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Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Manufacturing Execution System

Shop floor system that brings manual assembly process planning, shop floor instructions, and data collection together

Auto-generated Instructions for Each Order

Work instructions are automatically filtered and deployed to the shop floor so that shop floor workers do not have to sort through all work instructions for all models; only work instructions that apply to the unit are shown. 

Operator Sign On and Sign Off

Operators sign on and sign off of each unit they work on, generating unit genealogy, time data, unit tracking, process verification, and accountability.  

Unit History Tracking and Reporting

Collect and maintain accurate records of which operators completed which steps at which stations and when, work instruction revisions used for each completed unit, missing or damaged parts during build process, serial number collection of serialized parts, critical tooling data, and more. A live process tree shows the completion status of each unit at each station.  

Serial Number and Part Validation

Through barcode scanning, verify that the correct part has been installed.  This is typically a challenge to maintain in other MES in high mix/low volume environments.


Critical to Quality Tests

Collect testing inputs and enforce role-based sign offs for critical to quality tasks.

Supporting Documentation

Images, videos, audio files, CAD drawings, and internal or external webpages can be viewed or opened from work instructions.

Change Request Management

Users can easily file process or instruction change requests without having to search for a change request form or leave the shop floor.

Assembly Equipment Support (ProSuite Integration)

  • Measurement equipment
  • DC Torque Tools
  • Lightboards

Display Equipment Support

  • Tablets
  • Google Glass
  • Large display monitors
  • Station computers
  • Raspberry Pi

Do you wish there was an easier way to update wok instructions than making the same change in multiple documents and manually reformatting each one in order to maintain standards?
Proplanner utilizes rule-based template to automatically configure the work instruction document based on the defined process plan.

Are you being asked to confirm which components were installed on units, who installed, and when?
Dashboards and reports are available to track who installed components, the serial number of the components, when the component was installed, and any issues that were found.

Proplanner's Shop Floor Viewer allows for electronic work instructions to be rapidly deployed to ensure that operators are always receiving the correct information after an ECO or line rebalance goes live.

  • Responsive web page is viewable on large TV monitors, desktops, touch screens, and laptops

  • Display images, videos, tool requirements, part requirements, CAD files, PPE icons and more

  • Operator sign on/off of units with change notifications/approval and time tracking

  • Capture component serial numbers and installed revisions with validation logic

  • Capture operator comments per station and issue/track work instruction change requests back to engineering team

  • Create part or unit based roadblocks for communication to both upstream and downstream stations of defects

  • Process tree summarizes all open & closed issues along with a graphical view of pending, incomplete, and closed activities

  • Bi-directional communication with logistics team related to overall tracking of kit carts, delivery status of known skipped parts, and triggering hot call kanban process for missing parts

  • Control system access and privileges with customizable roles

  • Hundreds of configurable preferences allow for system to be customized per your business rules (ie can a unit enter Station 2 without sign off at Station 1)

  • Effectivity based on dates or unit serial numbers provides a sophisticated system for phasing in ECOs and line rebalances

Proplanner provides a single system for engineers to create a plan for manufacturing. We suggest you review these solutions next:

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