By David Oeters, Corporate Communications at CIMx Software
The internet can be a confusing place for anyone doing research – especially for manufacturers researching Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).
Research leads to more questions than solid answers. Finding the truth among lofty, but hollow, claims from ERP vendors that don’t know production can be a challenge. To clear up confusion, we’ll explain exactly what Quantum can do for you and other discrete manufacturers that are struggling to manage and improve production. Companies need solutions, not questions, to meet the complex demands of modern manufacturing.
Connecting the Shop Floor to the Top Floor
Quantum MES provides a data-driven edge for manufacturers by intelligently linking the shop floor to the top floor.
In the past, companies would struggle to manage production processes. Errors would be found only after manufacturing was complete, requiring expensive and time-consuming rework. Rampant inefficiencies, mistakes and non-productive work were common. Getting the big picture on shop floor was difficult, if not impossible. Data and information on production was either lost, inaccurate, or kept in isolated databases.
Without timely and accurate production data or process control, the company struggled to solve these problems. With scheduling based on guesswork and not capacity analysis, change orders requiring a printer and a red sticker, and a shop floor grappling with inefficiency, measurable improvement is difficult.
Companies using Quantum efficiently manage production operations by ensuring critical data and information is accurate and available when and where it is needed. The software eliminates guesswork and confusion with a built-in communication system. All aspects of the production process are integrated as everyone on the team uses the same and most up to date information. Many processes are automated, eliminating the source of errors and ensuring operators focus on production.
Smart Tools for Manufacturing
Since the software maps to and mirrors existing production operations, manufacturers find it easy to begin using the tools in Quantum, immediately improving operations. There are no extra modules or additions in Quantum, so you’ll have:
- Built-in Finite Scheduling delivering real-time WIP dashboards to eliminate production and shipping uncertainty;
- A closed-loop Quality System to identify non-conformances as they happen and automate rework to ensure timely delivery;
- Process Conformance supporting standardized processes to dramatically increase accuracy and reduce production time;
- Document Control that eliminates paper by digitizing work processes to remove errors;
- Asset Management to track business assets throughout the manufacturing value chain, providing complete traceability for the most demanding regulatory requirements.
These tools are part of the complete manufacturing solution in Quantum. Since the software simplifies and enables the capture of relevant data across the production cycle, integrated Data Analytics delivers insights in real time to support data-driven business decisions that accelerate the benefits of the software. Visualization and feedback loops provide a critical foundation for Smart Manufacturing. With Quantum, your business will synchronize and integrate business operations from the top floor to the shop floor.
With industry-focused configurations, enterprise and multi-site options, and turnkey implementation and training – Quantum delivers error-free manufacturing and enterprise wide visibility for companies of any size at a price you can afford. Contact CIMx today to see what Quantum can do for you.