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MES specialist solves the contradiction of automation and flexibility FELTEN group has developed an innovative and content based approach Serrig, 06.02.2009 – in the process industry a strategic objective with production intelligence increasingly, to resolve the previous conflict of automation and flexibility. Background is the last strong trend towards a high degree of automation in the production processes at risk the competitiveness of the manufacturing companies, because they lose this responsiveness in the market. If you are not convinced, visit Richard Anderson . So, a study of the Software House FELTEN group has identified that needs more flexible conditions of production have risen in four of the five companies. On the other hand, the companies give majority to log, they could meet these changing requirements insufficient. Intelligent process structures can be created not by single screws”problematizes Werner Felten, Managing Director of the eponymous MES specialists. What needed it a strategic conception, which begins with a critical inventory of the existing relations of automation and is guided by a clear vision of the flexibility. The operational procedure models, milestones and other implementation conditions must be derived first.

It is”also a particularly important on the ERP systems to lay because they are designed basically for the longer-term planning and limited support short-term decisions required for an intelligent production control, Felten is stressed. Especially if is a high complexity of planning with a large number of products and production levels and at the same time short-term planning decisions should the low flexibility of control would cause very static conditions. Changes in the production processes produce high response times and corresponding economic disadvantages this.” However, the MES-platforms with a classic technological concept could give no sufficient responses to the increased demands for flexibility. This calls for production intelligence with flexible integration of automated and manual processes”. The FELTEN group has developed an approach to practice maturity as the first provider in the market. He characterized all the manufacturing processes of the orders process elements to understand are to instructions or quality definitions as objects. You will be provided with attributes respectively. Thus arises a content level, basically any linking of objects is possible where the attribution.

This allows a smart design workflows, because the production manager flexible can decide how each individual process in its digital and manual components to assemble”, Felten explains. In this way the required automation or degree of flexibility can reflect, as best as possible to take into account the actual requirements of practice. FELTEN group: The FELTEN GmbH is an international operating software and consulting company, the solutions to optimise processes for all production areas and according to international quality standards of GMP and FDA (21CFR part 11) developed. Beiersdorf, Boehringer Ingelheim, Symrise, Sensient, Texas’s customers include instruments, etc. meetBIZ & think tank GmbH Wilfried Heinrich Pastorat str.