Proficy Manufacturing Execution Systems
Maximize overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), improve production scheduling, and ensure product quality by leveraging real-time production data.View demo
Proficy Plant Applications from GE Digital is a powerful operations management solution for process, discrete, and mixed manufacturers – spanning food and beverage and consumer packaged goods to aviation and electronics. This MES solution collects and analyzes data, and helps manage highly automated, fast-moving processes as well as slower moving, labor-intensive jobs.
Proven and developed for 25+ years with thousands of implementations around the world, Proficy Plant Applications automates and integrates information-related activities for managing production execution and performance optimization. It helps balance competing priorities of production operations for maximized operational effectiveness and profitability. As a single, seamless MES solution across manufacturing environments, Proficy Plant Applications reduces costs and saves time.
Supporting the digital worker, Proficy Plant Applications 8.2 has more “mobile first” UIs for Waste and Process Orders as well as discrete and hybrid assembly UIs. We’ve increased enterprise scalability, allowing up to 300 active users with a development path for another increase coming soon.
Other new features include modernized clients with Web Activities Embedded SPC, Web Variable e-Signature, Web Process Order v2, unbound process orders, common History and BOM integration, Web BOM Management User Interface, and a Receiving Inspection Module. This new version offers innovation that drives toward Zero Downtime upgrades with new Flash Upgrades, B2MML v3, Unicode Support and Step-wise Activities based on Titles.
Welcome to the new MES. Watch this series of 4 minute videos.
With a completely new UX, Plant Applications offers both operators and supervisors a personalized, modern user experience.
With increased visibility into data and quality, you can reduce rework and the risk of errors, while staying current on recall information.
Quality management ensures consistent quality in your products, providing real-time trends, statistics, and notifications to control quality levels while keeping up with the speed of your business.
The Efficiency Management module tracks and monitors overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and other critical key performance indicators, downtime, waste, and production counts, MTBF, MTTR, and more.
Explore the importance of OEE and close the productivity gap.
The Quality Management module ensures consistent quality in your products, providing real-time trends, statistics, SPC, and notifications to control quality levels. It integrates process, inspection, and test data from both manual and automated sources and houses this information in one, integrated place – including support for 21 CFR Part 11.
Quality Management also attaches operator comments, specifications, recipes, and procedure documents to this information.
Define and revision control the route and operations required to make a specific product on a specific line. The Production Management module oversees production operations, including functions to control product flow between equipment, develop product genealogy reports, and make schedule changes to reduce excess inventory. It supports production schedule execution and product tracking against scheduled completion times with adjustments to optimize efficiencies.
Production management supports full traceability of individual products through every step of the manufacturing process allowing for auditable genealogy and production reporting.
With our unique layered applications approach and interface to standards-based commercially available batch execution systems, the Batch Analysis module is a great fit for both new and existing systems. It supports ISA-88 recipe analysis for products as formulation (BOM), procedures, and equipment.
Batch Analysis also provides analysis of scheduled and completed recipes and generates electronic batch records (EBR) to help increase the overall quality and consistency of products.
Proficy Plant Applications 8.1 is taking us to the next phase of our migration to a single shop floor MES. We are excited and already setting up the integrations to our Oracle ERP which will make this a truly enterprise application. The expanded Non-Conformance capabilities will allow us to further consolidate our quality applications into Plant Applications which in turn allows us to achieve our goal of minimizing the number off applications on the shop floor. The new receiving capability will allow us to expand our receiving inspection and sampling capabilities all in one system. The continued evolution and new web displays will allow our shop floor employees to work more efficiently and with better quality in their jobs. We are in the middle of a complete redesign of our Supply Chain to modernize our platforms and consolidate those applications, and Proficy Plant Applications will be a pillar in that system.
We found that as the years went on, we were collecting more and more big data. And we were able to utilize a lot of tools from GE Digital to analyze that data and turn ourselves into an algorithmic-type organization.
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