By David Butcher
Paper may seem like a cheap and easy option for your production records, but even a small amount of paper on the factory floor carries hidden costs in the form of impeded throughput, productivity, and on-time shipment. When all or even some steps of the production record process are done by hand and on paper, cumulative human errors turn into poor data that then snowballs into deviations and delays. In a paper-based environment, both time and money are wasted on collecting, reviewing, correcting, re-reviewing, and even reporting data manually.
If your organization has made the decision to digitize and automate paper-based processes on the factory shop floor, determining the right manufacturing execution software for your production environment is anything but simple. Is spending six figures or more on a traditional manufacturing execution system (MES) the right move for the organization? What’s the payback period on one? What near- and long-term savings can be expected? How do you measure the true value of an MES? Explore the benefits of a modern MES software solution.