MES software - Manufacturing Execution System

What's a MES software ?

MES (Manufacturing Execution System) software in an IT tool whose primary objective is to collect all production data in real time in order to optimize the monitoring and industrial processes' management.
Thanks to the centralization and orchestration of this data, the MES software will be able to deliver all the relevant information (performance indicators, product traceability, conformity checks, operating methods' monitoring, preventive maintenance, etc.) to enable the manufacturer to continuously optimize its production activities and to be responsive to market developments.

COOX : the Heart of Smart Factory

COOX : the Heart of Smart Factory

The COOX MES software (Manufacturing Execution System) or MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) is the heart of the smart factory. It allows you to control and optimize all stages of production, from manufacturing orders from ERP or your management system, to storage or shipping of products. The COOX MES software also makes it possible to control the performance of your installations through performance and quality indicators such as OEE.
Connected to your ERP, COOX (COllaborative Operation & eXecution) collects all your production data in real time. 

They are then analyzed to allow you to plan your production, control quality, obtain the traceability of your products and operations, follow your own performance indicators to react and anticipate breakdowns and hazards in your production instead of suffering them.
Thanks to its innovative modeling technology, the COOX MES software adapts to any type of industrial process and any installation configuration. The models (equipment, operations, etc.) are reusable on one or more sites. They contribute to the speed of deployment and the robustness of the applications.

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COOX 8 offers access to the latest innovations in terms of digitizing operations with multimedia contextual help for operators. Of course, the fundamentals of COOX such as the systematic traceability of both manual and automatic operations and the modeling of installations are still required.

The functional improvements cover all areas and include in particular:

  • Entry of stops and optimized rejects
  • Detailed analysis of indicators and real-time performance monitoring
  • Digitization of assisted operations
  • New customizable app template
  • Traceability of manual or automatic operations

In short, you will have understood that the new COOX 8 version combines all the advantages to allow you to control your process with flexibility and precision.

What issues does the COOX MES software respond to?

From the management view
  • I would like more up-to-date information than what my ERP gives me
  • What is the actual production today? Does it correspond to the objectives?
  • What is the actual cost price of our products?
  • Are the figures transmitted in the reporting reliable?
From a quality service point of view
  • Are we compliant with the regulations?
  • How to improve our various quality indicators? Can we achieve zero waste?
  • Are we faithful to the customer's specifications?
  • Are all procedures followed?
From a production point of view
  • Is the production in line with the objectives?
  • How many people do i need to ensure the planned production?
  • Who would be available to launch an exceptional production?
  • If we order it, will we meet the deadlines for other orders?
From a maintenance point of view
  • What is the number and duration of my equipment failure?
  • How to reduce the most penalizing breakdowns?
  • I need to schedule a preventive maintenance shutdown, when is the best time to do it?
  • What is the intervention team on Wednesday?
From the operator's point of view
  • Am i behind in my production?
  • What must I do now?
  • Can i spend less time filling out worksheets?
  • I would like to be guided in delicate operations
From a purchasing point of view
  • What is the outstanding stock?
  • We broke up yesterday, what are the reasons?
  • Have we already started the last shipment ordered?
  • When should I place the order for the next production?
  • The supplier tells me a day late, is it annoying for us?

Features delivered by the COOX MES software

Quality, an essential component of production monitoring, is a transverse function that operates from the receipt of raw materials to the delivery of products. Multi-level Quality controls Quality rate and performance in real-time Continuous improvement

In order to guarantee the quality of their products and comply with increasingly demanding legislation, industries must have now an effective product traceability. Containers and transfers modeling Systematic traceability of material flows Detailed genealogy of batches and used equipments

Production orders will allow to sequence the manufacture according to the orders to be delivered. Import from ERP Launching and monitoring production orders Automatic management of resource allocation

Transmitted by the ERP or the  production management  to the MES software, production orders can also be created directly. Planning production orders Control of their execution Real-time visualization of production phases

Perfect visibility on material flows, whether raw materials or products : an essential stake for production. Comprehensive tracking of batches Immediate identification of their location Optimal inventory management

Production monitoring or MES functions do not replace the management of the company's personnel, but provide the necessary information for the assignment of personnel on the workstations and their management as a production resource. Better resource management Control of the execution time of operations Optimization of the actual manufacturing cost of products
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