During the transition from traditional to industry 4.0, the idea of using digital technology in factory operation is no longer unfamiliar to businesses and the trend towards smart factory operation ( Smart Factory). Managers need to have an online view of the plant's operations, they need to make timely decisions based on what is happening at the plant, not from the amount of obsolete information. In the above context, innovative tools that respond flexibly in the current competitive business environment especially attract the attention of leaders, and the solution “MES - Manufacturing Execution System- operating system production "will meet the above needs and can be applied as an optimal solution to help businesses solve the digitalization problem of the operation of the production apparatus.
Manufacturing Execution System – MES
Since the early 1990s, when ERP (Enterprise Requirements Planning (Enterprise Requirements Planning) system software solutions) started to be deployed for businesses, there was a lack of linkage between the system. ERP system and production apparatus (Shop Floor).
MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) is a proposed solution to solve the gaps between the ERP system and the production implementation.
MES is a software solution system with functions such as monitoring, monitoring, storing, continuously updating information from factory and production area in real time.
The MES system can be used to help manufacturing decision-makers understand the production status and information, thereby optimizing and improving production processes and operations.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) has released the ISA-95, an industry standard that guides the design and implementation of MES manufacturing enforcement systems for organizations. business in the field of automation. The ISA-95 standard helps the implementation of the MES production enforcement system be synchronized with other enterprise solutions and systems, and the development process will also be optimized.
What practical benefits does the MES system bring to businesses?
In the easiest way, we can see the MES system as an intermediary integrating various software solutions such as ERP, supply chain management, product lifecycle management ... the main benefits that MedID offers include:
- Eliminate manual input of production orders.
- Meeting and satisfying the needs of the production processes.
- Improve and follow production processes.
- Improve supply chain management, recognition and analysis.
- Flexibility, minimize product production time to the market.
- Minimize re-production time.
- Reducing the cost of labor and machinery.
- Increase product quality.
- Increase the optimization of production machines.
MES has user-friendly interfaces that, during operation, users can actively flexibly increase or decrease their responsibility for using the equipment at the right time, which makes flexible operation increase productivity. of the production apparatus.
Applying the MES system in Vietnam
The MES system has not been widely deployed, especially for small and medium enterprises due to the use of old machinery and equipment, many types of which make it difficult to standardize data and connection. Therefore, business owners need to have an experienced consulting unit to help determine the correct operational needs and the layers to upgrade production equipment if necessary, thereby deploying the MES system into public.
ESTEC is the official supplier of Siemens MES solutions in Vietnam for factory automation and process industrial automation. Please contact us for advice on the application of MES in the current production operation system of the customer.