Practical Fundamentals of E-Manufacturing, MES and Supply Chain Management

WHAT IS e-MANUFACTURING, MES AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT?

Supply chain management involves the optimization of the way in which a company plans the production of goods or services, procures raw materials from various suppliers, manufactures the goods or services, delivers it to customers and handles returns.

E-Manufacturing starts with an order for a product and then encompasses the entire manufacturing cycle of the product. Manufacturers need a highly responsive supply chain and manufacturing system to ensure that they meet the high expectations of their customers who, in today’s economy, demand absolutely the best service, price, delivery time and product quality.

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) provide up-to-the-minute mission-critical information about production activities across the factory and supply chain via communications networks (e.g. Local Area Networks), resulting in the optimisation of activities throughout all aspects of the manufacturing process. MES accomplish this task by guiding, initiating, responding to, and reporting on plant activities in real time, by using current and accurate data. This rapid response to changing conditions, together with a focus on reducing non-profitable activities, lead to more efficient plant operations and processes.

MES reduces cycle times, levels of WIP (Work In Progress), data entry time, paperwork and scrap. It also improves utilization of plant capacity, process control quality, arrangement of plant activities, tracking of orders and customer service.

Implementation of MES invariably results in improved returns on production assets, on-time delivery, faster inventory turnover, larger net profits (through increased cost reduction) and improved cash flow.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Business managers
  • CEOs and CFOs
  • E-commerce managers
  • Finance managers
  • IT managers
  • Network and telecommunications managers
  • Operations managers and engineers
  • Production managers and engineers
  • Senior process engineers
  • Strategy managers

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

  • History of process control and accounting systems
  • Development of manufacturing execution systems
  • Systems architecture

BUSINESS PROCESS DESIGN CONCEPTS AND CONSIDERATIONS

  • Introduction to Eli Goldratt’s theory of constraints and the impact on business automation
  • Introduction to the Supply Chain Council’s SCOR model
  • Understanding the AMR research’s REPAC model (Ready, Execute, Process control, Analyse, Co-ordinate) and its application during business process mapping and system design
  • Introduction to S88 batch control standard and potential impact on business management and process control systems

DEFINITION AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF E-MANUFACTURING AND SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESSES

  • Customer relations management
  • Procurement management
  • Logistics planning and optimisation
  • Material returns management
  • Resource allocation and status
  • Operations/detail scheduling
  • Dispatching production units
  • Document control
  • Data collection/acquisition
  • Labour management
  • Quality management
  • Process management
  • Maintenance management
  • Product and material storage
  • Product tracking and genealogy
  • Performance analysis

PROJECT MOTIVATION AND BENEFIT QUANTIFICATION, THE WHY’S AND HOW’S

  • Project portfolio management
  • Business case tools
  • Benefit base-line design
  • Post-implementation benefit evaluation/review

BUSINESS AND PROCESS MODELING TOOLS ANALYSIS

EXAMPLES OF MODELING TOOLS AVAILABLE

  • Concepts and assumptions used by the tools
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the various tools

SYSTEM INTEGRATION MODELS AND CONCEPTS

  • Introduction to the S95 integration standard
  • Integration vs. interfacing explained
  • The 8 types of systems integration explored

MANAGING SOFTWARE PROJECTS

  • Determining the scope
  • Maintaining the project scope and managing changes/additions
  • Project life-cycle
  • Ensuring milestone delivery
  • Testing cycle
  • Implementation considerations

SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS

  • Industry misconceptions for system implementation effort
  • Resistance to change, culture change and training
  • Human behaviour vs. performance measurement
  • Behavioural change process and why it is essential
  • Making behavioural change measures and audits part of performance measurement systems

PRODUCT AND VENDOR EVALUATION METHODOLOGY

  • Identifying the requirements
  • Developing the measurement methods and selection criteria
  • Preparing the vendors
  • Facilitating the demonstration
  • Reporting the results

MES AND SUPPLY CHAIN PRODUCTS OVERVIEW

  • Examples of packaged products available, e.g.
    • i2
    • Aspentech
    • Wonderware
    • Simatic IT
    • ABB
    • OSI
    • Honeywell
    • Intellution, etc.
  • Concepts and assumptions used by the various products
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the various products

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