From the MES application and industry 4.0 technologies to an intelligent connection between
Product development, production, logistics and customers are expected to make a significant contribution to digitization worldwide.
The expectations for industry 4.0 are high. The characterizing features of German production systems - flexibility, quality, and stability - can be lifted to a new level by modern software architectures.
Due to the ability to detect extensive and diverse data and information in an MES, the MES forms the data hub enabling horizontal integration. Information on the shop floor is recorded, processed, and suitably provided to the higher-level software system.
This creates transparency about current and upcoming orders as well as resource states.
Further functions are the management of order lists, bills of material, and recipes, as well as production planning, production control, production controlling, business intelligence, workflow management, maintenance, and quality management.