DIAMES Real-time Information
An MES in today’s complex and demanding world of manufacturing is a must to manage the production process proactively on the spot when problems occur. DIAMES recognizes business critical deviations and alerts those responsible to immediately take action. This is the key to sustainably improve production efficiency and productivity.
Using historical data to create future projections, is always flawed and inconsistent because yesterday’s problem and its occurrence will not be the same case tomorrow. Monitoring production activities such as run times, down times, quality indicators, performance numbers and other activities critical to business is mandatory to stay successful. Consolidating all of this production information into well recognized KPIs like Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) will help boost the bottom line without having to make significant organizational or technical changes and improvements. When DIAMES is implemented, companies experience:
When DIAMES is implemented, companies experience:
Reducing down- and waiting time, costs and waste will lead to higher efficiency. Recognizing the root of any problem in the process helps companies become more efficient and productive. When machines run smoothly and efficiently within defined specs, the lifespan of each machine increases too.
High efficiency and productivity is a result of preparation and planning. When operations run more smoothly and potential issues are identified in the early stages, higher productivity will naturally occur. Without MES, companies don’t have enough manpower or a clear overview to increase productivity.
LESS DOWN TIME
Less down time and waiting time means higher efficiency, more productivity and reduced waste. Having a single view of the entire manufacturing process can help prevent issues before they arise. Also, there are substantial cost savings associated with unnecessary down- and waiting-time in the production process.
A small problem in the manufacturing process could be the root of a larger issue in the end product. With an MES system, losses are minimal due to the ability to get ahead of problems before they occur. Less loss means more profit, higher efficiency and productivity overall and ultimately a boost to the bottom line.
Sometimes scrap can be recycled or reused in the manufacturing of goods, but the time used to create scrap can’t be recycled; it is lost forever! Companies prefer to have less scrap so the materials can be used for the final product. The less scrap collected at the end of the day, the better the bottom line will look.
SHORTER CYCLE TIME
Shorter throughput and cycle time means less wear and tear on machines and more manufactured goods in a shorter amount of time. All of these factors play a role in the bottom line of any company. Without MES, throughput and cycle times will naturally be longer and not as efficient.
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Make Day-to-Day Operations More Visible
With the higher visibility that effective real time production activity data provides, managers and operators can reduce production time, waste and create a more efficient work environment. While every work environment is different, many companies who have chosen DIAMES have quickly experienced a productivity increase of more than 30 percent!
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