SHOP FLOOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS EMERGING AS COMMERCIAL, OFF-THE-SHELF TECHNOLOGYAuthor: Jason Spera
Company: Aegis Industrial Software Corp
Date Published: 9/26/2004 Conference: SMTA International
The demand for such solutions is increasing. The drive for product and process traceability in the marketplace is enormous. Real-time SPC across all data sources in the factory is an expectation. OEMs are demanding real-time quality reporting and factory monitoring from their EMS providers. Even the drive to Lead-Free as well as running different materials and processes alongside one another in the same factory without error demands an automated solution. These and many other industry trends are contributing to exciting advancements in commercially viable shop floor information software.
This paper offers a perspective on the capability of a modern shop floor information system, and also covers the key prerequisites for making such solutions commercial, off-the-shelf offerings. Delivering such solutions is not merely a software technology or software design issue. It requires the convergence of several key industry elements. These elements include software technology, industry data standards, and the close cooperation of machine vendors with the industry software vendors. Solving the shop floor information challenge through software solutions has largely been achieved. Today’s goal is the deliver the solution elegantly, and to make it viable for the industry as a whole.
KEYWORDS: Software, MES, information management, factory automation.
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