Progressive manufacturing companies use digital tools to gain visibility into the smallest details of product development and business operations. But it is also important to see the big picture. Creating a virtual equivalent of design and manufacturing requires a holistic, virtual approach to Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM).
MOM solutions enable rich visual advantages for orchestrating people, plants, and equipment processes to improve collaboration, achieve real-time visibility, and sustain operational excellence across a global operation. Our solutions will tightly synchronize global manufacturing operations and supply chain networks.
The enterprise perspective
Manufacturers can use MOM to gain competitive advantage for:
- Enable rapid response to planned and unexpected change
- Provide end-to-end, real-time visibility, control, and synchronization across plant floor operations, throughout the enterprise, and across the product supply network
- Tightly integrate the digital world of planning and design to the real world of execution.
- This portfolio is designed with the reality of multiple business systems; it works closely with EPR and PLM systems to help you manage, govern, and continuously improve operations.
Visibility into communications and processes
Manufacturing on a global scale requires streamlined communications that deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. MOM delivers the information needed for advanced planning, production capacity analysis, Work-in-Progress (WIP), inventory turns, and standard lead times. It manages the various interdependencies of production, providing a “single version of truth” as an enterprise-wide system of record.
Manufacturers can establish a common set of operational standards that can be managed holistically while still being continuously improved to meet local needs. Once in place, the portfolio can help accelerate new product introduction, increase the ability to design and build anywhere, and establish real-time visibility across both the enterprise and the supply chain. These advantages are key to expanding into new markets, growing revenue, and improving efficiency.
What about MES?
Traditional Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) aim to control a factory’s production capabilities and collect real-time data. The goal is optimization of the production lifecycle. These systems are often unique to each factory and lack the ability to drive consistent experience across a global network of plants.
A comprehensive MOM approach goes beyond traditional MES. It reaches across manufacturing organizations to deliver enterprise-wide control over quality, production, warehousing, maintenance, and all other primary operations. It drives collaboration and synchronization of data, communications, and operations on a global scale. Research by Dassault Systemes shows that companies taking the MOM approach to factory management achieve from 2% to 5% better operating margins than factories using traditional MES. Having uniform data management collection and use from all operational processes in all locations provides the ability to better manage and synchronize the organization.