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Supervision & production management: a trend towards convergence?

Today, supervision and production management are two closely related fields in the context of industry and manufacturing.

Here are a few points to consider regarding this trend towards closer links between these environments:

Systems integration
Increasingly, companies are looking to integrate their Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems with their Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to gain a more holistic view of their operations. This makes it possible to monitor and control production processes in real time, while collecting relevant data for later analysis.

Optimized operations
By combining supervision and production management, companies can better optimize their processes and resources. Real-time supervision data can help identify bottlenecks, disruptions and inefficiencies, while production management functionalities can plan, monitor and adjust production accordingly.

Improved decision-making
The integration of supervision and production management systems enables more informed and responsive decision-making. Managers and operators have a complete overview of current activities, enabling them to make quick decisions to keep production running smoothly and efficiently.

Traceability and compliance
The combination of supervision and production management facilitates product traceability throughout the production chain. This can be essential for compliance with industry regulations and quality standards.

Advanced automation
Bringing supervision and production management together can facilitate the implementation of advanced automation, such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and artificial intelligence. These technologies enable even more precise monitoring and control of processes, as well as forecasting based on sophisticated data analysis.

Staff training and skills
Integrating these systems may require further training of staff to understand and effectively use the new functionalities. Once mastered, these skills can significantly improve overall business performance. It is important to implement change management right from the start of the deployment project.

In short, the trend towards closer links between supervision and production management is aimed at creating greater synergy between these two fields to improve the efficiency, quality and flexibility of industrial operations. This can lead to significant competitive advantages for companies that adopt this integrated approach.

For Synthetis, publisher of Cockpit 4.0 software, the heart of M.E.S. lies in the real-time management of your activities.

Steering your workshops naturally requires receiving information in real time. This information must be able to be interpreted quickly, so that the right decisions can be made. The impact of your decisions must be immediately measurable, so you can anticipate drift and focus on priority problems.

The aim of Cockpit 4.0, a modular M.E.S production management solution, is to :
– Give operators the tools they need to manage their production.
– Provide management with the means to act and anticipate.
– Provide management with a synthetic vision for long-term planning.

Because each plant is unique, Cockpit 4.0 is parameterized to adapt to your production organization in a step-by-step approach.

Find out more about Cockpit 4.0.