PORTO, Portugal – April 7, 2016 — Critical Manufacturing, a supplier of integrated manufacturing execution systems (MES) to empower operations of the global high-technology manufacturing industry, introduces cmNavigo 4.3. This release enhances the already comprehensive application set to deliver new functionality including new visual widgets for key performance indicators (KPIs), shift planning for management and mapping for complex products such as semiconductor wafers.
These support even more of the central tenants of the Industry 4.0 vision: lower costs, better utilization of resources, and management and traceability at an individual item level. Previous versions already supported decentralization, horizontal and vertical integration, connectivity, sensing, mobile, and advanced analytics for Industry 4.0.
Major new functions in this release include:
cmNavigo 4.3 also includes enhancements to dispatching, maintenance, material tracking, reporting and analytics, resource tracking, scheduling, SPC and to the core system framework for greater flexibility.
“As advanced manufacturers adopt Industry 4.0 and other transformational business visions, they must be able to manage to the individual product level and ensure that skilled human resources are used wisely. They must visualize performance at a glance to make rapid decisions in a fast-changing environment. Our product has not only the architecture to support Industry 4.0, but also the functions to support automated and agile operations,” said João Cortez, Product Manager at Critical Manufacturing. “This new functionality will help manufacturers improve the operational performance of current business and move into new offerings for their customers.”
cmNavigo 4.3 software is available now for implementation in semiconductor manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, medical device manufacturing and other manufacturing enterprises throughout the world. Critical Manufacturing’s highly acclaimed service teams support clients with their deep background in advanced information technology, business intelligence, migration from legacy MES systems, and greenfield installations.