Bormioli Pharma
ANT MES System is a powerful tool that can facilitate the implementation of Lean and Six Sigma management strategies by providing insights and data-driven models to decision-makers. Eliminating waste, increasing quality and fighting bottlenecks in the production process that slow down the speed of manufacturing becomes significantly easier with all the necessary information on a screen.
The comprehensive overview of production allows for efficient planning and control that helps to identify unnecessary transportation, excess inventory, and unnecessary motion of people, equipment or machinery, thus allowing for the implementation of suitable strategies to improve the production process.
Cloud manufacturing leverages cloud-based platforms to oversee the entirety of the manufacturing process. This modern approach incorporates advanced analytics, automation, and artificial intelligence to enhance the creation, distribution, and upkeep of products. One of the pivotal tools in this domain is the ANT MES System. This system grants businesses a streamlined and economical method to handle their production frameworks. Furthermore, it offers immediate access to pivotal data and analytics, empowering companies to make judicious decisions. By utilizing the ANT MES System within the realm of cloud manufacturing, enterprises can diminish overhead expenses, elevate their production management, and expedite the delivery of high-caliber products.
The system integration is responsible for receiving inbound data from ERP and for sending outbound data to any other external system. It works in real-time to provide the most up-to-date information on your display. Comprehensive connectivity across the facility is a key factor influencing the seamless data flow and interoperability of internal and external systems. For the vast majority of implementations, ANT delivers the system along with the necessary ERP integrations to cover the core factory workflows.
ANT is an independent software provider for modern manufacturing. Our solutions are designed to make production facilities more flexible, adaptable, and efficient. The software enables real-time visibility into your operations and facilitates collaboration between people, data, and systems so that you can spend less time on operational tasks and more time on innovation.
We can suggest several indicators suggest it’s the right time to consider implementing an MES:
If you see any of these points in your factory, schedule a presentation!
The price of a professional MES system depends on the selected list of functionalities, integration with machines and required equipment (i.e. printers, scanners and computers). The total cost will depend on the company’s needs and the number of machines that need to be connected to achieve business results. The MES system is unlimited, modular and scalable, and is not tied to a specific number of users or devices, and can therefore be customized to meet the needs of any company.