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ERP Manufacturing Execution System – MES Solutions


The Plex Manufacturing Execution System or
MES, delivers a unique cloud solution by combining a real-time production ecosystem with end-to-end
inventory visibility and closed-loop quality control. Let’s take a look at the Plex MES solution
in action. Plex MES is built around in real-time production
ecosystem that collects data and reports shop floor activities in real-time as they occur. Viewable from anywhere in the world for rapid
response and issue prevention. At the center of Plex MES is the control panel,
or the production hub, from this graphical intuitive user interface an operator can access
the complete plan for production scheduling in a paperless environment. For example, here we can access the production
schedule for this operation. Plex MES also includes a centralized document
control system for paperless distribution and access to revision controlled documents
like work instructions. These documents can be checked in and out
for changes by engineering, and updates can be made immediately accessible to the operators
on the plant floor once approved in the proper workflow. Plex MES is a real-time system that collects
production data at the manufacturing moment by connecting the plant floor equipment from
PLC’s directly to Plex, critical information such as: production counts, machine cycles,
and automated inspection data can be captured without manual intervention, increasing accuracy
in removing non value-added steps by the operator. Plex MES manages the collection of information
throughout the production process with built-in tools for mistake proofing. With this timely and accurate evidence you
can make more confident decisions to support your continuous improvement initiatives. Traceability is critical to identify information
about materials and processes in the event of a potential quality issue. Plex MES maintains tight control of inventory
from the point it enters the dock to the point where it ships to a customer our warehouse. With precise tracking and materials, the business
has visibility and built-in controls in order to reduce or eliminate excess inventory. Along with lower carrying costs customers
can eliminate unnecessary physical inventory counts. In addition, Plex insures that quality inspections
are carried out with paperless in-process check sheets that can be required as determined
by the control plan. This not only provides immediate feedback
to the inspector, but provides longer-term quality and trending data with the integral
statistical process control system, or SPC. Plex MES also supports the collection of data
for continuous improvement using SPC data and problem controls so that you can update
and improve your process based on the results that you experience. The tight control of inventory associated
with production supports error proofing while the real-time inspection helps you detect
problems, should they occur. In the event of a quality issue, the MES quality
system provides for problem reporting and formal corrective action processes. Plex MES is the only cloud solution that delivers
a real-time production ecosystem that controls and monitors the manufacturing process by
unifying in-line quality, inventory genealogy and traceability. To learn more or see a more detailed demonstration,
please contact Plex at 855-534-8012, or online at plex.com/contact.

Bernard Jenkins

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