Multi-site Manufacturing Operations Management

A model-driven solution for fast-tracking MOM implementations across the enterprise

Quickly Achieve Full,
Enterprise-Scale Benefits

Manufacturing Operations Management results in proven gains in productivity, quality, cost savings and much else, but concerns about long implementation times have dissuaded some companies from achieving full, enterprise-scale benefits.

Wonderware MOM resolves this with a model-based approach that standardizes operational processes, equipment and activities, making MOM solutions available in weeks instead of months. Our clients report the following benefits:

  • Faster deployment of MES, workflow and batch management solutions across multiple sites
  • Lower cost of developing MES, workflow and batch management solutions through the use of proven templates and pre-populated fields
  • Greater freedom to refine operations around business strategies rather than the limitations of application development tools and constraints
  • Lower cost of software asset management
  • Improved ability to compare plant performance across sitesG
  • Greater business agility through unification of plant business processes and enterprise connectivity

Transforming the Enterprise

At the core of multi-site MOM is both a methodology and a process for execution.

Multi-site MOM depends on standardization of your processes—so that once an acceptable model is created, it can be adapted locally. This maintains enterprise consistency while respecting individual site nuances that must be maintained.

Standardize Interfaces, Applications and Functionality

Our methodology is based on templates that standardize interfaces, applications and functionality. These templates model equipment, processes and interfaces independently, simplifying adaptation to site-specific circumstances.

Our implementation teams or endorsed partners work with representative sites to analyze business processes and systems, model these in templates, and test the templates in pilot deployments. Once tested, localized versions are deployed at relevant locations.

Once the templates are approved, a site up can be up and running within weeks. Designed for reusability and standardization, this standard software platform implementation pays for itself in fewer than two years. ROI grows incrementally after each subsequent site deployment.

  • Process Engineering and Operations

    1. Product specification (recipe) management – Process engineers need tools to be able to describe the product formula and procedure they developed, so that these recipes can be taken to the shop floor and adopted to produce products according to the specified quality.

    2. Recipe optimization – the faster you are able to produce and reproduce a new recipe right on your production line, the better your business performance will be. Capturing your golden batch setup and tuning your recipes to reproduce the optimal setup is key to maximizing plant performance.

    3. Repeatable quality – each batch or product run requires securing all parameters to follow the specified procedure and setting up production equipment to achieve the quality specification. At the same time machine, material and people conditions are constantly changing conditions.

    4. Regulatory compliance – compliance with today’s regulations requires documentation of all execution events, material flows and quality data. Automated electronic record keeping helps reduce your cost of compliance.

    • Management

      1. Increase operational efficiencies – ensure your people are following the same procedures and adopting best practices. Eliminate quality variations that will impact bottom line results. Capture unique process knowledge from you aging workforce and turn it into standard processes.

      2. Regulatory compliance – reduce the risk of recalls and protect your brand equity by enforcing products produced to specification, govern the recipe management and execution process with detailed traceability and electronic batch records, learn how to avoid extensive manual work for data collection, transformation and quality certificates.

      3. Agility to respond to change in demand – improve time to market to capture market share with new products. Manage more complex products and more product variations without risk to product quality. Take advantage of smaller, but more profitable markets.

      4. Enterprise integration and collaboration – achieve supply chain visibility and decision making support to make better planning decisions. Improve operational performance to improve business performance.

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      with Wonderware MOM

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