As solar technology begins to achieve widespread adoption, manufacturers who can meet the special needs of customers in this industry are rewarded with explosive demand for solar modules and systems.
Increased worldwide competition, rapidly-developing technologies, and a demand for increased speed to market make this industry challenging to serve. Add to that, customer investment in solar is a high-dollar proposition, with ROI that runs into years, and only the highest quality product will meet market expectations.
To succeed, solar manufacturers must gain firm control of production quality parameters while maintaining the flexibility to keep up with changes in the industry.
Critical Manufacturing MES is a manufacturing intelligence platform fine-tuned to the needs of the solar industry, including mono- and polycrystalline and thin-film PV manufacturing processes. It enables users to respond to technological advancements that will improve product efficiency and drive down the cost per module.
|Capture data from multiple sources to integrate R&D, quality, and other enterprise systems’ data into a comprehensive view of what’s working|
|Catalog issues with drill-down capabilities and standardized response scenarios|
|Integrate with meta-data based Business and Analytics layers|
|Achieve full traceability of raw materials and finished goods|
Critical Manufacturing MES is easy to implement and provides process insights to help improve consistency, unleash supply chain visibility, and improve yield all while allowing you to lower overall TCO. It includes a complete set of easily configurable and smoothly integrated modules fulfilling the most challenging Agility, Visibility and Reliability requirements.
Agility: Improve yield, reduce cycle time and respond to changing technology requirements with a flexible, industry-specific MES
Visibility: Improve online visibility and access to operational intelligence to maintain control of costs, reduce downtime, and manage raw and finished materials, and keep improving products and processes
Reliability: Improve traceability and process control to achieve aggressive customer quality demands and improve product longevity