Are you having trouble demonstrating to management what a manufacturing execution system (MES) is and what it can do for you? Or do you simply need to justify why you even need a MES? Perhaps you are the executive decision maker and just need some answers. Bianca Scholten, the author of the best-selling book, The Road to Integration: Applying ISA-95 in Manufacturing, shares her expertise on the topic in her latest easy-to-read guide to MES. In recent decades, says Scholten, industrial companies have invested much time and money in not only machine and production line automation but also in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. The MES falls between these two layers. Many of the preparatory activities (e.g., detailed production scheduling and recipe management), but also retrospective activities (e.g., data collection, reporting, and analysis) are primitive at best. Ideal for CEOs, CFOs, and managers, Scholten sheds some light on how to get out of this outdated situation using real-world examples and the knowledge gleaned from IT, production managers, and other colleagues who have been through the MES experience. She covers MES selection, company expectations during implementation and initial use of the MES, advice on developing and maintaining a multi-site MES template, and return on investment. She also adds a birdÃ‚'s-eye view of the ISA-95 standard for better communication between systems and their applications.
Decisive potential in business is a question of process capability, rather than production capability. Process capability in business requires real-time systems for optimization. Business-IT needs to be developed from telecommunications and ERP to real-time services, which are not offered by the prevailing ERP systems. This book shows how modern information technology Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) becomes the prerequisite for process capability of the company on the basis of many practical examples. It describes the requirements for optimized MES. It gives an overview of the efficiency potentials and different applications of MES.
The objective of the book is to give a selection from the papers, which summarize several important results obtained within the framework of the József Hatvany Doctoral School operating at the University of Miskolc, Hungary. In accordance with the three main research areas of the Doctoral School established for Information Science, Engineering and Technology, the papers can be classified into three groups. They are as follows: (1) Applied Computational Science; (2) Production Information Engineering (IT for Manufacturing included); (3) Material Stream Systems and IT for Logistics. As regards the first area, some papers deal with special issues of algorithms theory and its applications, with computing algorithms for engineering tasks, as well as certain issues of data base systems and knowledge intensive systems. Related to the second research area, the focus is on Production Information Engineering with special regard to discrete production processes. In the second research area the papers show some new integrated systems suitable for optimizing discrete production processes in a top-down way. The papers connecting with the third research field deal with different issues of materials stream systems and logistics, taking into consideration of applied mathematical models and IT-tools. The book makes an effort to ensure certain equilibrium between theory and practice and to show some new approach both from theoretical modelling aspect, as well as experimental and practical point of view.
Enterprise Interoperability V
Author: Raúl Poler, Guy Doumeingts, Bernhard Katzy, Ricardo Chalmeta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Interoperability is the ability of a system or an organisation to work seamlessly with other systems or organisations. Many efforts to overcome interoperability barriers in industry, non-interoperability, still causes an enormous cost for all business partners. This book provides knowledge for cost savings and business improvement.
In recent decades, industrial companies have invested much time and money in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and in automation of the process control layer. In our quest to reap the rewards of all these investments, the gap between business automation and process automation is becoming painfully obvious. ERP systems are only valuable if you supply them with current data, and these data originate largely from the process control layer. When integrating these systems, both IT departments and engineering departments must confront the high degree of heterogeneity found in technology, metadata, programming languages, user interfaces, and more. Good communication with the systemÃ‚'s end user is essential as several departments are usually involved, such as production, maintenance, the lab, and the office. Try speaking the same language then! Against this backdrop, ISA decided in the 1990s to develop the ISA-95 standard for integrating enterprise and control systems in order to reduce the risks, costs, and errors that go hand in hand with implementing manufacturing control systems and integrating them with ERP systems. This handy resource explains how to apply ISA-95 in manufacturing enterprise systems (MES) and vertical integration projects, as well as reveals the most important ISA-95 models and terminology. It is ideal for those just starting out who need to get up to speed on ISA-95Ã‚'s background information but also for those who have some practical experience with ISA-95 and require additional support in carrying out analyses to determine a specific companyÃ‚'s MES strategy and to define user requirements. If you develop MES functionality or realize interfaces based on ISA-95, then this guide will help you understand and apply the ISA-95 object models. Most important, the guide explains how to integrate ERP and MES systems using ISA-95. It places ISA-95 in the broader context of modern information exchange technologies and thus offers a complete picture for project managers, consultants, programmers, and information architects who want to integrate ERP and MES systems based on the international standard.
Thoroughly Revised, State-of-the-Art Semiconductor Design, Manufacturing, and Operations Information Written by 70 international experts and reviewed by a seasoned technical advisory board, this fully updated resource clearly explains the cutting-edge processes used in the design and fabrication of IC chips, MEMS, sensors, and other electronic devices. Semiconductor Manufacturing Handbook, Second Edition, covers the emerging technologies that enable the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet of Things, data analytics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and and smart manufacturing. You will get complete details on semiconductor fundamentals, front- and back-end processes, nanotechnology, photovoltaics, gases and chemicals, fab yield, and operations and facilities. •Nanotechnology and microsystems manufacturing •FinFET and nanoscale silicide formation •Physical design for high-performance, low-power 3D circuits •Epitaxi, anneals, RTP, and oxidation •Microlithography, etching, and ion implantations •Physical, chemical, electrochemical, and atomic layer vapor deposition •Chemical mechanical planarization •Atomic force metrology •Packaging, bonding, and interconnects •Flexible hybrid electronics •Flat-panel,flexible display electronics, and photovoltaics •Gas distribution systems •Ultrapure water and filtration •Process chemicals handling and abatement •Chemical and slurry handling systems •Yield management, CIM, and factory automation •Manufacturing execution systems •Advanced process control •Airborne molecular contamination •ESD controls in clean-room environments •Vacuum systems and RF plasma systems •IC manufacturing parts cleaning technology •Vibration and noise design •And much more
Die Digitalisierung von Produktionsprozessen durch den Einsatz von Manufacturing Execution Systemen (MES) wird zwar seit Jahren durch entsprechende Softwareanbieter beworben, konnte sich aber bislang nicht am Markt durchsetzen. Unter dem Schlagwort Industrie 4.0 sind MES aktuell wieder ein Teil der Diskussion zur Produktion der Zukunft geworden. Dieses Buch beschreibt die Ergebnisse einer empirischen Studie zur Relevanz von Manufacturing Execution Systemen (MES). MES werden dabei nicht nur als Grundlage für Industrie 4.0 und erster Schritt in Richtung Digitalisierung vorstellt, sondern auch als Werkzeug zur Produktivitätssteigerung innerhalb der Produktion.
New global standards are the basis for new MES products that have appeared in the last five years in the marketplace Features a comprehensive presentation of available MES technologies
This book is a guide to modern production planning methods based on new scientific achievements and various practical planning rules of thumb. Several numerical examples illustrate most of the calculation methods, while the text includes a set of programs for calculating production schedules and an example of a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Despite the relatively large number of books dedicated to this topic, Advanced Planning and Scheduling is the first book of its kind to feature such a wide range of information in a single work, a fact that inspired the author to write this book and publish an English translation. This work consists of two parts, with the first part addressing the design of reference and mathematical models, bottleneck models and multi-criteria models and presenting various sample models. It describes demand-forecasting methods and also includes considerations for aggregating forecasts. Lastly, it provides reference information on methods for data stocking and sorting. The second part of the book analyzes various stock planning models and the rules of safety stock calculation, while also considering the stock traffic dynamics in supply chains. Various batch computation methods are described in detail, while production planning is considered on several levels, including supply planning for customers, master planning, and production scheduling. This book can be used as a reference and manual for current planning methods. It is aimed at production planning department managers, company information system specialists, as well as scientists and PhD students conducting research in production planning. It will also be a valuable resource for students at universities of applied sciences.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) refers to large commercial software packages that promise a seamless integration of information flow through an organization by combining various sources of information into a single software application and a single database. The outcome of ERP itself is still a mystery, but the trends and issues it has created will be the enigma that future generations will have to solve. Traditionally, separate units were created within an organization to carry out various tasks, and these functional areas would create their own information systems thereby giving rise to systems that were not integrated. ERP strives to provide a solution to these problems. Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions and Management examines the issues that need to be further studied and better understood to ensure successful implementation and deployment of ERP systems.
Health Care Information Systems
Author: Karen A. Wager, Frances W. Lee, John P. Glaser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
BESTSELLING GUIDE, UPDATED WITH A NEW INFORMATION FOR TODAY'S HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT Health Care Information Systems is the newest version of the acclaimed text that offers the fundamental knowledge and tools needed to manage information and information resources effectively within a wide variety of health care organizations. It reviews the major environmental forces that shape the national health information landscape and offers guidance on the implementation, evaluation, and management of health care information systems. It also reviews relevant laws, regulations, and standards and explores the most pressing issues pertinent to senior level managers. It covers: Proven strategies for successfully acquiring and implementing health information systems. Efficient methods for assessing the value of a system. Changes in payment reform initiatives. New information on the role of information systems in managing in population health. A wealth of updated case studies of organizations experiencing management-related system challenges.
Today many organizations face challenges when developing a realistic plan or schedule that provides the best possible balance between customer service and revenue goals. Optimization technology has long been used to find the best solutions to complex planning and scheduling problems. A decision-support environment that enables the flexible exploration of all the trade-offs and sensitivities needs to provide the following capabilities: Flexibility to develop and compare realistic planning and scheduling scenarios Quality sensitivity analysis and explanations Collaborative planning and scenario sharing Decision recommendations This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces you to the IBM ILOG® Optimization Decision Manager (ODM) Enterprise. This decision-support application provides the capabilities you need to take full advantage of optimization technology. Applications built with IBM ILOG ODM Enterprise can help users create, compare, and understand planning or scheduling scenarios. They can also adjust any of the model inputs or goals, and fully understanding the binding constraints, trade-offs, sensitivities, and business options. This book enables business analysts, architects, and administrators to design and use their own operational decision management solution.
Create strong IT governance processes In the current business climate where a tremendous amount of importance is being given to governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), the concept of IT governance is becoming an increasingly strong component. Executive's Guide to IT Governance explains IT governance, why it is important to general, financial, and IT managers, along with tips for creating a strong governance, risk, and compliance IT systems process. Written by Robert Moeller, an authority in auditing and IT governance Practical, no-nonsense framework for identifying, planning, delivering, and supporting IT services to your business Helps you identify current strengths and weaknesses of your enterprise IT governance processes Explores how to introduce effective IT governance principles with other enterprise GRC initiatives Other titles by Robert Moeller: IT Audit, Control, and Security and Brink's Modern Internal Auditing: A Common Body of Knowledge There is strong pressure on corporations to have a good understanding of their IT systems and the controls that need to be in place to avoid such things as fraud and security violations. Executive's Guide to IT Governance gives you the tools you need to improve systems processes through IT service management, COBIT, and ITIL.
Oee Guide to Smart Manufacturing
Author: Jill O'Sullivan, Theresa Nick, Sandy Abraham
Publisher: Dmmsi, Associates Incorporated
U.S. manufacturing is still facing unprecedented challenges - but a bright future lies ahead for those companies that are able to maintain innovative capacity. Cutting-edge Shop Floor Management technology and systems are finding its way up and down the production line, eliminating the "disconnectivity" in the manufacturing value chain that need to be eliminated as organizations embark on the Smart Manufacturing journey to synchronize, automate and optimize the physical and digital processes. These trends require the modern manufacturing business to undergo a fundamental transformation. The road to competitive success in manufacturing is not only paved with advanced equipment and technology to improve production effectiveness - it is also a necessity to alter the organizations' mindset to allow meaningful change to take place on the Shop Floor. To set manufacturing operations apart from competition the impact of Manufacturing 4.0 technologies on the business must be understood, in order to successfully utilize results calculated in metrics such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).