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The Virtual Commissioning of MES

Track: Partner Sessions

Session Number: 170163
Date: Wed, May 10th, 2017
Time: 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: 109

Description:

The Virtual Commissioning of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Information technology has been playing a larger role in manufacturing with a trending increase in companies deploying some type of software solution to help improve their production process. Many of these solutions have evolved into what is called Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for production automation. The typical purpose of these systems is to cut waste, increase quality and monitor production processes while still increasing throughput. Although MES systems offer a tremendous amount of value, one of the most difficult aspects of achieving those benefits is having a successful implementation. There are several risks and factors to be considered when commissioning an MES system. However, one of the most critical aspects is the integration of MES with automation, ERP and other manufacturing-dependent systems.

This presentation will explore the power of Siemens Tecnomatix Plant Simulation in overcoming those integration challenges and helping companies achieve a smooth transition into the world of MES. Although there are many simulation packages on the market, Plant Simulation offers a distinct advantage in its powerful integration capabilities. By leveraging these capabilities, companies can simulate their manufacturing processes and prepare their systems for upcoming changes. These preparations can be with virtual commissioning PLCs for new logic to communicate with MES, changes to ERP systems to receive new information flows, or any other system that may need to send or receive data from MES. By simulating these processes in preparation for a commissioning, companies can significantly reduce the risk and ensure a successful go-live for their new MES system.

Session Type: Partner Session
Cross-Listed Tracks: Manufacturing Operations User Connection

Related Industry: All Industries
Learning Objectives: 1. How is Plant Simulation used in virtual commissioning?
2. What are the most difficult aspects of commissioning manufacturing IT projects?
3. What is the connection between MES and Plant Simulation models?
Applicable Software: SIMATIC IT, Tecnomatix
Pre-requisites: Basic MES Knowledge
Session Type: Partner Session
Cross-Listed Tracks: Manufacturing Operations User Connection

Related Industry: All Industries
Learning Objectives: 1. How is Plant Simulation used in virtual commissioning?
2. What are the most difficult aspects of commissioning manufacturing IT projects?
3. What is the connection between MES and Plant Simulation models?
Applicable Software: SIMATIC IT, Tecnomatix
Pre-requisites: Basic MES Knowledge