Manufacturing Execution System (MES) means a computerized system that manages and controls the productive function in the company. MES 4.0 software creates links between the ERP and the machines and it governs and automates the entire production process. The main feature of MES 4.0 is in fact the ability to align production with business management, bridging the gap between planning and what is produced.
The MES in cloud proposed by GP Progetti offers the advantage of not requiring a dedicated infrastructure in the individual factories of a company that has, for example, more locations that need to be coordinated with each other.
What does a MES 4.0 software do?
The operations and functions performed by a MES 4.0 in cloud software are:
- Data collection
- Management, monitoring and control of production
- Traceability of product and machine status
- Detection and analysis of machine parameters
A Manufacturing Execution System aligns and coordinates business management with production, making each phase of the process more efficient considering the available resources, i.e. operators and machinery. The goal of this management is to optimize production for maximum efficiency. Furthermore, another indispensable requirement of MES 4.0 software is the ability to integrate with information systems already in use in the company, such as the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning).
MES 4.0 software improves production management
A tool that collects useful data for defining a production strategy is needed to coordinate and optimize production.
How does production management improve with MES 4.0 software?
- Constant production control to reduce waste
- Stock management in real time
- Optimization of the exploitation of production resources
Supervising the production process means, for the company, always having costs and resources under control by relying on a single tool that puts machines, people and systems in communication.
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Planning of industrial production consists in the creation and monitoring of a production program which is able to coordinate the resources, the manifacturing processes and concerns the supplying and the productivity of a company. Software for the planning of industrial production of GP Progetti allows business companies to manage in an efficient and effective way strategies and times of production, the sourcing of resources and the monitoring of production processes.
Planning of industrial production aims to maximise the manufacturing processes
The benefits of planning of industrial production are concretized in:
- Constant monitoring of the production.
- Optimization of the production: reduction of costs and times of production
- Efficient planning and management of production and possible monitoring of quality
- Armonization of the applications of the market in comparison to the potentialities of the productive system
Planning of industrial production: GP Progetti’s software
GP Progetti offers tools of advanced management of industrial production able to monitor constantly production processes with a view to satisfy the business demands of production. The flexible solutions proposed by GP Progetti allow the advanced management and the planning of the industrial production with the aim of reduce both the costs of production and the times of workmanships. Which kind of informatic solutions GP Progetti puts forward?
- GP PRODUCTION: software package for the management and the planning of the production
- GP QUALITY: software package for quality management
- GP ADDITIONAL: harvest of software for complementary areas to the production (Logistics, Data Analysis, Store, etc.)
GP Progetti applies with process its solutions software related to: arms sector, automotive, foundry, industry, industry of trial, wood and mechanical workmanships, plastic subjects and rubbers, components and heat treatment. Different sectors unified by the same need of monitoring the production processes with precise and advanced tools. The common objective is to optimize the production in order to reduce costs and times of production.
Are you interested in introducing the planning of industrial production in your business company to optimaze the production? Get in touch with GP Progetti for the technical support of experts regarding the planning of industrial production.
According to the global context to which companies are linked, the increasing complexity of technological systems, the push towards a greater productivity, quality and flexibility of installations boost the companies to use software for the industrial maintenance.
Both for medium or big companies, every industrial reality has to monitor the efficiency of the disponible inventory and for this reason everyone presents an interior maintenance department. It’s been a while that work insiders have begun to rely on an efficient and multifunctional instrument able to optimise management resources: industrial maintenance software allows companies to satisfy the manufacturing process because they provide primary information related to the management and the control of maintenance.
Industrial maintenance software: eMan’s aid
The company’s maintenance department not only boasts a strong autonomy but also have to equip it with special systems predisposed to manage and to plan the activities, while considering the results gained. It foresees the updating of the registry ones of the industrial fittings of the buildings and of the patrimony.
So, which elements contribute to make industrial maintenance software a valid help?
- optimization of the resources, both to technical and human level, finalized to the maintenance
- planning and management of the costs related to the maintenance and to the fittings themselves
- efficient control of the pieces of exchange to avoid stocks but at the same time maintaining satisfactory the demanded quantities
- management of the documentation and the inventory related to technical equipment aiming to reduce the papery documents
Every software built for industrial maintenance has to be endowed with a series of specific functions in order to satisfy the demands of the single enterprise: GP Progetti has created eMan to guarantee the efficiency of the whole productive process to 360 degrees.
Industrial maintenance software: eMan’s purposes
Moreover, eMan is not only practical and with functions but it is also distinguished for the maintenance at the forefront for industrial machines.
In particular, it deals with:
- timetable of controls to be carried out
- generation, question and analysis
- integrated editor and definition checks
- historical storage
- balance sheet of checks
- emphasis on the efficiency of instruments
- record maintenance and analysis printed
- notification and recording checks
Its flexibility and configuration tailor-made allow eMan to apply the functions in different areas.
Get in touch with GP Progetti for further details about industrial maintenance software.
To best manage the production, GP Progetti has developed eSphere, a reference tool to administrate the planning process of the activities in an easy and efficient way.
The software allows the company to manage real time the production thanks to an integration database. Every change in schedule is identified and recalculated automatically as well as the impact of operative and tactic decisions on the production process.
The system lets the company control:
Production scheduling: planning orders to ended ability
Thanks to the Omni+ ‘s algorithm it is possible to synchronize the production with the supplies and to maximize the productive efficiency. Through MRP ‘s system (Manufacturing Resource Planning) you can evaluate goals rapidly: its functionality is able to process every resource individually and its consumption during the production process of an article with the reference to the production cycle.
Furthermore, the adaptability of MRP makes it moldable to the specific needs of customer and allows him to display at the same time the workload distributed on the different resources according to the real availability and orders of workmanship.
Benefits of production management
ESphere is the right choice for your company if you want to raise the productivity and to improve capacity utilization: this tool allows to be on time on the deliveries of the orders and to reduce supplies and shortfalls in stock.
ESphere’s interface is so intuitive that you can make simulations among its functions in order to reach the ideal plain of action and then you can apply it for your own reality. With this software planning becomes a guarantee because it allows you to provide answers regarding forecasts and definition of objectives in the medium term.
Get in touch with GP Progetti for further details about production scheduling and production management.
Reduce overtime by up to 50%. Improve production quality. Reduce the management and storage costs of goods in the warehouse.
This is not a utopia or an impossible illusion; GP Progetti knows how to optimize industrial production: with industry 4.0.
There are many reasons to choose the consulting of the company of Sarezzo (Brescia): imagine for example to have an expert available for your business able to find solutions and develop application programs suitable for a company and a market in constant evolution. Therefore you should not worry about organizing work day by day and you could face the challenge of innovation in all serenity.
The experience of GP Progetti provides customers with many solutions to manage production, data and the efficiency of business processes. Thanks to the information flows that are centrally coordinated, the scheduling software can in fact manage all the production by simulating for example the manufacturability of a product.
Moreover, supplies can be provided in a dynamic manner in direct relation to each production order and its specific needs through customized packages.
Optimizing industrial production with industry 4.0: it’s easy to innovate the company with GP Progetti
It is essential to tackle the arrival and implementation of new technologies with adequate preparation. GP Progetti is the ideal partner for optimizing industrial production with the 4.0 industry in a conscious and performing manner.
The analyze of the case histories with regard to the companies that have chosen this innovative business approach proves a strong increase in productivity, therefore an important performance improvement.
The last DEF has confirmed economic benefits for the next year in order to support companies in this renewal process: in 2019 it will be possible to benefit from a 120% hyper-depreciation for the software purchase. Novelties were also introduced in parallel for investments in capital goods.
Contact GP Progetti to find out how to optimize industrial production with industry 4.0.
Extension for 2019 hyper-amortization: what are the categories that can benefit from the tax incentives?
First of all the bonuses will be renewed, but not to the same extent as 2018.
This is clarified by the latest EFD (Economic and Financial Document) which describes the innovations of the Industry 4.0 Plan.
The extension of hyper-amortization for 2019 will drop to 175%; 120% for software. Instead it seems that the super amortization will not be foreseen thus arriving at the natural expiration date of December 31st, 2018.
In order to know for certain the incentive measures it will be necessary to wait for the final approval of the 2019 Budget Law.
Extension for 2019 hyper-amortization: measures for the new year
It appears that for now the advantage on the purchase of physical assets will be halved.
As anticipated the bonus for the asset will go from 250% to 175%, thus underlining a significant reduction.
However, a new type of tax incentive will be introduced regarding the Corporate Tax VAT rate on reinvested earnings: the tax will drop by nine points, from 24% to 15%.
An incentive will be introduced together with the extension of the 2019 hyper-amortization for the assumption of new “4.0 figures”, which are highly specialized with regard to this matter.
SMEs will be supported in the recruitment of experts available to the company that will be able to undertake digital transformation using the knowledge of 4.0 experts.
Industry 4.0 extension 2019: the figure of temporary digital manager
Companies will be able to use a temporary digital manager, an innovation specialist at the service of SMEs that aim towards innovation.
This figure will be in charge of the digitization and transformation of the business towards the 4.0 process, facilitating the training of professionals within the company.
The goal is to continue in a natural way towards an effective digital transformation that is among other things the transformation of SMEs into 4.0 keys one of the main drivers for the revival of the production system.
Contact GP Progetti for more information on customized software and Industry 4.0 for your company.
Good news on the automotive sector’s performance: the Italian automotive and spare parts sector is experiencing a positive period in the current year.
The data, in fact, indicate higher indices than the European ones: also on the new applied technologies. The advent of Industry 4.0 also involved this sector, bringing about many changes and benefits. This transition also involves challenges that have to do with the development of a workforce capable of evolving together with these changes. The 4.0 software also allows us to meet the increasingly demanding customer demand: as more and more personalized and customizable products are required, production must be able to be as flexible as possible, with the goal of being competitive. These new skills and methodology will not replace the existing ones, but they will be added in an important way within the range of insiders’ knowledge.
Automotive sector’s performance: perspective
According to a recent research carried out by the Centro Studi of Fondazione Ergo, a strong demand for skills in the ICT sector is expected by 2025, with a specific focus on new apps, software and 4.0 innovative technologies. It is therefore certain that more and more workers will use devices such as smartphones and tablets for the communication and operation of the machines, making it essential to have a thorough knowledge of the working tools.
Good news also regarding registrations, increasing in 2018 and 2019: the increase of operating vehicles has been estimated at 3 and 1.9% respectively.
The international scenario is characterized by profound transformations and, not least, large geographical differences. For example, the Italian automotive sector continues to record a solid trend, sustained by national demand and the dynamism of exportations.
In addition, Italian companies are positively taking new directions that affect car’s onboard tech and electric motors.
A challenge for the future?
The unknown factor is linked to the acquisition of new markets, such as the Chinese one, which is reluctant to let itself be conquered by the Italian know-how.
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GP Progetti is continuously evolving in the field of tools for industrial management. The proposed software packages are designed to improve the productive efficiency of companies and are able to meet the needs of different sectors. GP Progetti’s solutions are able to follow the analysis phases, customer and supplier order inventory coverage, supply and more. The centralized management of production flows is the basis of a process that offers quality products or services: this is why it should involve all professionals whose priority is the streamlining of production phases, the limitation of various wastes and the general improvement of all planning stages. Thanks to the workflow management systems it is useful for keeping track of workload, all documents and all data; a correct methodology for implementing the tools for industrial management can be summarized in five main steps:
- Identify the process to be analyzed
- Define input and output exchanged between the protagonists of the process
- Define the activities and procedures that control the progress
- Define expectations
- Define the responsibilities of the process
The production scheduler: planning methods
Thanks to the production scheduler it is possible to manage all company resources whether they are workbenches, operators or external resources. GP Progetti has created ten scheduling software packages and three data collection modules: they are completely customizable data collection and production monitoring programs that become a real monitor for real time planning supervision.
Would you like to improve your business using tools for industrial management? Contact us for a fact-finding meeting.
A series of technological changes have taken place within the business sphere for several years which materialized in projects supported by Industry 4.0 Plan 2018.
The digitalization of business processes has increasingly developed in every sector with the successful involving of Italy, so much that it has become necessary to draw up a series of benefits for companies, not just tax but also on the training necessary for the beneficial use of digital technologies.
The 4.0 business plan was approved by the government at the end of 2016 in order to provide companies with practical tools to operate properly with technological tools: in the meantime, the needs of the companies themselves and the aims of the Industry 4.0 national plan have undergone some changes; now the plan is analyzing how the issue will be addressed next year.
Industry 4.0 2018
So far, the reality of industry 4.0 is not a real trend on a large scale: only large companies have taken the “challenge” by applying the new systems to individual projects of internal renewal.
However there were some very successful results thanks to the application of the 4.0 policies.
The data emerge from a survey developed by the Ministry of Economic Development on the dissemination of new methodologies according to which:
- about half of the companies over 250 employees have already adopted at least a 4.0 technology
- more than a third of the companies between 50 and 250 employees have chosen to apply 4.0 technologies for their production processes
It turns out, however, that only 24.4% of the companies under 50 employees (therefore the small and medium enterprises) have already experimented with this type of solutions.
The gap remains if the trend of the “phenomenon” is projected in the future year. In the coming months it is expected that only 10% of medium-sized Italian companies will implement at least a 4.0 technology (compared to the three-year period), but the percentage rises to 35.1% among those over 250 employees and significantly decreases to 7.9% among those with ten employees.
Some of the innovations of Industry 4.0 2018 concern the drop shipping activity – a sales model that is gaining ground lately. The new solutions are presented at the same time for the GDO, construction companies and shops in general, from clothing to furniture.
Innovation often starts “silently” as a leader within the big groups in order to spread at a second moment with great enthusiasm: nothing worrying in the extrapolated data.
If you are interested in knowing all the news concerning incentives for Industry 4.0 of 2018, contact us to find out if you are eligible for tax incentives.
Industry 4.0 is increasingly expanding its borders thanks to the greater digitization and interconnection that is characterizing the market in recent years.
Thus the industrial 4.0 digitization has spread successfully in most of the world, developing recently also in Italy.
In the era of the fourth industrial revolution, the digitization of business processes, especially those dedicated to production has increasingly developed in every sector, involving both small and large companies.
Among the processes, production has undergone the highest effects of industrial 4.0 digitization, as it moves from more rigid logic to a more flexible system, which also allows greater customization of the offer by adapting the product to customer requests, sustaining low costs.
This new industrial revolution pushes towards the era of on-demand production, facilitating the launch of machines that are always connected and able to produce pieces quickly and efficiently.
The industrial 4.0 digitization favors the interconnection of all production components.
In addition to investments, another significant element for the transition to this new way of doing business is human capital, which must be properly trained and must be able to adapt to the many changes brought by digitization.
The Industrial 4.0 Plan
At the end of 2016 the Business 4.0 Plan is approved by the government and this represents an opportunity for all companies that want to seize the possibilities linked to the fourth industrial revolution.
The plan includes concrete measures based on three main guidelines: to operate in the logic of technological neutrality, to intervene with horizontal actions (therefore not sectorial) and to act on enabling factors.
Among the objectives of this plan: to mobilize already in 2017 additional private investments for 10 billion and to allocate 11.3 billion of private spending in research between 2017 and 2020. Not less, more than 2.6 billion Euro of private early stage investments.
The advantages of industrial 4.0 digitization
The advantages that can be obtained from industry 4.0 are numerous and essentially linked to a recovery of staff productivity.
Moreover, since these systems are easy to use, the company does not find it difficult to implement them and can also define which technology to focus on.
The main purpose of the industrial 4.0 plan is to encourage companies to adapt and fully adhere to the fourth industrial revolution, supporting the digitization of business processes and the technological modernization of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises throughout the country.
Contact GP Progetti if you are interested in adopting or improving your industrial 4.0 digitization system.