In most organizations problems within the manufacturing process are addressed re-actively – or as they occur. While routine maintenance is part of all maintenance operations, technology advances are pushing the integration between physical manufacturing and smart digital technology systems.
This shift is being driven by Industry 4.0, and is creating a paradigm shift in how businesses operate and manage their manufacturing operations. Industry 4.0’s basic principal is that interconnected machines and systems will form an intelligent network spanning the entire value chain. Industry 4.0 brings together Big Data, 3D printing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), Cloud Computing, Smart Factory (CMMS, MES, BIM, PAM) and more, into a single concept.
Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) both play important roles in this shift and are instrumental in helping organizations achieve predictive maintenance.
CMMS and MES Integration
As two separate systems, CMMS and MES both fill vital roles in the manufacturing operations. By integrating CMMS and MES, companies can receive benefits that are not possible while using the two systems separately.
A direct interface between a CMMS and connected machines and devices allows an organization to go beyond simply maintaining operations and uptime. An organization can determine how to get the most value out of equipment and production systems over the course of their lives.
CMMS and MES Integration Benefits
Connected systems not only provide early warning of deterioration of critical equipment and basic analysis and diagnostics, but it also provides predictive capabilities. To shore up monitoring and gain more useful intelligence from sensor and alarm data, equipment and control monitoring tools no longer need to be separated from the maintenance process.
As technology continues to push forward, the integration between physical manufacturing and smart digital technology is poised for even more transformative growth. Industry 4.0 will continue to promote the increased computerization and integration of industrial systems. Predictive maintenance management realized from the integration of CMMS and MES tools ensures fewer interruptions and delays in production.
Joint Webinar Series
If you are interested in learning more about CMMS and MES integration, there is an informative webinar series that will be conducted jointly by Eagle Technology and MPDV on September 8th, 20th and 27th at 2pm ET.
The webinar series, “The Road to Predictive Maintenance: Integrating CMMS and MES Leads to Success”, will discuss technical challenges, maintenance requirements, and solutions for predictive manufacturing maintenance management. In addition, the series will focus on topics such as what are CMMS and MES, integrating CMMS and MES, and the benefits of a CMMS and MES integration. Register now for this informative webinar series.