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The topic of "parts tourism" recently reappeared in the headlines following a revelation made during Donald Trump's "America First" campaign. It was found that the “"most American" car, built with 75 percent US-made components, is a Toyota, while the second biggest selling car in 2016 - a Chevrolet Silverado - is just 38 percent "American". Through its Manufacturing Execution System (MES), GUARDUS Solutions AG hopes to help untangle the complex international web of state-of-the-art production concepts, which comprise machines, materials, tools and of course people. Exhibiting under the slogan "Connected World", the company is at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to put GUARDUS MES center stage. This homogeneous platform provides end-to-end recording, mapping and monitoring of all product and process data along the value-added chain.

The aim of GUARDUS MES is to achieve seamless, transparent traceability for all trace units in locally managed, automated production environments - starting with individual parts, assemblies and batches, right through to pallets, crates and even delivery notes and digitalized information directly on the product itself. Like a central backbone, GUARDUS MES can be used to centrally pool and permanently store comprehensive packages of information and product life folders from several plants, suppliers and countries. Added to that are rollout concepts for managing the entire recording process in a central MES entity while holding important information on the product locally at the same time.