A recent Forrester Research surveyed the top 50 global manufacturing executives to express and define their biggest problem. 38% of them noted that “Poor visibility into the shop floor” was their biggest problem. As a result of this inflexibility, many of them face fire drills when handling production crunches – leading to high overtime costs, lost sales and disappointed customers.
The solution to this problem is undoubtedly the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) which provides visibility to a manufacturing system specifically in the shop floor. The core MES functions are product tracking and executing production orders to make the entire shop floor VISIBLE and MANAGABLE.
The next Cost-Reduction frontier for increasing the profitability of any company competing in today’s global market is by Optimizing Service & Maintenance Operations. The CMMS does analysis and optimization concepts for managing, monitoring and controlling the complex enterprise assets and service processes throughout the manufacturing floor. Ultimately, CMMS helps manuafcturers to maximize their profits.