MES creates higher production efficiency in the ho

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In electronic manufacturing, MES creates higher production efficiency

increased cost pressure, shortened layout cycle in the frontier new material field of product life enhancement, increasingly complex equipment and lack of transparency, as well as unknown demand forecasting, are all important factors in the competition of electronic manufacturing industry. In order to meet these challenges, Siemens Automation and drive group launched SIPLACE facts, which is composed of software libraries related to the electronics industry. The software library is developed based on the leading manufacturing execution system SIMATIC it production package. The system skillfully links real-time directional workshop operations with higher-level processing oriented systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP)

a company must allocate its own resources as efficiently as possible in its production operations, such as capital, equipment or manpower. To achieve this, many companies use complex ERP software applications similar to sap to monitor resource planning and optimize the logistics system of workshops and production lines. The result: better reporting, higher productivity

however, when managing dynamic data in electronic manufacturing, ERP system is often powerless. They always do not have the characteristics required at the production level, because their initial development direction is to apply to accounting, procurement, sales and distribution. ERP system has no complicated programming and can only input data manually. Even the simplest production process requires a large amount of data input, and the time taken to input data is often more than the production itself. Most ERP suppliers' non industry-specific software uses programming languages that have never been used in the manufacturing industry. Adding any function in ERP system requires a lot of cost to be completed by programmers, but these programmers are often unfamiliar with the requirements of the manufacturing industry

on the other hand, MES program plans specific production requirements into it system from the special perspective of the industry. In the general software system, MES is positioned as the lower level unit of ERP system. The production schedule is sent to the MES system, which manages the production line according to logistics and technical parameters. Therefore, manufacturing execution system is the executor of ERP system, and becomes the bridge between production layer and other operation layers

American Research Institute AMR defines MES as a workshop oriented management information system located between the upper planning management system and the lower industrial control. MES mainly focuses on the manufacturing execution process in the workshop. It takes the plan as the starting point, collects and analyzes the key information of the manufacturing execution process, and makes the original and repeatedly improved production workshop like a black box with existing experimental methods transparent, so as to speed up the response speed of the supply chain. As a basic part of the supply chain, the main problems solved by MES include: can we grasp the output and quality of WIP in real time? Can you master the equipment operation status and materials in real time? Can quality inspection data be collected and analyzed to quickly generate various output and quality reports? When the product is complained, can we trace its production process, equipment, materials and handling personnel

electronic factories have a huge demand for real-time production information. They need this information to track production work, check inventory, and monitor the flow of information between production layers and their ERP or CRM applications to optimize resource utilization and ensure delivery progress

Siemens Automation and drives' SIMATIC it production package is a leading MES tool for global production and process optimization in the electronics industry. It provides flexible standard components to complete basic functions, and can provide a customized open platform for the special needs of individual systems. All components comply with ISA standard s-95 (ISA is the abbreviation of automation industry standardization organization), which integrates the manufacturing execution system into the company's application system. Because of their modular structure, these components can not only communicate with ERP system, but also with other manufacturers' applications using their standardized interfaces

siplace facts: the other significant advantage of the modular method of electronic production MES library is that it is based on the whole control framework. Traditional MES systems use an inherent system specific control framework to operate, while SIMATIC it implements process logic beyond the functions of the SIMATIC IT architecture. This makes it possible for pp-gf20 or PP-GF30, etc. to change and add rules during the implementation test phase, and will not directly affect SIMATIC it components. Siemens electronic assembly systems developed SIPLACE facts based on SIMATIC it. SIPLACE facts is a program library composed of various control frameworks specially designed and applied to the electronic industry. These control frameworks are used to complete the corresponding tasks. Therefore, there is no need to develop a control framework from scratch for each new task. Using SIPLACE facts can significantly reduce the cost and risk of the project and the so-called cost of new plants

simatic it bundle: gradual system upgrade strategy

once a company decides to use MES, it is not necessary to implement SIMATIC it in one step. In contrast, Siemens provides an upgrade strategy including six consecutive application-oriented service packages or bundles. Each SIMATIC it bundle has the functionality required to perform specific categories of tasks. Until the whole production can be fully mature under a set of manufacturing execution system, customers can upgrade the software to the next level at any time. This upgrade strategy is easier to manage investment, save costs and provide reliable planning for the future. (end)

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