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With the help of intelligent systems such as the MES system, helping businesses improve productivity and freeing factories from manual processes.

So what is MES? Let's find out the article below!

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Manufacturing Execution System

1. What is Manufacturing Execution System

MES (Manufacturing Execution System) is a production management system, monitoring the production area in real time. Different from the entire information management system (ERP) in the business such as accounting, purchasing, sales, warehouse.. Helps businesses make comprehensive development plans. Meanwhile, MES goes deep into the production stage, promoting the production process of enterprises.

As a standard integrated information system, it not only serves as an information center between different enterprise systems (ERP, SCM, ..) but also manages and optimizes activities and processes. factory production.

In the production process of the enterprise. MES MES stands in the middle position and is the bridge between two ERP systems (Enterprise Resource Planning - enterprise resource planning system) and SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition - monitoring and control system and data acquisition). Whether)

2. Functions of Manufacturing Execution System

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The position of MES in the enterprise production system

Besides the main task is to monitor and control production. MES also helps managers make quick decisions in real time.

Product structure management - production process

MES helps product structure (BOM - Bill Of Materials) be managed visually according to mind map. Keeps the production process organized, so it's easy for managers to have a firm grasp of and an accurate idea of the manufacturing process, and also for design and version control, and product lifecycle. Products. Especially for models with high automation, the more factories invest in a scientific system to control safety, and process progress.

Production planning

MES Collect data continuously, keeping the database updated in real time. By exploiting the above data, the manager understands the current status and operational capacity of the plant based on the following indicators:

  • Workflows, production times, orders and delivery times.
  • Human resources
  • Lượng nguyên liệu sẵn có tại nhà máy, số hàng tồn lại
  • Machine performance
  • Availability of ingredients

From the analysis of the above information, enterprises can make production plans to take advantage of available advantages, overcome weaknesses, thereby creating a production plan in accordance with the ability and availability. .

This helps businesses always take the initiative in any situation. Create the image of a reliable partner for customers, consumers as well as workers in the factory.

Product quality control management

Thanks to the control of the product structure, users can easily exploit the quality standards of each material. Facilitate the process of checking input materials and monitoring the quality of output products when handing over orders to customers.

Information on product quality will be aggregated and stored centrally on MES help businesses easily create reports on product quality, trace information about quality of materials and goods when needed.

With this function, provide users on the system or users of external software linked to the MES system to perform.

Operation - Production moderation

A perfect production plan is the premise for a smooth production process when it comes to efficient operation. Combined with a continuously updated data system. Therefore, controlling the progress also becomes faster and faster.

Thanks to this system, it helps managers easily discover which processes are consuming more time, estimate production time, thereby offering a plan to coordinate progress, coordinate workshops, control machine clusters as well as control the receiving and receiving of goods and materials to ensure the production progress reaches the set targets.

Management of machinery and equipment

After a period of operation, the machinery needs to be maintained to maximize the operating time and increase the efficiency of the machine's performance.

MES help:

  • Overcoming the situation when the business is overdue for maintenance
  • Avoid wasting human and financial resources in the process of machinery and equipment maintenance
  • Support for maintenance scheduling - warnings about unexpected problems
  • Help find the cause of damage quickly.

3. Benefits of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

In addition to the above functions. In addition, the MES system has many different side effects for the plant management process.

Thanks to that, when enterprises apply the MES system in production, they benefit greatly

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Manufacturing Execution System

Increase production productivity, reduce labor costs

MES provides an optimal closed-loop production management process that captures reports and requests response in real time. Overcoming problems arising in the production process.

Transportation: In the process of moving goods between stages, problems, losses, and delays may occur and the enterprise must bear this cost entirely.

Inventories: Raw materials, finished goods, and finished products inventory represent capital spent but have not yet generated revenue. Thus causing waste to the financial of the business.

Manipulation: The design of the workshop as well as the management of the work flow is not good, leading to redundant operations of workers, thereby increasing the execution time and slowing down the working speed.

Waiting: This is considered idle time for workers and machines, because of congestion or inefficient production flow in the workshop. Leads to wasted labor costs and equipment depreciation, increasing the cost of each product unit.

Overprocessing: Processing beyond customer requirements, exceeding targets. Production volume is more than customer order. This leads to an increase in the cost of warehouse operations, storage and labor costs.

Defects: Includes defects in documentation as well as in product. leading to a loss of time in the production process, increasing labor costs.

When enterprises upgrade their factories to smart factories with MES production operation system, the statistics are continuously statistics and they are analyzed easily. Wastes are carefully calculated, the causes are found, eliminated, and appropriate remedial measures are found. As a result, productivity increases, labor costs decrease, helping businesses increase net profit.

Increase product quality - reduce errors

Thanks to the strict quality control management from the input quality inspection to the output quality control, the product quality of the enterprise is improved.

The MES production operation system easily detects problems in the processes thanks to the scientific and intelligent statistical analysis of data. Thereby helping to increase product quality of the business and reduce depreciation costs due to errors: Source of quality raw materials, product quality standards are always clear; The machinery system operates smoothly, limiting the generation of transmission errors.

Improve compliance with production regulations

The Manufacturing Execution System in production creates a standard database, clear enterprise production processes. Not only in terms of products but also in terms of labor safety and environmental safety that businesses need to control. This reduces the human and legal risks. Help each business build its image in front of partners.

Eliminate manual paperwork

The updated data information on the computer is completely reduced to a single point to help businesses simplify processes, thus reducing to a single record for the entire enterprise. Create a main information flow that specializes in eliminating loopholes and cumbersome procedures in each enterprise's system.

Streamlined data retrieval and record updates. Save time compared to previous desk jobs.

Reduce inventory and machine depreciation

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Information on import and export of raw materials and warehouses is strictly controlled by the MES production operation system, enterprises can take advantage of their factories.

The machines are inspected and have a clear maintenance schedule. From there, it helps businesses reduce the cost of machinery depreciation, warehouse tax, and inventory.

The relationship between the MES production operating system and other systems

To take full advantage of the system's benefits, businesses should synchronize the enterprise-wide system with the right technology. The most effective MES system needs coordination between systems (Management level, supervisory, operating or factory control levels)

Floor 1: Factory - Including sensor devices, this floor provides information for the central control system

Floor 2: Central control systems - Is a central control system connecting sensor devices. This layer is to collect information to bring the reporting information to SCADA.

Floor 3: Alarm monitoring system (SCADA) - The system to monitor and display information from the central control system.

Floor 4: MES System of operating applications to collect information from the layers below, to store, provide analytical reports and support decision-making at the execution level detailing home operations. machine.

Floor 5: The overall management system (ERP) - The system to manage all business operations of the departments of the enterprise. Helping businesses come up with long-term plans to control the implementation process. ERP occupies the most important position in the management system of manufacturing enterprises.

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Effective application of MES in production

To effectively apply the MES system successfully, the most important factor is to choose a reliable supplier, with the ability to expand and upgrade in the long run, businesses need a supplier. reliable, experienced technology and business vision from which to clearly plan the strategy.

In terms of system security, MES needs to be able to create a closed loop to avoid unnecessary data leakage and be able to retrieve and store history to control data and limit the risk that the system bring.

User-friendly and flexible interface, well-structured, easy to understand and intuitive, suitable for business users.. This factor plays an important role in the successful adoption of MES.

Deploying MES combines the application of advanced technology such as artificial intelligence (AI), Machine Learning to enhance data processing in production, thereby converting data into useful information to continuously create new products. new functions into the system.

Investing in a scalable production operation system is essential for a company with an explosive growth vision. The required MES system needs maximum support for the integration of satellite applications, sensors, and full integration with the enterprise resource planning system ERP.

Therefore, in order for businesses to achieve the best results during operation, the ERP and MES Need to be parallel to each other. This is considered the basic symbiotic relationship for efficient production operations.

MES is really an effective solution that not only helps businesses standardize operating processes but also optimizes time and costs.

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