Judging by the interest shown by visitors, MES solutions from gbo datacomp once again stood out as some of the key highlights exhibited by the Augsburg-based systems house at HANNOVER MESSE 2017. For many customers interested in the company's digital online manufacturing control center, discussions focused specifically on the visualization of production data and how this can be used to plan and control manufacturing processes efficiently. These solutions are based on the bisoft MES Manufacturing Execution System, which has a modular structure that can be precisely adapted to changing conditions and custom scaled so that future requirements for automated, networked production can also be met.
"The conversations we had with visitors at the trade show clearly showed that MES as a concept is gaining ground on the market at an international level," reports Michael Möller, Managing Director at gbo datacomp GmbH. "This confirms the vital importance of MES solutions in implementing Industry 4.0." For instance, manufacturing control center staff can use dashboard solutions that give them clear, real-time information on production progress so that they can react swiftly to disruptions or unplanned downtime and avoid major problems. "Many manufacturing companies already have access to enormous volumes of data - what they now need are solutions to help them use this data efficiently," explains Möller. Ensuring clear, comprehensive visualization for this data is a crucial step that helps manufacturers harness their optimization potential.