The obsolescence of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) presents a huge challenge to fab IT departments. The following are some of the main issues manufacturers with legacy solutions face:
Altogether, if no action is taken, these issues translate into increased costs, increased risks and missed revenue. To address these challenges, Critical Manufacturing offers two areas of specialized services: Legacy MES enhancements and MES migration services.
Critical Manufacturing’s personnel have a unique combination of business and technical expertise, that make us the perfect partner for your legacy MES enhancement project.
Collect engineering data from equipment and load them into engineering databases or attach them to MES contexts
Extract, merge and load from different data sources into a single data warehouse or analysis system
Web or desktop based GUI’s, acting as thin presentation layer on top of the robust server-side
Planning, strategy & solution architecture
There are many reasons for replacing a working MES with a new MES. Industry 4.0 and an array of emerging digital technologies make the prospect of upgrading your MES attractive-taking advantage of new technologies; reducing a ‘hodgepodge’ of applications for a centrally-managed, cohesive application framework; and addressing hardware/software end of life issues with no migration path.
It’s crucial to the success of the migration to get all of the affected departments committed and engaged. That begins with creating a strategy that matches the organization’s character.
Migration itself is a very complex process where the following topics need to be considered
Critical Manufacturing's White Paper addresses the challenges for the global manufacturers that consider migration to a modern Manufacturing Execution System and helps them evaluate the business and operational drivers for MES replacement.Download White Paper
Critical Manufacturing’s resources have an invaluable experience in migrating MES solutions in running facilities with minimum production disruption and can assist you in this complex but extremely important process.