Internal pressures to manage costs and increase productivity continue to build. Meeting external challenges – such as retailer-specific demands, regionalized requirements and complex compliance regulations – is increasingly critical. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are deploying Factory MES to achieve real-time operational transparency and optimize available people and plant resources.
The Factory MES suite can be implemented in less than six weeks per factory, identifies true production constraints, trims materials costs, cuts change-over/start-up times and drives an action-oriented culture throughout the workplace.
- Real-time performance management
- Plant data acquisition
- Process constraints & throughput analysis
- Continuous improvement campaign management
- Automated quality assurance checks
- SOP compliance management
- Task & review alerting
- Executive scorecards & strategic analytics
- Workplace engagement
- Maintenance response management
- Workplace production scheduling
Here’s what Factory MES can do for you
Real-Time Performance Management
Identify all manufacturing losses, measure OEE, monitor product costing in real-time and control crew performance.
Model the complete production flow and identify unused potential capacity by highlighting head room, bottlenecks and buffer zones.
Production Scheduling in Real-Time
Automatically update work floor production schedules to match the pace of production.
Conduct paperless compliance and track quality assurance processes throughout the factory floor. Automate checks related to production quality and reduce give-away through SPC control.
Provide complete transparency of improvement initiatives across the factory and wider enterprise. Re-ignite corporate CI initiatives and close the loop between potential and actual improvements using pre-built capabilities.
Agile Maintenance Response
Improve maintenance response times and asset utilization with a real-time maintenance control function that’s fully integrated with the shop floor management system.
Enterprise-Wide Factory Intelligence
Identify variations in plant, SKU, value stream and shift performance to pinpoint priorities for improvement and capital investment. Deploy packaged dashboards and manufacturing metrics to support operational excellence initiatives.