We don’t have to tell you how challenging managing your manufacturing operation is. From deciding what machines to run and whether they are running fast or slow, to what resources are available and what is causing downtime or losses, the number of day-to-day factors that need to be considered can seem overwhelming. And to add to this challenge, all too often the information required to make these decisions is held across multiple sales, planning and production databases or spreadsheets. Or, worse still, locked inside the heads of just a small number of people.
But there is now a way for manufacturers to overcome these hurdles and become more efficient and competitive. SYSPRO’s new MOM solution provides a real-time link between the shop floor, the core ERP system and a business’ management. By improving visibility of the shop floor through employee and machine tracking, MOM equips customers with invaluable information so they can plan more accurately, reduce lead times and loss and maximise the ‘up time’ of machines.
As my colleague Paulo De Matos, Chief Product Officer at SYSPRO, said recently: “Our manufacturing customers are working in a landscape dominated by a rapid evolution of information requirements and it’s no longer acceptable to hunt for information, or wade through reams of hardcopy reports, trying to spot a pattern that can improve operations.”
So how, you may ask, will MOM help to optimise manufacturing operations and help UK manufacturers become far more efficient and competitive? Designed as a module, MOM connects to customers’ existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Product lifecycle management (PLM) system to offer a unique level of delivery, cost and quality control of manufacturing operations. It has been designed specifically with job shop, batch production, production line and mixed mode environments in mind.
Alongside a strong ERP system, the MOM module offers enhanced functionality that enables manufacturers to
- Measure performance to drive toward world-class standards of operation for overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), total effective equipment performance (TEEP) and overall labour effectiveness (OLE)
- Increase productivity and lower costs by minimising loss within the business
- Optimise operational efficiencies through better workflow of core manufacturing activities: schedule, publish, collect, track, analyse and improve
- Connect machines and other devices to digitize the factory, in line with Industry 4.0, and gain competitive advantage
Our aim for MOM, as with NexSys’s entire suite of products and solutions, is to enable our customers’ manufacturing process to operate at optimum levels, giving them complete visibility of all their operations and empowering them for growth. The benefits of combining an ERP system, such as SYSPRO, with the MOM module are manifold: improving the speed of delivering to customers, controlling labour and machine costs, reducing downtime and bottlenecks, measuring and improving product quality, as well as increasing productivity and output. It’s little wonder that MOM is already generating a lot of interest from SYSPRO customers world-wide.