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Manufacturing Execution Software Solutions For Your Production Facility

Combine Our Web-Based Solution With Barcode or RFID Tracking

Plant managers and floor managers need access to high-level operational data to make real time decisions that impact efficiency and the bottom line. MASS Group's Traceability Made Easy Manufacturing Execution Software solution is the key to complete operational control and visibility. No matter the size of your company – small, local business to enterprise manufacturing plant, our open-architecture, web-based solution can be scaled and customized to meet your needs. Now your shop floor personnel, managers and executives can access the same information in real time to:

  • Track, Trace & Manage Production Work Flow
  • Optimize Production Scheduling
  • Understand Route Control
  • Obtain At-A-Glance Work-In-Process Data & Materials Genealogy
  • Understand Equipment Utilization
  • Monitor Quality Control
  • Report Efficiency Gains In All Aspects Of Production

Integrating Barcode & RFID Technology

Our TME MES solution integrates the latest Barcode, RFID, UID and Direct Parts Marking technology to enable plant managers and floor personnel to gain real time data to produce analytic reports with ease. By having a database of equipment, parts, raw materials and more, you'll be able to boost efficiency on the production line along with being able to respond quickly to equipment failure and/or product recalls, achieving compliance to regulatory agencies.

Understand The Scope Of TME MES Features & Benefits

TME Manufacturing Execution Software is a single, cost-effective platform that enables your business to consolidate complex data while simultaneously coordinating manufacturing processes, equipment and personnel. Maximize your resources and boost productivity by creating a leaner manufacturing process. Read the features and benefits of TME MES below.

WIP Tracking

Monitor Work-In-Process data at each defined step in the production cycle. Leveraging barcode or RFID technology, you can easily collect and report on plant-wide information simultaneously, such as:

  • What products are entering each phase of production.
  • Raw materials inputs and inventory levels.
  • Lots-on-hold, reworks and scrap information.
  • Reduce WIP cycle times, increasing productivity, quality and yield.
  • Control production/operations scheduling.
  • Enable rule-based flexible routing with multiple products, routes and revisions.
  • Monitor resource allocation & labor efficiency.
  • For food production, recipe management features create consistency.

Production Schedule Viewer

Manage work cells, work-in-process and adjust production schedules in real time based on delays or limited capacity. This tool will help you deliver high quality products on time, every time. Other features include:

  • Generation of realistic production sequences.
  • Analyzes the effects of schedule changes in real time.
  • Achieve Just-In-Time manufacturing & supply chain management.
  • Prioritize lots and batches to meet product delivery dates.
  • Maximize asset utilization.
  • Eliminate production bottlenecks with route optimization.
  • Reduce costs carried with warehousing excess inventory.

Rule-Based Flexible Routing

Ensure your work-in-process materials are at the right place at the right time. Set rules to manage rework and engineering change orders or other process demands, including:

  • Track production of multiple products and revisions, requiring simple or complex routes.
  • Utilize equipment efficiently to reduce scrap and improve output.
  • Scan subassemblies and consumables to verify assembly and packaging.
  • Monitor and route all inventory, receiving, production, assembly, quality control and operations through the entire production process.

Resource Allocation, Recipe Management, Labor Efficiency

  • Monitor your raw materials, consumption rates, labor and work-in-process inputs from one place.
  • Define standard production procedures and recipes for increased productivity and consistent product quality.
  • Accurately forecast labor, material and inventory requirements for current and future jobs.

Electronic Traveler

Go paperless and become more efficient with electronic traveler. The TME MES e-traveler follows the lot through each stage of production and optionally requires each operator to verify the work at his or her station is complete and ready for the next stage. This process enables you to:

  • Provide detailed information about the product and production process, increasing accuracy and quality output.
  • Utilized barcode and RFID technology to color code inputs and status reports with ease.

Data Collection

Manually or automatically collect data related to the manufacturing process. Collect and segment data based on:

  • Traceability
  • Performance
  • Quality
  • Production personnel
  • Work stations
  • Parts
  • Assemblies
  • Lot
  • Work Orders

Data is collected at multiple points, including from users, equipment, PLCs, test equipment and more. Managers can add custom calculations to data collected to generate charts and analysis reports. Further, you can boost insight with non-lot data collection, which is designed to collect data through the manufacturing process to provide insight into the infrastructure and variables that indirectly support production.

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Statistical Process Control (SPC/SQC)

Boost your quality and production controls with this valuable feature. Using proven algorithms, TME MES can help personnel minimize defects and production errors with ease. The results are reduction in waste, scrap, defects, cycle times, rework and costs. With this quality control component early detection and prevention can minimize:

  • Production errors.
  • Product recalls.
  • Negative brand exposure and PR.

The system includes:

  • Configurable data collection.
  • Customizable interfaces and data entry / import functionality
  • Customizable analysis and view options for the following:
    • Chart Types
    • Subgroup Sizes
    • Error conditions on Western Electric Control Limits
    • Query on selected date or subgroup ranges chart size
    • X Bar / Range X Bar / Sigma Individual X-Chart
    • Process Capability

Engineering Analysis

Engineering analysis can be used to identify more efficient methods of production and determine if current yields meets defined parameters. All data can be sorted and viewed in the engineering analysis window or in SPC Charts or Pareto Charts. You can create queries to view the data you need to make decisions to make your product better.

Traceability & Genealogy

With TME MES, every product is tracked down to the component level to detect defective components and incorrect tolerances so that they can be identified and eliminated.

All data is collected and managed through a powerful SQL database for the product's lifecycle. This provides genealogy and traceability information to meet compliance for commercial and governmental regulations, particularly for manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, food & beverage, and healthcare industries.

Metal and plastic parts can be permanently marked with UID serialization or 2D barcodes to provide detailed traceability throughout the supply chain. This data can be correlated with the data stored in TME MES for warranty claims, product returns, recalls and engineering analysis.

Inventory Management

TME Inventory Management provide real-time data on all inventory and assets used during the manufacturing process. From raw materials to finished goods, items can be tracked by serial number, lot number, batch, and job number. Shop-floor personnel can easily retrieve real-time data on available quantity, quantity consumption levels, location, and expiration dates to ensure optimal inventory levels, minimizing costs associated with insufficient stock or excess stock.

 TME's inventory tracking module also tracks non-lot consumables. Non-lot consumables are materials used during the manufacturing process, but due to testing, prototyping or defects are not counted as final product. Non-lot consumables may end up as samples or scrap.

See TME Inventory Management for more information.

Asset Management

With TME Asset Management, you can build and maintain a comprehensive record of key production equipment, tools, vehicles, HVAC, and more. You can track thousands of assets across multiple locations, such as storerooms, building, and even countries. TME integrates barcode and RFID tracking technology so that you can locate asset by serial number. You can easily track asset transfers, movements, locations, and any user-specified field.

See TME Asset Management for more information.

Maintenance Management & Equipment Utilization

TME MES seamlessly integrates TME CMMS to help you manage your key equipment and ensure that it operates at peak performance. Equipment availability and capacity can be determined based on real-time equipment status, allowing more efficient scheduling of production resources. CMMS provides preventative maintenance scheduling and work order management ensuring equipment is available for production when it is needed. Equipment utilization reporting also provides detailed information on all equipment used in a production facility.

See TME CMMS for more information on maintenance management solutions.

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

TME provides complete visibility and increased production efficiency for all equipment, assembly, and production operations in your facility.

TME tracks real-time data on equipment utilization and overall plant efficiency. By integrating your production and maintenance data, TME CMMS calculates OEE and tracks Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). OEE allows plant managers, operations managers, and production line managers to reduce setup and changeover time, reduce downtime, and boost productivity by collecting and analyzing OEE plant performance data directly from the plant floor.

Capabilities:

  • Generate OEE Reports
  • Collects data from multiple applications such as MES, PLC, equipment, manual input to provide a clear picture of plant OEE
  • Measures equipment availability & operational utilization

Quality Control and Product Grading

Product grades and defect codes can be assigned at predetermined stations to aid product quality control and determine yields. With the auto-grade function enabled, all work that passes preset parameters can automatically move to the next step. A lot can also be sent for rework or placed on hold. Split Lot allows a more efficient workflow on high demand products allowing for better utilization of available equipment.

Reports

TME MES reports are available through a web browser to all personnel on the production team. TME provides rich statistical reports to analyze genealogy and traceability, equipment maintenance, inventory, work orders, cycle times, production yield, and overall production performance.

Reports include detailed information on WIP data and other defined parameters that help visualize how changing equipment or processes in manufacturing can affect output levels, cycle time and product quality. Report on lots that have been scrapped or that are on hold and determine the reason why. Detailed equipment utilization and real-time equipment status are also included.

Types of reports include:

  • OEE Reports
  • Genealogy Reports
  • Traceability Reports
  • Production Reports
  • Yield Reports
  • Quality Reports
  • TME MES provides a multitude of customized reports for any type of data collected

Built-In Alerts and Notification Systems

Real-time data collection will immediately send notifications via emails or text messages when data goes out of specification. Lots can be put on hold at that time as well. Notifications can also be triggered by low inventory, future holds being reached, and equipment downtime events.

Contact Management

TME MES Contact Manager provides a convenient way to organize all your contacts, repair and maintenance contractors, suppliers, vendors, emergency numbers and personnel contacts from a centralized location.

Key Benefits:

  • Manage maintenance contracts more accurately
  • Track equipment repair response
  • Automatic vendor notification when equipment requires repair
  • Email alerts can be sent to maintenance personnel, managers, vendors, customers, etc.

Electronic Document Manager

TME MES enables you to upload and electronically manage ISO/QS/FDA requirements, equipment manuals, operational procedures, warranty documents, training manuals, shcedules, maintenance records, and emergency procedures from a centralized platform. This gives all shop-floor personnel fast, easy access to the most relevant information concerning appropriate protocol and procedures.

TME MES document manager handles almost any file type, including video and images. Employees can easily view a maintenance video on a specific asset to properly make repairs every time.

Compliance

TME MES supports compliance to ISO/QS/FDA requirements. Electronically uploading any requirements or regulations to TME's Document Manager ensures that all personnel have easy access to the right information at any time.

Integrates Barcode Technology (i.e. RFID, UID, 2D) and Laser or Inkjet Marking

1D, 2D, vision systems and RFID labels of Lots, Stations, Raw Materials, Serial Numbers and Assets can be scanned for instant entry into MES via fixed mount or hand held scanners.

Parts can be laser or inkjet marked with serial information at any time during manufacturing to provide better traceability, reduce keystrokes, and keying errors. Marks can be made directly on substrates, dies, or carriers and can be controlled directly from MES and printed in 2D and/or human readable.

Interfaces with 3rd party, external systems

MES integrates with supply chain management and ERP systems such as SAP, MAS, and SYSPRO. Import or export of data from third party programs such as Excel can save hours of manual input.

Easy-to-Use Web-based Software

TME is a cloud-based system allowing you to securely access vital information from any computer with a web browser or mobile device. TME software is deployed via the Internet (or Intranet), eliminating the need for costly IT infrastructure and delivering up-to-date upgrades to access the latest technology.

Mobile/Wireless Compatible

TME provides compatibility with tablet PCs, rugged PDAs and wireless area networks to improve repair response time, provide critical asset information in real-time for maintenance, inspection, repair, overhaul, and procedures.

Customer Support & Service Available 24/7

Expect exceptional customer support and service. Live, qualified technicians provide timely, effective assistance.

  • Detect defects and errors before they occur and improve quality control

  • Reduce waste, scrap, rework and increase cost-savings

  • Reduce cycle time and time-to-market

  • Move from reactive mode to a preventive and proactive maintenance program

  • Increase equipment lifecycle, utilization, RAM, and OEE

  • Identify root causes of asset downtime, and track equipment for repair and replacement

  • Accurately forecast labor and resources for current and future jobs

  • Track and maintain optimal supply levels for spare parts, replacements, and raw materials

  • Assign tasks to qualified maintenance personnel and track work order status through to completion

  • Increase employee communication, information sharing, and collaboration