Advantages of MES for manufacturing

Benefits, functions and scope of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

MES solution creates the basis for successful digitalization of manufacturing processes

Overview: MES advantages for manufacturing companies

"What is MES"? We like to answer this question as follows: Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are central information hubs as well as control and monitoring systems in manufacturing. A MES enforces planning and production specifications and transmits feedback on the production process in real time. It plays a significant role in managing the increasing complexity and the associated cost pressure in manufacturing. It creates more transparency, comprehensive traceability and documentation, and it provides important data for the further improvement of production processes.

For us, an MES stands at the centre of every successful digitalization strategy of manufacturing companies. Together with our customers, we have been successfully implementing Smart Manufacturing solutions for Closed Loop Manufacturing based on a powerful, scalable and future-proof MES/MOM solution platform for 20 years.

Our MES expertise

We succesfully implement MES solutions in various industries worldwide for 20 years.

100+ MES projects realized
1000+ man-years of experience
10.000+ Machines connected

What are the benefits of an MES?

A Manufacturing Execution System monitors, controls and optimizes manufacturing processes. Industry-specific MES functions and professional implementation lead to improved productivity, quality, compliance and cost efficiency of manufacturing processes and enable a fast ROI.

Benefit dimensions of an MES:
 
  • Time
  • Costs
  • Quality
  • Strategy
  • Compliance
  • Quality assurance
  • Risk hedging

Reduced time spent

  • Reduced lead time, for example through improved OEE and paperless process control

  • Faster new product implementation (NPI), for example through the digital twin of the product and digital models

  • Less time spent on regulatory compliance, for example through process reliability and traceability

Reduced costs of production

  • Lower manufacturing costs through improved OEE and paperless process control, for example

  • Lower process costs through reduced effort and elimination of paper processes and redundant data

  • Lower inventory costs through reduced safety stocks

Higher quality in manufacturing

  • Reduced risk of documentation and process mistakes

  • Reduced efforts for non-conformances, for example through automatic data collection and analysis

Strategy for production control

  • Platform and product standardization and their modularization

  • Digital twin of product & production

  • Standardization and harmonization of processes

  • Control of complexity in closed loops

  • Decisions based on real data and KPIs

Ensuring compliance

  • Full traceability

  • Validated approvals/specifications - compliant with 21 CFR Part 11

  • Automated eDHR

  • Process reliability regarding the 5 M's (material, man, machine, method and measure)



 

Ensuring quality

  • Single source of truth for manufacturing and quality data

  • Automated data collection and analysis

  • Statistical methods (SPC, AQL, ...)

  • Configuration, variant and change management

Strategic risk management

  • Intrinsic compliance with regulatory processes

  • Process validation and conformity

  • Real-time alarms

  • Central Analytics & Reports

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What advantages does MES offer?

A modern, future-proof MES solution platform offers multifunctional features for optimizing your manufacturing processes.

 

Data acquisition and collection

Intelligent data acquisition and collection makes the status of manufacturing available in real-time while archiving all operational processes

 
Track & trace of the production

Continuous assurance of manufacturing specifications by the system, traceability of production regarding orders, materials, resources, etc.  

 
Order Dispatching

Optimally executed manufacturing plans lead to shorter cycle times, on-time deliveries and reduced demands on limited resources  

 
Document control

Direct access to manufacturing documents and management of forms such as work instructions



 
Resource management

Maintenance and consideration of competences or certifications of employees increases occupational safety and manufacturing quality  

 
Maintenance Management

Tracking resource usage based on time of use and time of production, ensuring the compliance with maintenance requirements

 
Material Management

Management and tracking of movements and storage of materials, intermediate products and finished products



 
Operations & Detailed Scheduling

Optimization of the manufacturing (order based on prioritization and rules) under consideration of material and resource availability

 
Performance analysis

Up-to-the-minute reports on current manufacturing processes, including OEE data for resource usage, availability, cycle times and order fulfillment  

 
Process management

Monitoring of manufacturing processes with decision support for users to correct and improve process steps and functions

 
Quality management

Consistent consideration of quality standards and limits through preventive measures and event management to ensure high product quality  

 
Resource management

Central management of production-relevant resources such as machines, tools, employee skills, materials, processes, etc.  

 

MES considers 5M process requirements of quality management


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More expertise through a professional partner network

If your requirements demand it, we use our efficient partner network to ensure the best possible complete package for you.

MES + Equipment integration in one solution

Complete integration of the shop floor

The seamless integration of machines and sensors on the shop floor is a success factor for the efficient use of a Manufacturing Execution System. The availability of all information creates maximum transparency and enables the automated implementation of manufacturing specifications. The PAC (Process Automation Controller) solution developed by ZNT is a powerful, open platform for your equipment integration and automation in the manufacturing industry. PAC integrates your entire shop floor with the MES and other higher-level systems and offers central and uninterrupted administration with flexible options for deployment.

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What successful MES customers say

Global führendes Pharmaunternehmen Hauptsitz: Basel

“Durch eine Reduzierung der DHR Prüfungszeit um 75 Prozent haben wir viele Ressourcen freigesetzt und unsere NPI deutlich beschleunigt.”

 

Spezialist für Katheter und Herzklappen Hauptsitz: Irvine

“Wir konnten unsere Non-Conformances nur zwei Monate nach der Implementierung von Opcenter EX MDD um 80 Prozent reduzieren, alle Dokumentationsfehler beseitigen und die Anzahl an NCRs auf nahezu null reduzieren."

Globaler Hersteller von Ophthalmologie und Mikrochirurgie Hauptsitz Jena

“Wir haben mit Opcenter EX MDD als  zentraler Digitalisierungplattform unseren Ausschuss um 95 reduziert und damit eine deutliche Kosteneinsparung erzielt."

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