There is more exciting news from GE Digital on its newest Proficy MES version. In a previous discussion, we learned that all of the GE Smart Factory Portfolio are becoming available not only on-premises but also on cloud or hybrid. As a fully-hosted managed service for MES-as-a-Service, MES can always be up to date with improvements from lean or continuous improvement (CI) efforts. GE claims up to 30% lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and reduced maintenance while improving security.
The composable architecture now supports OEE, production, and quality management. With cloud hosting, smaller manufacturers can also deploy MES effectively. Another aspect of this release that supports quick results and lasting value is the dozens of out-of-the-box configured screens. These are ready to support production, quality, and performance measurement workflows in process, discrete, and mixed-mode environments.
No-code capabilities also enable customers to tailor the MES to their specific needs. This can be crucial in supporting frontline workers’ adoption of MES. The quality module also offers a way for operators to comment on issues as they arise.
All of these enhancements are to an MES that is already deep and broad. Progress toward the cloud in manufacturing software is continuing. GE offers that option for those who want it, but also on-premise and hybrid for those maintaining those environments. Thank you, Sumit Pal, for sharing this with us!