Proficy Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
Improve efficiency, production management and quality with a proven, modular MES for process, discrete and mixed manufacturingView 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 connected worker, Proficy Plant Applications 8.2 has more “mobile first” UIs. New applications include Genealogy and Bill of Materials (BOM) Editor. We’ve also increased enterprise scalability, allowing up to 500 concurrent users.
Other new features include configuration and execution of optional operations, eSignature and SPC enhancements to modern Web displays, Process and Discrete capabilities enhancements, and more. This new version also simplifies the enterprise install process and continues the drive toward Zero Downtime upgrades.
Learn how GE Digital’s new Proficy Plant Applications 8.2 supports your Continuous Improvement programs with expanded Discrete manufacturing capabilities, more core Process capability via the Web, and faster deployments with more out-of-the-box ERP integration.
GE Digital has scored in the top four across these Critical Capabilities: Process Quality Management, Data Management/Data Collection, Production Equipment Integration, and Enterprise Integration Architecture in the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems report.
This report details how Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are foundational to smart factories and digital manufacturing and places us among the four highest vendors across all use cases; second in Batch / Repetitive Flow Manufacturing and Highly Regulated Industries use cases.
Align your manufacturing requirements with the critical capabilities you need in your business.
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Reduce costs and improve agility with one MES solution that uniquely serves your discrete, process, and mixed manufacturing requirements.
Increase operational effectiveness by understanding operations performance down to the individual asset.
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.
Improve performance with capabilities designed to solve the toughest manufacturing challenges and drive Continuous Improvement – while leveraging GE’s renowned expertise in Lean, as one of the largest manufacturers in the world.
With increased visibility into data and quality, you can reduce rework and the risk of errors, while staying current on recall information. Drive precision with the ability to visualize, analyze, optimize, and execute with a closed-loop solution.
Leverage faster deployment with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software, accelerating implementation and ROI. Also, accelerate the right response with a completely new UX, offering both operators and supervisors a personalized, modern user experience.
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 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.
One of the reasons for choosing Proficy was that it is an open system that can be directly integrated with our other systems.
What is of greatest significance is that we now know what is wrong with the line. Thanks to automatic registration of stoppages, we know their causes and how much time they actually consume.
Data is really important to us to improve stability of the operation. GE provided the most complete software suite for our needs.
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