Achieving high-standard manufacturing productivity is a daily, and long-term challenge for many organizations, in a context where multiple factors contribute to and influence the definition of what high-standard means.
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) allow manufacturers to radically increase their chances for success and identify and act upon their unique problems, whether those relate to machines, the workers operating them, or both.
Out of all the factors contributing to efficiency, one of the most important to address is workers, a critical component of overall efficiency on the plant floor.
Every worker taking part in the process affects its efficiency with their specific knowledge, skills, and speed. Without a standardized process, workers try to solve issues using their best judgment, as scary as that sounds. On the contrary, a standardized process allows workers to identify problems and define the right way to solve them quickly, with no guesswork, missteps, or delays.
The solution comes along with an MES that focuses on two primary factors that influence workers’ efficiency: speed and accuracy. An MES solution provides manufacturers with a framework that allows their own standardize processes to be enforced across the organization, while supplying scrutinizing information about the process itself, in a virtuous spiral of efficiency optimization.