How MES solves for the labor gap

Posted by David Crowley on Oct 8, 2019 4:25:29 PM
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If you're a professional in manufacturing, you're well aware of the "headaches" that come as a matter of course in the industrial space.

PlantStar feeling the pinch from labor shortages

Are you feeling the pinch from the labor shortage?

Stretching to pursue new business but strapped for available capital to hire in advance of bigger customers?

Scraping together time to train new workers?

Tired of the revolving door of temp labor?

PlantStar revolving door of temp labor

Step into our office, take a long, deep breath, and let SYSCON PlantStar make a difference for you.

The solution is automation

In case you haven't heard, manufacturing execution systems (MES) are the solution to pretty much all your manufacturing headaches. We're talking lights-out production, here! What's not to love?!

Here's how it works.

SYSCON PlantStar installs sensors in all your shop floor machinery, edge devices, AGVs, whatever you use to do your manufacturing. **Bonus: we easily integrate with your ERP system or any other BI software you might be using to run your operations. Legacy equipment? No sweat. We've been doing this since 1976.

You use our PlantStar 4.0 software to configure the ideal situations under which your machines should run to produce your product right to spec... or to government regulation.

What barrel and hydraulic temperatures give you the best outcome?

Exactly what size should your shot be?

What's the optimal pressure for peak, back, hold, and every moment in between?

How long should your boost, time-to-peak, and screw recovery be for your product to meet quality?

MES software does the heavy lifting

You start running production. PlantStar 4.0 alerts you before any of those (or other) process variables gets out of control.

You want the whole plant to know when something's not right? Configure a PA alert for all-hands action in real-time.

Heads-up to the right person (or handful of right people) at the right time, before time becomes the problem? Customize email and text alerts to select recipients.

Over time, machine-learning with PlantStar 4.0 MES lets you set it and forget it, automating the work of shop floor babysitters.

The good stuff

Turn out the lights and go home! You can relax knowing your product is within tolerance and will pass quality even if you're not there.


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Concerned about your equipment? PlantStar 4.0 integrates with TPM providers like COAST Systems so you can be predictive with your MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul) instead of worrying about unexpected downtime due to overuse failures.

Take your manufacturing to the next level with PlantStar 4.0 MES solutions.

Reduce your dependence on (and overhead from) skilled labor.

Now that's making a difference!

Get in touch with us today to find out more about PlantStar 4.0 manufacturing execution system solutions.

Topics: MES 101, Reduce scrap, downtime, product quality, labor gap, manufacturing solutions

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