Manufacturing Execution System examples

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software are software solutions used in manufacturing industries to manage and monitor various aspects of the production process. There are several popular MES systems available in the market, and their popularity may change over time as new solutions emerge. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are both […]

Analytics in manufacturing execution systems

Analytics plays a crucial role in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) by helping organizations gain valuable insights from the vast amount of data generated on the shop floor. To leverage analytics effectively in MES, it’s essential to have a data strategy in place, including data collection, storage, and integration with other systems (e.g., ERP, CRM). Additionally, […]

Industries with naturally large batch sizes

Data driven analytics applications are especially valuable in production processes with naturally large batch sizes. This is because analytics, in the form of e.g. intelligent scheduling decision engines, aids efficient resource allocation and utilization – directly improving operational results. Naturally, large batch sizes occurs in production processes with naturally economies of scale, i.e. high setup […]

Lot size dependent warehousing costs

There are several types of warehouse-related operational costs that are affected by production lot sizes. As I demonstrated in my recent simulation study report for a enameled copper wire production process, lot size and batch size optimization is an important aspect of operational cost optimization. This is especially true for process industry with continuous processes […]

Wire production batch / lot size optimization

Enamelled copper wire is used for eletromagentic applications. It thus has a wide range of applications and is of great importance, as well as it offered in many different configurations (diameter, enamelling configurations, spool dimensions, etc.). Enamelled copper wire is produced in a two phase production process. First, the wire is drawn down to required […]