Manufacturing software streamlines production planning

7th November 2017
Mick Elliott

General availability of FactoryLogix 2017.1 has been announced by Aegis Software, a global provider of Manufacturing Execution Software (MES). It will be premiered at the productronica exhibition in Munich (November 14-17). FactoryLogix 2017.1 delivers advancements across the entire platform.

The new release features Streamline Production Engineering & Planning. Customers demand higher quality at faster speeds and lower costs, manufacturers are continuously looking for new ways to optimise capacity and resources while reducing lead times.

With Batch-to-Batch Dependencies, planners can schedule production batches that have a network of inter-dependencies to other batches, ensuring sufficient time and inventory thereby minimising scheduling conflicts and production delays.

The new Site-to-Site Portability feature enables manufacturers to effortlessly transfer production processes and accompanying documentation from one factory to another eliminating the need to build from scratch.

Manufacturers can leverage engineering expertise regardless of location, accelerate time to production and time to market ultimately creating a competitive advantage.

Engineer-to-Order (ETO) provides the ability to develop fully managed process exceptions with complete conformance management including product tracking, material and process traceability, provision of documentation, etc.

By leveraging the ability to create on-demand production operations, flows and instructions for units that travel outside the main process manufacturers can support personalisation/customization, mitigate process disruptions, improve quality, and reduce costs.

The software also offers Improved Shop Floor Ergonomics for Boosted Throughput. FactoryLogix 2017.1 delivers more barcode and keyboard shortcuts to frequently used functions and now also supports voice control, making it easier for operators to perform activities faster without sacrificing accuracy.

Reducing errors, training time, and eliminating bottlenecks are just some of the benefits.

“FactoryLogix 2017.1 is an extensive release providing numerous breakthrough innovations fueled by continual collaboration with our global customer base of complex discrete manufacturers in the military, aerospace, electronics, medical, and automotive industries,” said Jason Spera, CEO, Aegis Software.   “Building upon our extensive history and robust MES platform, this release adds new capabilities enabling manufacturers to elevate their manufacturing operations while giving them the foundational platform critical to support their Industry 4.0 initiatives.”

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