Manufacturing execution systems identify inefficiencies and optimize production. This powerful system can be everything from Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) for one area of a plant to a fully integrated solution with a paperless plant floor and everything in between. Implementing these features takes deep process and control system knowledge and because every plant has different processes, machinery, KPIs, and process targets the best solution is going to be a tailored fit. At NorthWind we utilize production and process data for plant optimization with a manufacturing execution system developed for you, with you.
NorthWind’s Agile Project Implementation Process ensures the MES solution your facility needs is the one you receive. Through the process our MES developers work with the company stakeholders and work station experts to deliver user friendly modules that don’t just display data, but highlight what needs attention to make decisions quickly.
Every production facility has different priorities, KPIs, and targets. Because of this each facility, and even workstation within the plant, may have different modules developed for them. Many modules center around production status, quality control, schedules, and digitizing production processes. Below are just a few modules that manufacturers have found helpful, keep in mind, with a custom solution, anything is possible.
Production rates and trends show if they’re on schedule.
Quickly see uptime, down, idle, running status with codes for why the equipment was not running.
Trend real-time production status with a target rate for production for quick production status.
Automatically verify inventory levels from the production floor to the ERP system.