LONDONDERRY, N.H., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system integrated with production operations can help manufacturers achieve efficient and effective use of their manufacturing assets. However, integration is difficult because of the diversity of manufacturing equipment and legacy automation systems found on the typical plant floor. To bridge this gap, Production Process has enhanced its ProductionACE manufacturing execution system (MES) with an SQL database to provide a universal, near real-time integration between ERP and production operations.
ProductionACE uses Machine Data Transducers (MDT) to provide data collection from all types of manufacturing equipment: MDTs accept simple electrical machine operating signals instead of a more complicated serial data connection. Coupling MDT's capability with a SQL database now available in ProductionACE provides manufacturers with a practical and universal means to integrate ERP with all types of discrete manufacturing.
The benefits of integrating manufacturing and ERP include:
- Develops accurate delivery promises: download of Master Production Schedule to each production machine generates ship dates calculated using current conditions and machine constraints.
- Eliminates manual data collection labor and improves work-in-process and inventory accuracy with error-free, electronic record keeping.
- Enables ERP systems to easily collect manufacturing data as mandated by regulatory bodies.
- Simplifies ERP implementation by exchanging production data through SQL tables, thus eliminating the need for ERP suppliers to be involved in the complexities of equipment interfaces.
Karl Ritzinger, president of Production Process, said, "With the new SQL database functionality, ProductionACE now provides a practical, economical and universal link between any discrete manufacturing process and ERP, regardless of equipment age or `intelligence.'" Additional details on ProductionACE with ERP interface are available at: http://productionprocess.com/improve-productivity/productionace-erp-interface/
About Production Process.
Production Process, developers of instruments and systems for improving manufacturing productivity since 1972, has delivered over 500 ProductionACE systems to manufacturing operations of all types and sizes, from 5-machine job shops to Fortune 1000 companies. Visit www.productionprocess.com to learn more.
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SOURCE Production Process