MES: Delivering achievable and quantifiable benefits
Achieving improvement at a single plant is good. Replicating that improvement across all plants and integrating intelligence from the shop floor to the top floor is better.
To protect their margins, manufacturing companies must maximise operational efficiency and quality across production operations. But to do this, they must break down information silos in production facilities and between industrial and business systems.
Increasing your efficiency and effectiveness
The MES services from Atos help our manufacturing clients to bridge the gap between ERP and process control. They allow you to establish common standards and best practice across multiple plants and sites, minimising cost, lead-times, WIP and inventory.
We set quantifiable targets appropriate to each client such as:
- Production efficiency increase: 58% less idle time; 8-18% productivity increase; 15-50% cycle time reduction; 20% fewer changeovers
- Improvements in equipment effectiveness, reducing WIP by as much as 40%
- Exceptions-handling reduced by as much as 50%
In addition, our MES solutions improve tracking and tracing, and significantly increase the quality of compliance reporting, while decreasing the burden. In fact it is possible to establish meaningful and actionable dashboards, delivering essential intelligence to production, operations, and business functions across the enterprise.
M4MES - experience-driven best practice MES methodology
Atos has developed a robust and highly differentiating methodology for the effective adoption of MES. We call it M4MES – Methodology for MES. M4MES has been crafted and refined using the experience and best practice gained over many real-world MES engagements and delivers a powerful MES accelerator for any manufacturing company seeking to adopt MES for the first time, to extend current usage or to review existing practice.
M4MES is a proven, executable framework which helps complex manufacturing enterprises scientifically pursue the drive for business value from across their manufacturing operations. It is especially valuable in the way it allows also us to consistently capture MES best practices.
Most importantly, M4MES closes the loop which often exists between the “to build” and “as built” solution. By ensuring that the MES design and evaluation process is continually cross-referenced with actual practice, we can maximise the efficiency with which ongoing maintenance and structured change management are executed.
Why Atos ?
Atos is one of the few companies able to deliver actionable business intelligence through the integration of real-time industrial data and business system outputs.
Our experience is based on the delivery of over 400 high-performance MES solutions to major manufacturing clients around the world. In choosing Atos, you gain access to this expanding repository of best practice.
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