‘PILOT Suite’ by FELTEN clearly goes beyond the classic MES solutions for the production management Serrig, 19.02.2010 – although manufacturing companies have invested increasingly lately in MES systems, who see themselves as intermediaries between the ERP systems and the product management. But these solutions remain ultimately limited in terms of integration of business and production with regard to their benefits, because the ERP applications do not provide data in real time and exhibit the classic MES concepts this inherent restrictions. It, for example, insufficient data from the production processes for Realtime analysis can be provided, so that no immediate measures can be initiate. So far the production management can be accessed immediately and sufficiently on the relevant financial data, to make precision reviews of the efficiency of processes and jobs. Also missing on the sales data for more efficient resource planning\”a direct coupling, called Werner Felten, Managing Director of FELTEN group, two concrete examples. In this respect significant disadvantages for the market flexibility, competitiveness, and profitability caused by the lack of integration of business and production processes: no continuous control of the company as a whole, because the two-sided master data, indicators and evaluation models are not synchronized.
Delayed reaction to changes in the market such as falling demand for individual products or economic weaknesses, because she only delayed discovered information in the business processes and may reach the production management in a modified form. Inadequate and delayed feedback of production, for example, in the case of bottlenecks in the resources, technical failures or in material sourcing due to lack of automatic and standardized processes of the sales organization and other business units. Limited cost control in the production field due to lack integration into the business methods for evaluating economic efficiency with involvement of Finance and controlling data. Limited effect of enterprise-wide programs to improve efficiency, because it’s consistently uniform structures for master data, lack of indicators and assessment models.