Manufacturers have never shied away from facing challenges. The early part of the twenty-first century has already presented some problems that no one could have anticipated, such as the financial crisis in 2008 or the coronavirus global pandemic. Technology forms the basis for the challenges manufacturers are facing in 2021. They must re-evaluate their manufacturing operations management strategy to reach their goal of staying competitive.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced people to stay in their home. It did not curb their appetite for shopping, though. E-commerce sales rose “dramatically” to 19% of all retail sales in 2020, according to UNCTAD (United Nations trade, development, and policy experts). UNCTAD said the top 13 companies worldwide were responsible for generating $2.9 trillion in online business to consumer sales (2020).
Moving From MES to MOM Manufacturing Approach
MES (Manufacturing Execution System) focuses on tracking manufacturing activities on the factory floor. The system ensures all procedures are followed. The result is that productivity increases, and waste levels drop.
MES tracks the production schedule, customer orders, staffing, raw materials, and resources, etc.
The MES system has been in use since the 1970s. At that time, manufacturers started automating their accounting processes. The first inventory management systems were based on MES models.
MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) software is a complete solution that represents the next generation of features. MOM gives users visibility into all manufacturing processes. With MOM software deployed, business owners and managers have access to advanced scheduling and planning, improved quality management, and higher overall quality management.
Benefits of a MOM System
Unfortunately, many manufacturers are stuck holding onto less efficient operations management approaches. The recent past has offered many examples of stressors for the manufacturing community. It is natural to want to avoid making a lot of changes during times of uncertainty. However, maintaining the status quo does not always make good business sense when MOM systems can improve operations in several ways:
- Visibility over business processes and the supply chain.
Managers have the resources they need to weigh their options and make the best decisions. Customer satisfaction rates are likely to improve as a result.
- Best practices are trackable.
The MOM system allows managers to track whether the company’s standard operating procedures are being followed. The manager can step in to deal with any issues quickly before they escalate.
- The facility assets are optimized.
This system can identify bottlenecks that slow down production. It monitors production lines and equipment to minimize instances of downtime in the facility.
- Electronic communication is quick and convenient.
MOM makes it easy to convey instructions electronically to employees on the factory floor. Employees receive the messages without delay. They can respond to changes in priorities and other information appropriately.
- Product quality is maintained.
A MOM system keeps the facility on track with everyone following the company’s production processes. Job procedures and material usage are standardized. Product quality remains consistent as a result.
SYSPRO From PositiveVision: Software for the Next Generation of Manufacturing Operations Management
SYSPRO is a complete manufacturing operations management solution. It supports efficiency and productivity. This MOM system provides insights into the complete manufacturing operation.
SYSPRO MOM is one of the high-quality offerings from SYSPRO. It is available to you through PositiveVision Inc. We invite you to download this white paper for more information about the next generation of manufacturing operations management. Please contact us if you have questions or would like to book a demo.