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FELTEN comparison study: were compared to the previous year only achieved optimization has may high priority, improvement strategies minor improvements but do not reduce the use of MES solutions, Serrig 19.05.2009 – high performance reserves are in the production processes of the German manufacturing companies and only minor improvements have been made over the previous year. As a comparative study of the FELTEN group among nearly 400 companies shows that currently in three out of five plants less than 85 per cent of the performance potential be exploited. Only 17 percent of the respondents rate their production processes as only slightly optimized. As causes for the unused power reserves, the companies specify in particular an insufficient integration of production and business processes. Over two-thirds of the companies see this as a central problem. In addition, there many to a desirable speed in the production processes at similar and has the resource management weaknesses on.

The flexibility of the production control complies with no practice at two-thirds of the companies. It is problematized compared to 2008 of 6 percent more companies (65 percent), also at the rate of the production error) has the number of dissatisfied companies by 4 percent increased to 62 per cent. However, integration into the downstream processes has improved somewhat (43 percent). Another weakness is the FELTEN-survey in every second case in inadequate cost transparency in the production processes. However, the punctuality performs comparatively well. It represents a significant problem currently only at 37 percent of the manufacturing companies.

Here a relatively significant improvement was the result compared to the previous year (43 percent). As a consequence of this situation, the optimization of production processes for three quarters of the companies is top on the agenda. 43 percent to measure her even a very high”priority in the current business plans for another 29 percent are one of the optimization measures high’ strategic importance to. Only every eighth production plant is currently no requirements to address this topic with great interest. The companies due to the current economic situation are even stronger than previously forced to prove the efficiency of their production processes to the test”, judge Werner Felten, Managing Director of the Software House. However, he doesn’t believe that the classic MES systems sufficiently help the intentions of optimization. You are ultimately to statically created and thus not able adequately to support, for example, today’s requirements for flexibility”, he explains. Rather, precise analysis and intelligent use of the processed information in the Center must be made, he explained. The previous code based methods have often only an alibi character and would, therefore, offer only a low value for the practice. Also, the separation should with new models, how about the approach of production intelligence offer them, by Production and business processes should be resolved. The topic of optimization should be considered new and can be reduced not only on the use of MES systems”, Felten calls. FELTEN GROUP: The FELTEN GROUP is an international operating software and consulting company, the solutions to optimise processes for all production areas and according to international quality standards of GMP and FDA (21CFR part 11) creates. meetBIZ & think tank GmbH Wilfried Heinrich Pastorat str. 6 50354 Hurth Tel. 022 33 / 61 17 – 72 fax. 022 33 / 61 17 – 71