27 April 2018
International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath is launching a new version of ‘TouchMES’, its performance-driven manufacturing execution system (MES) which records and displays machine control and other shop floor data accurately and in real time.
TouchMES Version 3 continuously monitors the status of all production processes including downtime to enable leaner manufacturing, at lower cost and with less waste says TouchPath. Production staff and managers now have instant decision-making access to key performance indicators (KPIs) for efficiency and productivity as well as work centre schedules, inventory location and availability, downtime, waste and other metrics, presented using real time dashboards and production status screens. TouchMES also automatically updates the ERP with production, scrap, material issue and labour information. It can be integrated with any ERP or related system, for example Quality Control.
Commenting on the launch, TouchPath international CEO David Myers says: "The latest TouchMES deploys a new level of shop floor data delivery and systems integration. It sets a new standard to bring full manufacturing, machine control data to the ERP environment in real time, improving company performance."
TouchPath uses smart, flexible modules that can be bolted together in almost any combination to deliver a customised solution at an off-the-shelf price, deploying systems technology that captures more information for better business performance and faster ROI, according to the company.