Real-time visibility and control across global manufacturing operations
Siemens’ Manufacturing Execution System (MES) ensures that quality and efficiency are built into the manufacturing process and that they are proactively and systematically enforced. The Manufacturing Execution System connects multiple plants and sites, and integrates easily with equipment, controllers, product lifecycle and enterprise business applications, quality management and laboratory management systems, and many other applications. The result is complete visibility, control and optimization of production and processes across the enterprise.
Benefits of Siemens Manufacturing Execution System:
- Proactive Control & Quality
- Granular Enterprise Visibility
- True Continuous Improvement
- Brand Risk Reduction
- Improved Profit Margin
Manufacturing Execution System is made up of powerful features that allow you to build a custom solution.
Data Collection & Acquisition
Siemens data collection and acquisition capabilities enable you to obtain operational production data that is associated with production equipment and processes. It provides real-time statuses of production equipment and processes while registering the whole history of performed operations.
Well executed production plans result in shorter cycle times, on-time deliveries and less demand on limited resources. Proper sequencing of manufacturing operations and work-in-progress (WIP) driven by intuitive task management makes it easy for operators to perform the right job at the right time.
Siemens Digital Industry Software MES Labor Management provides the status of personnel and may include time and attendance reporting, certification tracking, as well as the ability to track production support functions performed by personnel. It automatically ensures that only qualified employees perform prescribed shop-floor and quality functions. Real-time verification fully supports regulatory and quality systems compliance. Operator Training and Certification enables you to establish manufacturing roles, define training requirements for various roles and process certification requirements, maintain training records and establish certification expirations.
Maintenance Operations Management
With Siemens Software’s Maintenance Management capabilities, you can track resource usage based on elapsed and usage time and production quantities; and, based on predefined limits, ensure that production does not outpace maintenance requirements. Maintenance Management provides visibility into resource issues and a detailed history of all activities. With this level of visibility, it is possible to determine true performance values for equipment.
Movement, Storage & Tracking of Materials
Siemens Digital Industry Software MES Solutions provide the ability to manage and track the movement and storage of materials, in-process items and finished products, as well as the transfers between and within work centers.
Siemens Digital Industry Software MES solutions provide up-to-the-minute reporting of actual manufacturing operations along with a comparison to historic and expected results.
Performance results include measurements as resource utilization, resource availability, product unit cycle time, conformance to schedule, and performance to standards. Performance analysis may include SPC/SQC analysis and may draw from information gathered by different control functions that measure operating parameters.
Siemens Software MES solutions monitor production processes and provide decision support to operators for correcting and improving in-process functions. These functions may be intra-operational and focus specifically on machines or equipment being monitored and controlled within a single operation, as well as tracking a production process from one operation to the next.
Siemens MES production tracking capabilities provide the status of production and the disposition of work. Status information may include personnel assigned to the work; component materials used in production; current production conditions; and any alarms, rework, or other exceptions related to the product. The functionality includes the capability to record the production information allowing forward and backward traceability of components and their use within each end product.
Resource & Allocation Control
Siemens Software MES solutions enable you to manage all relevant resources related to manufacturing operations. These resources include machines, tools, labor skills, materials, procedures and many other entities that are required to configure your operational model.
Get instant access to production documentation. Control records and forms including work order instructions, recipes, drawings, standard operating procedures,part programs, batch records, engineering change notices, shift-to-shift communication, as well as the ability to edit “as planned” and “as built” information.
Quality Operations Management
Ensure end-to-end quality management across your manufacturing process. Focus on prevention to streamline compliance and reduce the cost of quality.
Operations & Detailed Scheduling
MES delivers operations and detailed scheduling capabilities that provide the sequence and the timing of operations based on priorities and production rules associated with specific production equipment and product characteristics.