Four key benefits of hybrid on-premise/cloud MES solutions
Major manufacturing companies are already discovering four key benefits from moving to hybrid on-premise / cloud solutions.
- Revealing Hidden Opportunities to Boost Operational Efficiency
Technologies such as Advanced Analytics are helping to transform and contextualize time-series and transactional data into actionable insights and uncover improvement potential that isn’t easily seen by the human eye. For example, data-driven predictive maintenance can save up to 12% of scheduled repairs, reduce overall maintenance costs up to 30%, and breakdowns up to 70%.
Manufacturers in all industries are starting to look at predictive analytics to improve operational efficiency and to get the competitive edge. And, forward-leaning manufacturers are getting more and more sophisticated about putting these analytics to work.
Fortunately, a hybrid on-premise / cloud MES solution supercharges analytics capabilities by integrating data from multiple systems, creating an enterprise data set for reporting and analytics. Companies can perform analytics on a richer, contextualized dataset that leverages industry-standard data models. The hybrid on-premise / cloud MES can move the data collected (both raw and contextual) to data lakes to pool data into a single location, making it easy and fast to create a context for manufacturing analytics and improve operations.
- Gain Agility and Run your Factory Faster
On a day-to-day basis, factories run faster by storing operational data in the cloud for analysis instead of storing on site. Operators aren’t held up by MES systems struggling to cope with a large volume of on-premise data for analysis. At one site, operators had an 85% boost in productivity of the on-premise MES once it no longer had to deal with vast amounts of locally stored data. The entire factory just ran faster.
MES upgrades utilizing container technology, like Docker, can also be carried out much quicker – requiring much less downtime and faster ROI every time new features or functionalities become available.