Implementing MES (Manufacturing Execution System) software in your manufacturing business is part of your Industry 4.0 transformation.

Industry 4.0 is about implementing technologies that gather data to drive intelligent action in the physical world.

Technologies that deliver connectivity, visibility and continuity to facilitate productivity and agility.

To simplify, it’s about technology that talks to each other, which means everyone can see what’s going on (past, present and future). It helps to utilise the factory to the best of its capability and releases the manufacturing team from manual processes so they can focus on creating more value through analysis (not guesswork).

Connected machines collect a tremendous volume of data that can inform maintenance, performance and waste issues. That data can be analysed to identify patterns and insights that would be impossible for a human to do in a reasonable timeframe. Industry 4.0 offers the opportunity for manufacturers to optimize their operations quickly and efficiently by knowing what needs attention.

Installing MES software is an important step towards an Industry 4.0 future. MES software will not only remove production pain points, it will transform manufacturing processes from manual to digital – identifying where competitive advantage can be gained.

AspectPL MES manufacturing software does just this. From easy scheduling to communicating data about every aspect of production. It provides data transparency which delivers accuracy. This allows data scrutiny which helps identify manufacturing efficiencies.

To support industry 4.0 transitions, AspectPL also easily integrates with most ERP’s. AspectPL can configure data fields to link under different export/import scenarios from the ERP. Complicated scenarios such as large multi-level BOMs, product dependencies, alternative routings, family and multiple classes of products are easily handled once setup. Integration is achieved quite easily with minimal involvement required from ERP vendors. AspectPL can also handle varied production machines and assembly processes on manufacturing floors.

AspectPL is a hybrid – it’s neither out of the box or totally bespoke software. It’s universal software with bespoke implementation and supported customisation. This means you don’t pay for generic software development, its implemented to suit your plant and can accommodate any special features/requirements.

Is it time you started preparing for Industry 4.0 in your business?