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What is an MES?

A manufacturing execution system (MES) is a digital information system that connects, monitors and manages complex manufacturing systems and data flows on the factory floor. The main goal of an MES is to ensure effective execution of manufacturing operations and…

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What is live production scheduling?

A live ‘machine connected’ schedule is always up to date – it’s running in actual ‘real time’. AspectPL is hard wired to the machines so it constantly gathers and records machine data as production is happening on the floor.

How does an MES improve scheduling?

An MES schedule is produced quickly and easily and as it runs in real time, the schedule and production data are always up to date. The production plan may be updated on the go without having to recreate the entire…

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What does it cost to implement and run AspectPL?

There is an initial implementation cost and an affordable monthly SaaS license fee. Costs vary between sites depending on the scale of the plant, however in most cases implementing and running AspectPL is usually 50 – 75% less than installing…

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How long does implementation take?

Installation is usually completed within 3 months of sign off. We work directly with the client’s IT and electrical teams as well as the ERP vendor or in-house ERP staff to install AspectPL.

What technical support does AspectPT offer?

Support is a critical component of the AspectPT continuous improvement methodology. AspectPT offers phone and email support as well as online customer support and onsite support when required. During implementation, AspectPT offers initial staff and management training followed by secondary…

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