The factory floor is the heartbeat of any manufacturing company. It generates vast amounts of production information. Manufacturing execution system (MES) software tracks that data in real time and helps manage activities on the factory floor. This data should inform decision-making. However, the disconnect between an MES and other software systems provides a fractured, incomplete picture of manufacturing. MasterControl integrates with MES software to complete that picture.
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An MES is used to manage, control and collect manufacturing data. For example, it can be used for resource management, process scheduling, data collection, performance analysis and order dispatch and execution. An MES is not a production record. It does not collect all the data needed from every step of the production process. Traditionally, this is done in a separate system or on paper.
Manufacturers often manually copy data from an MES to production records and vice versa. This will never be as accurate as an electronic system that can automatically transfer data. MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence closes that gap. The solution offers electronic production records and can exchange data between other enterprise systems, including MES.
Whenever data is entered by hand, there’s an opportunity for error. With Manufacturing Excellence, users have reduced their data entry errors by 90%-100%.
Manufacturing has trouble with the lingering presence of paper. Even automated lines still feature clipboards. An integrated electronic production record system completely gets rid of paper from the shop floor.
Disconnected systems lead to disconnected departments. Integrating production records with other enterprise systems reduces the friction between quality and manufacturing, making everyone’s job easier.
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