The journey to operational excellence in manufacturing is a constant pursuit of efficiency, quality and adaptability. In today’s dynamic landscape, manufacturers need a robust digital backbone to achieve these goals. This is where a powerful combination of four key technologies comes into play: 

  1. Manufacturing execution systems: The MES acts as the central nervous system of your shop floor, capturing real-time production data, managing workflows and ensuring adherence to quality standards. 
  2. Manufacturing intelligence: MI tools transform the raw data collected by MES into actionable insights. By analyzing trends and identifying bottlenecks, manufacturers can make data-driven decisions to optimize production processes. 
  3. Quality management systems: A QMS helps maintain consistent product quality throughout the manufacturing life cycle. It facilitates defect tracking, nonconformance management and continuous improvement initiatives. 
  4. Advanced planning and scheduling: An APS system optimizes production planning by considering factors like material availability, machine capacity and lead times. This ensures smoother production flows and on-time deliveries. 

“The journey to operational excellence in manufacturing is a constant pursuit of efficiency, quality and adaptability. In today's dynamic landscape, manufacturers need a robust digital backbone to achieve these goals.”

The low-code advantage

While these key technologies are powerful individually, their true potential is unlocked when they work together seamlessly. However, traditional enterprise software implementations can be complex, time-consuming and expensive. This is where low-code development platforms come in. 

Low-code platforms offer user-friendly interfaces that allow manufacturers to build custom applications without extensive coding expertise. This empowers them to:  

  • Integrate disparate systems: Effortlessly connect MES, BI, QMS and APS to create a unified data ecosystem. Real-time data flows freely between systems, providing a holistic view of production processes. 
  • Build custom workflows: Tailor applications to fit specific needs. For example, manufacturers can create automated alerts for quality deviations or develop dashboards that display key performance indicators (KPIs) for real-time decision-making. 
  • Empower local developers: Enable less-experienced business users to build basic applications that address their specific challenges, fostering innovation and agility. 

The path to excellence 

Here’s how manufacturers can leverage this tech stack to achieve operational excellence: 

  1. Data-driven decision making: Integrate MES with BI to turn production data into actionable insights. Identify areas for improvement, optimize resource allocation and predict potential bottlenecks. 
  2. Real-time quality control: Utilize the QMS to monitor production in real time, allowing for immediate corrective actions and defect prevention. 
  3. Optimized production planning: Integrate APS with MES to create a dynamic production schedule that adapts to real-time changes in demand and material availability. 
  4. Continuous improvement: Leverage data insights from manufacturing intelligence software to identify areas for process improvement. Foster a culture of continuous improvement by empowering employees to suggest and implement changes. 

Outperform the competition with low-code MOM  

With this comprehensive MOM system, manufacturers can create an effective digital ecosystem that promotes growth and competitiveness. This integrated system promotes real-time data visibility, streamlines workflows and enables fact-based decision-making. Results? Better efficiency, better quality, and more agile and competitive production. 

At Eviden, I’m on a team of manufacturing industry experts who work closely with clients to understand their unique needs and business challenges. Then we help them implement the best systems for their needs. In the last few months, we have implemented robust MOM systems for global manufacturers to help them improve operational efficiency and become more competitive. 

Find out what MOM systems can do for your business. Eviden can deliver operational excellence for your organization.