Schneider Electric implements Actvcontent’s automated manufacturing execution system
September 17, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
September 17, 2018 – Schneider Electric has implemented manufacturing software and automation company Actvcontent’s automated manufacturing execution system (AMES).
The AMES is a SaaS platform that can link multiple data sources needed to run a factory and provide real-time visualization of the factory and communication during production. As operators and quality inspectors finish tasks, they can flag any issue and track repairs through the app or console. The user can also build automated triggers to streamline key parts of the manufacturing process.
“This is truly a turnkey MES solution,” says Nick Campbell, production manager at Schneider Electric. “It doesn’t take a large investment to set up as you just need to purchase mobile devices and have one or two admins at your plant to get started.”
“With the rise of Smart Manufacturing over the next few years, there’s a growing need for an application like Actvcontent that streamlines coordination between operations, engineering and management, ” says Brian Tessier, VP of global supply chain transformation at Schneider Electric.
Actvcontent’s new automation technology leapfrogs traditional MES. “We relied on separate platforms for engineering, design and operations that didn’t talk. Now our operators can access dynamic digital drawings for specific orders they’re working on through the Actvcontent app,” says Ryan Teter, manufacturing engineer at Schneider Electric. “Actvcontent’s visual factory floor shows us exactly where orders are and automatically highlights any concerns, issues or priorities.”
“Current MES solutions aren’t built to enable the next generation of industrial technology/innovation – we need systems that talk, are intelligent and reactive,” says Vikas Murali, CEO of Actvcontent.
The AMES solution is available immediately.