Smart MES Applications (SMA) by MPDV are a set of apps for smartphones and tablet PCs. SMA provide data on the go and combine functions from data collection terminals and MES applications for planning and evaluation. SMA cover all areas close to production.
Smart MES Applications are more than MES apps: They use the same mechanisms as provenMES Applications and Shop Floor Integration Services. With a holistic approach, no additional interfaces are necessary.
Examples for SMA functions:
- KPI monitor
- Integrated contact search
- Smart maintenance
- Time and attendance including employee information
- Collection and management of complaints
- Simple production planning
- Machine overview
- Order overview
- Collection of inspection data
All SMA functions are available as mobile apps for iOS and android and as a browser-based web application.
Mobile production control using Touch2Plan
In the course of decentralization, the control app Touch2Plan allows to carry out changes for detailed planning using a tablet PC, e.g. change planned operations or schedule operations from the pool of orders. Therefore, Touch2Plan enhances HYDRA Shop Floor Scheduling with an easy-to-use control function for the person in charge anywhere.
Mobility means future security
Using SMA, essential information from MES Applications can be displayed on data glasses (smart glasses/wearables). Without interrupting work, maintenance managers, supervisors or quality managers can be alerted to unplanned events with information directly coming from the escalation management or other HYDRA MES applications. If required, further details can be requested in order to initiate target measures right there and to eradicate the problem.
As explained in the Future Concept MES 4.0, mobile MES applications will play a center role in modern production processes, allowing to deal with daily challenges more efficiently. Mobile access to production data can reduce travel times and meetings away from production can be avoided.