Intelligent Manufacturing Execution System (MES) interacting with IIoT platforms proves itself in the automotive industry 4.0
iTAC: MES meets IIoT in the Automotive sector
iTAC Software AG supplies a core element for digitalizing value creation processes with
its industry 4.0 capable Manufacturing Execution System (MES). The
iTAC.MES.Suite can be interlocked and integrated with other existing
cooperating systems. The MES can also be used in combination with the leading
IIoT platforms. The results are innovative application scenarios such as
predictive maintenance and analytics models for sectors like the automotive
industry, which depend on automated, transparent and efficient manufacturing
processes in order to remain competitive.
Car manufacturers and suppliers are under
high competitive pressure and must fulfill ever-increasing demands. High innovation
speed, growing demand for diversity of individual components in vehicles and
high compliance requirements from the OEMs set the pace. Full transparency, safety
and efficiency as well as increasing levels of automation are vital.
The iTAC.MES.Suite contributes to
networking, automation and analyses of production processes. Interacting with
the IIoT platforms from leading suppliers such as ADAMOS, Microsoft Azure, AWS,
IBM Bluemix etc. complete data analytics and predictive maintenance scenarios
can be created. Using corresponding analytics models, useful information and
measures for production can be gathered.
useful structured and unstructured data
The basic version of the MES includes functionalities
such as production planning (APS), production management, quality management,
materials and logistics, traceability, business intelligence and add-on
services. The iTAC.MES.Suite supplies so-called structured data from the MES
data room (order data, material data, serial numbers etc.). The MES also
guarantees continual flow of information to ensure transparency and evaluation
of production processes based on standardized and customer-specific KPIs.
Combined with the IIoT platforms, which save so-called
unstructured data as sensor data (e.g. vibration, temperature etc.),
intelligent complete solutions can be realized. Together with the analytics
function from iTAC it is possible to create individual use cases for specific
requirements within the automotive industry and other sectors.
“Car manufacturers today are required to bring their
new developments onto the market as quickly as possible – and in the best
quality. Industry 4.0 technologies like our MES together with IIoT solutions
support manufacturers to achieve their targets,” explains Peter Bollinger, CEO
of iTAC Software AG.