MANUFACTURER'S EXECUTION SYSTEM

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WANT TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY WITH RESOURCE PLANNING?

Accurate data is the starting point for better decisions. Epicor Advanced MES captures data directly from machines and operators to deliver real-time production metrics and analytics in a format you can use.

The World Of Manufacturing Is Always Changing. Is Your Company Changing With It?

Epicor MES puts operational data trends at your fingertips, creating a real-time view of process parameters. Save time by skipping manual analysis and get right to identifying problems and making quicker, informed strategic decisions.

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What Is a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)?

In today’s competitive marketplace, manufacturers like you need to know how to improve efficiency to gain a competitive advantage. Essentially, you need to make more with less—and a manufacturing execution system (MES) can help you do just that. In technical terms, a manufacturing execution system is a system that connects and monitors machines and work centers on the factory floor. The main goal of an MES is to ensure successful implementation of manufacturing operations and improve production efficiency.

THE MES at the Core

Core MES Functionality

Operations management

Labor management

Data collection and acquisition

Resource allocation and status

Dispatching production units

Quality management

Process management

Document control

Product tracking and genealogy

Maintenance management

Performance analysis

How Do MES and ERP Work Together?

MES systems and ERP systems play separate but complementary roles in manufacturing operations.

ERP systems integrate all facets of an enterprise into one comprehensive information system.

For example, employees in planning and scheduling have access to the same data as the staff in financial management. All the data is also available in real time, which enables production managers to make faster, more informed business decisions.

Meanwhile, MES is the layer between your manufacturing shop floor systems—like machines and supervisory systems—and your business, planning, and logistics systems—basically, your ERP solution.

MES and ERP integrate with each other to provide a single source of truth throughout your organization. ERP systems can show you that you might need to improve your production output—MES shows you how.

The Future of MES

The future of manufacturing execution systems is tied closely to the future of manufacturing itself.

As Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) become commonplace, MES systems are allowing manufacturers to implement their factory of the future.

Epicor Advanced Mes Improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Aspect of digital transformation in manufacturing

Epicor Advanced MES (Previously known as MATTEC)

Real-time production and process monitoring for discrete manufacturers

Production scheduling & monitoring; real-time metrics for increased productivity

Accurate data is the starting point for better decisions. Epicor Advanced MES captures data directly from machines and operators to deliver real-time production metrics and analytics in a format you can use.

• Visual production scheduling tools show what's really happening in cycle times, uptime and scrap rates.

• Improve cycle times, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and plant productivity.

Process Monitoring & Analytics; detailed insights for rapid decision-making

Epicor MES puts operational data trends at your fingertips, creating a real-time view of process parameters. Save time by skipping manual analysis and get the right to identifying problems and making quicker, informed strategic decisions.

• Integrate with Epicor Data Analytics so you can turn data into actionable insights.

• Increase responsiveness with contextual insights across your entire enterprise.

Quality Management; statistical data for continuous improvements.

Real-time, automatic data means you can respond faster when production issues need attention. Statistical process control (SPC) and statistical quality control (SQC) with Epicor Advanced MES help you satisfy customer requirements while reducing costly scrap and rework.

• Automatic part qualification and rejection.

• Avoid chargebacks and defect penalties by ensuring conformance to quality standards.

Alerts and notifications; automated alerts for quicker resolution

This is automatic communications designed specifically for the production process and your plant. Making it possible for teams to respond faster, minimize downtime, and keep production on track.

• Establish automatic alerts for downtime, machine cycle speeds, process conditions, and exceptions.

• Automatic message routing and escalation for specific plant conditions.

• Easy access "call for help".

Maintenance Management; Proactive, deliberate approach to MRO

Put an end to maintenance-related paper shuffling and checklists. Epicor Advanced MES eliminates guesswork and conflicts by letting you control activities for machines, tools, and auxiliary equipment based on actual runtime, number of cycles, or time.

• Enables preventive maintenance, prevents costly machine repairs and unplanned downtime.

• Simplifies processes by tracking every cycle and MRO activity.

Energy Monitoring; tackle and control energy consumption

You can’t avoid energy consumption costs in production—but with Epicor Advanced MES and Energy Monitoring, you can identify and act on opportunities for improvement.

• Access real-time, web-based scorecards to analyze, report and track energy usage.

• Analyze load patterns, production requirements, and resource demands.

• Schedule workloads and improve the cost of goods sold.

• Reduce pollutant emissions.

We give you real-time, accurate data. You start asking the right questions. Your business makes well-informed, timely decisions.

Are these the operational questions that you see asking yourself?

Which orders should I run next?

Are orders completed to specs?

Should I combine jobs or run them separately?

Why is there more scrap during certain jobs?

Why is OEE low? How do I improve?

How do I increase availability?

Where can I obtain 5% more capacity? Financial performance: What are my key loss categories?

What are my best products?

How much do specific losses cost?

Which assets are most efficient?

How can we boost service levels?

Which plant is most efficient?

Where can I cut energy costs?

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By opting for EC Solutions, you will benefit from the high level of expertise of our employees and partners. In addition, to ensure your success, you will benefit from our company’s unconditional commitment.

We are proud of our reputation. Our customers become partners and, as such, they appreciate the quality and relevance of EC Solutions’ ERP solutions. Our approach increases the return on investment.

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