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
- Easy production planning
- Machine overview
- Order overview
- Collection of inspection data
- Material management
- Data collection functions for order postings
- Escalation management and messaging service
All SMA functions are available as mobile apps for iOS and android and as a browser-based web application.
Digital Production Meeting
Using the new application Digital Production Meeting, one can digitalize the planning, execution and documentation of meetings in the production environment. The app helps to reduce paper and replaces standard office software with an intuitive application that is fully integrated into MES HYDRA. This approach decreases the number of media disruptions.
The Digital Production Meeting is based on the routines in a manufacturing environment. Many meetings take place at different hierarchical levels and follow the same pattern each time: presentation of current KPIs and evaluations, discussion of upcoming projects and solving current problems. The agenda is usually set in advance and minutes of the meeting are taken. It is not uncommon for issues to be delegated from one meeting to the next decision level. The Digital Production Meeting provides all these functions in a clearly arranged web application, thereby increasing transparency throughout.
The new Information Dashboard provides HYDRA users with a wide selection of charts and evaluations, which can easily be placed on the screen using drag and drop and then saved as a group. The user only needs to call this time-saving application and the data of selected HYDRA modules is easy to view at a glance.
Mobile production control using Touch2Plan
In the course of decentralization, the control app Touch2Plan allows making changes to the detailed production planning on a tablet PC, e.g. changing or removing scheduled operations or scheduling operations of the order backlog. Touch2Plan enhances the HYDRA Shop Floor Scheduling module with easy-to-use control functions for the person responsible on site.
Mobility means future security
As explained in the Future Concept MES 4.0, mobile MES applications play an increasingly central part in today's production processes - daily challenges can be overcome more efficiently. Mobile access to production data can reduce travel times and avoids unnecessary coordination away from production.