Global Deployment Strategy

Readiness Assessments

To measure what you need to do, you first need to know where you are. The better you understand the direction and content of the journey – the roadmap – the smother the trip will be. The best way to understand where you are is to measure yourself – against your competition and industry standards. You will want to:
  • Compare your performance metrics against industry standards
  • Identify strong and weak business areas
  • Highlight best practices for input into your roadmap
  • Use historical averages of reported benefits to quantify the impact to your business
  • Use the output from above to substantiate the business case
  • Now build a vision and roadmap, as part of your cost-benefit analysis
You will also need to educate your leadership, to know where they are and to start them moving forward. Hold workshops for leaders in your organization, covering:
  • What is needed for a successful implementation
  • Performance benefits of an MES
  • Highlight best practices for input into your roadmap

Deployment Cycles

Establishing a suitable integration strategy for all sites is key for manufacturers seeking to enhance visibility and take steps necessary for improving operational efficiency and reducing production cycle times. In general, most organizations when deploying MES tend to follow a classic project planning, methodology involving design, configuration, testing, deployment and the post-go-live maintenance lifecycle.

Global Solution Testing & Validation Strategy

When moving from a paper-based manufacturing system to an electronic one, it is critical not to blindly map from one medium to the other. There may be inherent inefficiencies in the process that will result, whether your organization uses a paper or an electronic system. Thus, an MES implementation offers an opportunity for process improvement and optimization by converting all paper-based records to electronic records, reducing human error, increasing data accuracy and reducing the cycle time for batch manufacturing.

MES Mfg. Maturity Model

The capability maturity model is a set of structured levels that describe how well the behaviors, practices and processes of a manufacturing organization can reliably and sustainably produce required products, on time, with the highest quality, using well-maintained equipment. The higher the maturity level, the  more efficient the organization, the fewer errors and mistakes made, and the fewer systemic problems in manufacturing operations exist. The maturity model will help organizations determine where they could apply efforts in order ot move up in productivity and efficienc