Jayant Magar, AMW Motors
Sep 14th 2015

Digital Innovation Strategy

In an attempt to make manufacturing processes automated without any manual intervention, AMW has come up with an innovative solution called Smart-MES. Smart MES is a computerized system to track the transformation from raw materials to finished goods. It helps manufacturing decision makers understand how current conditions on the plant floor can be optimized to improve production output. This is done by capturing data from machine sensors and posting it into the ERP system. It provides real-time information to respective decision makers about production booking, inventory, RM consumptions, WIP, OEE, productivity, operators’ efficiency and FG stock through analytics and mobility. Smart-MES also operates across areas like product life-cycle, resource scheduling, order execution and dispatch, production analysis and downtime management for overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). The objective of this initiative is to improve productivity and reduce cycle-time, the total time to produce an order.

The project helps in increasing the revenue of the company by reducing wastage and improving decision making. It also helps capture accurate cost of production, operations and machine data information.