What is MES software?
According to Gartner®, manufacturing execution systems (MES) are used “to manage, monitor, and synchronize the execution of real-time, physical processes involved in transforming raw materials into intermediate and/or finished goods.”
As defined in the ISA-95 model of plant automation, MES runs independently from ERP but synchronizes with it. MES also connects to PLCs, machines, and plant equipment. MES plays a crucial role in the success of smart factories and digital manufacturing. By providing real-time visibility and control over production operations, MES enables organizations to improve efficiency, reduce downtime, and optimize their overall performance.
Implementing digital transformation for your entire company’s manufacturing operations to boost output, quality, and innovation.
In today’s fast-paced climate, manufacturing organizations need to be more connected, agile, and responsive to stay competitive. But crucial production data is frequently compartmentalized in departmental apps or paper-based systems, which restricts agility and lessens potential for innovation and improvement.
Operational visibility in real time
A complete solution for the digital transformation of production is Rapid MES. The MES system provides real-time visibility and management across operations by combining production, quality, inventory, and maintenance data in one location.
By connecting to ERP, Rapid MES offers immediate bi-directional traceability, real-time plant performance monitoring, and detailed management of production operations and inventories .Consider adding quality, material handling, maintenance, and energy to the MES functionality if your company wants to speed up its digital transformation.
Rapid MES promotes better decision-making by providing access to “one source of truth,” enhancing efficiency, quality, compliance, and creativity.
Rapid MES functionality
Production and stock
Ensure that operators have precise management and control over the execution of manufacturing orders scheduled from ERP.
Organizations can maintain inventory throughout the production process and print labels for raw materials or batch production thanks to bi-directional traceability. Operators and shift managers receive quick feedback on performance, including common KPIs like OEE, thanks to MES’s direct recording of real-time data.
Prevent small problems from turning into costly concerns, reduce waste and rework, and improve customer satisfaction.
With the quality inspection plan, Rapid MES alerts users when a quality check is due and enables the import of quality data from gauges, files, or manual input. Visual quality checks can also be performed and operators can ensure conformance with statistical process control (SPC) standards.
Organizations can maintain high levels of quality and safety with the powerful quality management features of the MES, while meeting regulatory requirements.
Reduce waste and money held in inventory while improving the ability to respond to client demand. With Rapid MES, businesses may manage customer shipments, move supplies between warehouses, markets, and production, reduce work in progress (WIP) on the shop floor, and enable “pull operations” throughout the factory.
The material handling functionality enables warehouses to accept and ship commodities even while ERP is offline in multi-tenant cloud environments where deliveries and shipments are downloaded from ERP into Rapid MES. Even in the event of an ERP outage, operations can continue as usual thanks to its feature. When the link is restored, Rapid MES immediately synchronizes data with ERP to keep all systems current and accurate..
Maximise the use of your assets. The assets that are currently available and the upcoming maintenance dates are both visible to planners in real-time.
To minimise downtime and boost productivity, operators execute autonomous maintenance operations on assets they are currently operating. Maintenance crews can react more quickly to a breakdown and resume normal output more quickly.
Rapid MES can initiate condition-based maintenance activities as it captures asset usage data, such as production counts or cycle time, averting breakdowns and obviating the need for pointless routine maintenance
Boost the factory’s use of energy. Energy use from a variety of sources, including electricity, gas, water, and more, is tracked and analysed by Rapid MES. The system may automatically identify when energy is being used unnecessarily, control peak loads, and connect usage with production for cost allocation by directly talking with energy metres and gathering real-time data.
Why should you choose Rapid MES?