Factory MES

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. It is ideal for process and discrete manufacturers in the food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical and automotive industries with either single or multi-plant site operations.

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

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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!

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

ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WORKPLACE

Factory MES provides real-time manufacturing intelligence to deliver actionable intelligence, boost productivity and unlock the hidden potential of your entire workforce.

Reduce cost per case, labor utilization and enhance your factory performance. Factory MES makes workplace action unavoidable; which translates into increased capacity, higher efficiency and better yields. With an integrated implementation, our solution delivers improvements at a dramatic pace – typically within 12 weeks or less.

Activplant complements the Factory modules and their out-of-the-box functionalities, offering the flexibility of building custom solutions. Activplant allows companies to be more efficient by collecting the right data, analyzing it, and processing it in a way that enables personnel, from the shop floor to the management office, to make the best possible decisions.

FACTORY MES MODULES 

  • Performance – Real-time performance management. Learn more
  • Improve – Continuous improvement campaign management. Learn more
  • Analytics – Enterprise-wide factory intelligence. Learn more
  • Quality – Quality assurance. Learn more