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In modern factories time is an important factor for increasing in efficiency. Every interruption decrease the time for efficient production. Additional to unplanned interruptions, set-up times provide an important starting point for the optimization. Here, a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) supports proven lean methods. © GITO Verlag. Source


Today, everybody knows: Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) increase transparency and efficiency in production. But, what part will modern MES play in future? What challenges do MES already meet today and how will the requirements change in respect to "integrated industry" (Industrie 4.0)? © GITO Verlag. Source


According to a survey by Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) almost half of manufacturing industries sees potentials for energy savings of over 10% in the production environment. Also the Federal Government has recognized this situation and took measures to motivate producing companies for energy saving. Tax concessions according to Electricity Tax Law or a reduced EEG apportionment will be grant only to those, who has implemented an energy management system in accordance to DIN EN ISO 50001 just until 2013. 53 © GITO Verlag. Source


Everyone is talking about Industry 4.0 - not only specialised media. Forwardlooking strategies with focus on decentralised production control generate new requirements on manufacturing-IT. This leads to the need to extend existing system concepts and standards - especially in the field of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). For this purpose, the term "MES 4.0" describes a concept for the MES of the future. © GITO Verlag. Source


Kletti J.,MPDV Mikrolab GmbH
Productivity Management | Year: 2010

Disturbances can easily cause less than optimal production processes in everyday operations of manufacturing businesses and thereby create a competitive disadvantage. When production occurs as a fast closed loop, many weak points can be easily identified or predicted. MES-systems provide a realtime image of the production, so that disturbances can be recognized efficiently and their effects can be competently eliminated. © GITO-Verlag. Source

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