Porto-based provider of provides of manufacturing execution systems (MES) Critical Manufacturing has been awarded a contract with electronics manufacturer éolane, based in Tallinn, Estonia to implement a two-phase Manufacturing Execution System (MES). The first stage of the project will replace éolane’s existing legacy system on-site. The next will see the implementation of additional features and modules, moving the business towards an Industry 4.0 (I4.0) solution, the systems provider said in a press release.
According to the company, the new MES will enable éolane to increase integration between systems and improve line performance through real-time operational visibility and accurate collection of cycle-time, delay, throughput and other data. This will ensure that manufacturing lines are always using the right information and will reduce the effort of compliance management. The system will provide full traceability, help with troubleshooting, and provide detailed quality analysis and online statistical process control (SPC). Access to real-time yield figures, traceability of yield loss and real-time reporting of WIP, staging time, aging time, time constraints and expiration dates will further help improve line performance and reduce lead times.
éolane provides electronic manufacturing services in high technology sectors. It designs and integrates advanced electronic PCBAs for eight focus markets: defense, industry, telecom, railway, automotive, medical, energy and aeronautics, with a goal to help manufacturers through the complete life cycle of a product.
“We selected the Critical Manufacturing MES because it gives us the flexibility and integration capabilities we need to provide the high level of support and excellence our customers demand. The modularity of the solution gives us plenty of scope to innovate and further drive efficiency and quality through our operations in the future,” Antoine Yon, Plant Manager at éolane, said.
The execution of the new MES will be carried out in cooperation with éolane, following an agile, flexible approach. Subsequent to the initial installation at the éolane facility in Estonia, there is the possibility that the solution will be rolled out further to five additional manufacturing sites in France.
“We have a strong focus on the electronics market and are delighted to be working with an innovative company such as éolane. The modularity and flexibility of our MES is a perfect fit for the phased implementation of this project and the agility éolane is looking for. It will give them a platform to build on for the future and provides them with a strong foundation to realize all the benefits of I4.0 in the future,” Augusto Vilarinho, director of Business Development at Critical Manufacturing said.