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Epicor Advanced MES for Epicor ERP

Epicor Advanced MES for Epicor ERP

Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Staying competitive isn’t easy in today’s evolving manufacturing space. How do you increase

efficiency and reduce costs while still complying with your customers’ requirements? That’s

where the Epicor® Advanced MES for Epicor® ERP comes in. Advanced MES utilizes Industry 4.0 technology on the shop floor — such as cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors - to help you gain the competitive advantage you need — both now and in the future.

Epicor ERP manufacturers use Advanced MES to improve quality, reduce scrap, help ensure

on-time delivery, and boost production throughput. It’s all about improving production

execution and performance efficiency to gain a competitive advantage. How do you make

more without more assets? Uncover and eliminate downtime to make more parts or cut costs.

Epicor Advanced MES can improve profitability by helping you find more capacity.

Epicor Advanced MES collects data directly from equipment and operators on the shop

floor in real-time, minimizing inaccurate and time-consuming manual data collection. With

information instantly in your hands, you can anticipate and solve production problems before they happen. Real-time insight helps you pinpoint critical issues, reduce waste, and improve quality and customer service. Everyone in the plant and throughout the business can take action to improve manufacturing performance.

📌 Production Monitoring

– Machine integration using OPC or IoT sensors

– Automatic data collection

– Monitor uptime/downtime

– Monitor actual cycle times and scrap

📌 Energy Monitoring

– Monitor and analyze energy

consumption by machine, job,

shift, or product

– Understand maintenance

and quality in the context of

energy consumption

– Analyze direct energy required

to produce any item.

📌 Planning and Scheduling

– Visual production scheduling and planning for machines and tools

– Automatic schedule adjustments

– Kanban scheduling.

– Labour and material requirements forecasting.

– Machine capacity planning.

– Tool conflicts.

📌 Quality Management

– Automated process monitoring and parameter violation alarms

– Automatic part qualification/rejection

– Statistical process control (SPC)

– Statistical quality control (SQC)

– Monitor every cycle and every

machine 24/7

📌 Continuous Improvement (CI) Integration

– Lean

– Six Sigma®

– Theory of constraints (TOC)

– Total productive maintenance (TPM)

– Common and custom CI metrics

– OEE, asset utilization, and capacity utilization

– Meantime between failures (MBTF)

– Minor stops per runtime hour (MS/RH)

– Meantime to repair (MTTR)

– Root cause factors

Deployment Choice—On-Premises

📌 Visibility, Reporting, and Analysis

Automated overall equipment

effectiveness (OEE)

– Accurate, consistent

efficiency metrics

– Production metrics—from

machine to enterprise

– Downtime and scrap analysis

– Operator labour and productivity

visual root-cause indicators

– Real-time screens and views

📌 Maintenance Management

– Preventative maintenance

for machines, tools, and

auxiliary assets

– Generate automatic

MRO tasks

– Schedules maintenance

around production

– Rules-based maintenance

based on runtime, cycles,

or time

– Real-time alerts and reports

📌 Monitoring, Data, and Communications

– Get alerts about

production and machine

monitoring issues

– Accelerate issue response

and resolution

– Operator help calls with

automatic notifications

– Automated alerts,

messaging, and escalation

– Automated monitoring for

process parameters

Business Architecture

– Accepts digital and analogue machine signals directly

from sensors or PLCs or via OPC-compliant PLCs

– Includes a template specific to plastics, metals, rubber,

and related industries, with complex capabilities like

active cavity tracking and family molding

– Microsoft® Windows Server® and Microsoft SQL

Server® (current versions)

– Open architecture for interfacing to business systems

– Out-of-the-box bi-directional interface to Epicor ERP

“It’s hard to overstate how vital Advanced MES is. It doesn’t

solve our problems for us, but you have to know you have

a problem before you can solve it. Advanced MES helps us

focus our decisions and resources. That’s absolutely key.”

—Sam Mahon, Production Control Manager | Chrysler


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