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Factory - The next generation of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Actionable Intelligence for the Workplace

Everything you need to know about Factory Software By Aptean

Who it's for
For process and discrete manufacturers in the food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical and automotive industries with either single or multi-plant site operations
What it solves

Our solution provides shop floor data in real-time, allowing operators to act immediately to improve and become accountable for their individual and team performance.

What it is
Factory is a packaged manufacturing execution system that increases productivity and drives continuous improvements on the shop floor; as well as providing capabilities for paperless quality management.
What you get

Factory MES provides your operations and management teams with in-depth data/reports on the performance of your shop floor, and provides your operators with the best practices and skills training to improve your factory's performance. Core features include:

  • Real-time performance management
  • Shop floor data capture
  • Packaged metrics like Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Process constraints & throughput analysis
  • Automated quality assurance process
  • Continuous improvement campaign management
  • Workplace engagement
  • Compliance management
  • Paperless quality management
  • Statistical Process Control
Why it's different

Unlike generic MES systems, Factory MES is a purpose built packaged application, designed for specific industries, which requires no customization and is typically deployed in less than six weeks per factory. This ensures a higher probability of success, shorter time to benefits and the flexibility needed to support growth and change. Different to other MES systems our technology is combined with a proven change method that focuses on developing operator skills and a structure of daily performance reviews to drive a better performance every run, every shift, every day.

Why you need it
The shop floor is the heartbeat of any manufacturing organization. The ability to see data in real time and enable your operators to act upon it immediately is critical in today's competitive environment where every opportunity for improvement, no matter how big or small, counts. With Factory MES you can:
  • Identify all manufacturing losses in real-time
  • Measure metrics such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Identify potential capacity by highlighting constraints
  • Eliminate arduous & time consuming paper based systems
  • Reduce downtime/changeover times
  • Improve daily work control practices
  • Formalize the continuous improvement initiatives already in place
  • Improve workforce culture on the shop floor
  • Use it as a strategic tool to make business decisions for the future
Factory MES can improve your manufacturing performance to lower your costs per unit within months, not years!