Vishay, a Fortune 100 company, has grown by acquisition and now manufacturers one of the world’s largest portfolios of semiconductors and passive electronic components. The breadth of products is beneficial to customers, but the internal result has been enormous diversity and complexity in the IT landscape, processes and ways of working.
Vishay embarked on a program to standardize and harmonize systems across over 30 plants, and in 2018, began moving towards a single Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Their analysis showed that core MES functionality could replace over 50 systems, not including quality, scheduling, or maintenance, which the new MES can also provide.
Read this case study to learn how the implementation of Critical Manufacturing MES, at a multi-line plant in the US, is helping Vishay to become more cost-effective and efficient and accelerate their progress towards Industry 4.0.