Portugal, September 30th, 2009 The right solution for Manufacturing Operations was released by Critical Manufacturing. cmNavigo is the only known Rich Internet Manufacturing Solutions Application for the high-tech market of semiconductor, solar and electronics
Being a compelling interactive application, that serves all levels of manufacturing stake-holders:
“Having so many years of experience in the production and automation industry“, says Reiner Missale, CEO of Critical Manufacturing, ” we know in and out the pain-points of the industry, what the gaps of the available systems are and the best way to provide the right solution for the users“.
With no installation required, cmNavigo has a multi-threaded responsive web interface, is accessible from the production line, from the office, or from anywhere else in the world, allows changing the language in run-time and has interactive, customizable and shareable working areas, which include data-sets, actions, warnings, charts, images and video. “cmNavigo goes beyond traditional Manufacturing Execution Systems. It encompasses a true integration and productivity framework, a Graphical User Interface extensible platform and an Analytics and Manufacturing Intelligence platform“, says Francisco Almada Lobo, COO and responsible for Product Development at Critical Manufacturing.
“Production processes in the High Tech industry require particularly comprehensive, flexible and reliable software” explains Reiner Missale. “All information on material, processes, resources, containers, extent of utilization etc., must be immediately available at any time; therefore flexible modeling solutions are required. This is exactly what’s provided by Critical Manufacturing’s cmNavigo.”
“All available market solutions have their weaknesses“, stresses Henrique Pereira, VP of Services. “The consequence is the need for additional changes and constant add-on programming – a not insignificant cost driver for the concerned customers, who are continuously focused on continuously lowering the manufacturing costs.”
“Additionally, cmNavigo introduces Rich Internet Application (RIA) graphical user interface, a breakthrough for industrial environments, enabling full access to all rich-feature functions through a web browser“, says Francisco Almada Lobo. “This is extremely interesting even for smaller and middle enterprises as expensive purchase and complex installations of the software are unnecessary and can be offered as complete ‘software as a service’“.
cmNavigo has proven its value proposition already. In a pilot installation at one of the biggest solar cell manufacturers worldwide, the software was implemented and accepted within 3 months from project start, with excellent user satisfaction.
Critical Manufacturing is part of the Critical Group, a private group of companies founded in 1998 to provide solutions for mission and business critical information systems, operating a CMMI Level 3 and ISO9001 Quality System.
Critical Manufacturing is based on an experienced services team coming from Critical Group, and established a product team of individuals with more than 10 years experience in high-tech manufacturing. The company comprises over 80 people, with its headquarters and main technical centre in Portugal and additional facilities in Germany and China.