Manufacturing Execution System

What's a MES software?

MES (Manufacturing Execution System) software is an IT tool whose primary objective is to collect all production data in real time in order to optimize the monitoring and management of industrial processes.

Thanks to the centralization and orchestration of this data, the MES software will be able to deliver all relevant information (performance indicators, product traceability, compliance checks, monitoring of operating procedures, preventive maintenance, etc.) to enable the manufacturer to continuously optimize its production activities and be responsible to market developments.

Thanks to it, you obtain real-time production monitoring at different strategic points of the production line and therefore benefit from a global view of all the manufacturing processes in progress in the factory.

COOX : the Heart of Industry 4.0

COOX : the Heart of Smart Factory

The COOX MES or MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) software is the heart of the smart factory. It allows you to control and optimize all stages of production, from manufacturing orders from the ERP or your management system, to storage or shipping of products. Connected to your ERP, COOX (COllaborative Operation & eXecution) collects all your production data in real time and provides the manufacturer with overall production monitoring.
This data is then analysed to allow you to 

continuously improve the performance of your installations, to react and anticipate breakdowns and hazards in your production instead of suffering them.

Thanks to its innovative modeling technology, the COOX MES software adapts to any type of industrial process and any installation configuration. The models (of equipment, operation, etc.) are reusable on one or more sites. They contribute to the speed of deployment and the robustness of applications.

Discover COOX 8.10 on video in 2 min

The version 8.10 of COOX MES software offers access to the latest innovations in terms of digitalization of operations with multimedia contextual help for operators. Of course, the fundamentals of COOX such as the systematic traceability of both manual and automatic operations and the modeling of installations are still required.

The functional improvements cover all areas and include in particular:

- New extention IPS (Improved Planning & Scheduling) of the MESbox PMT
- New extension LBM (Labor Management) of the MESbox PMT
- Genealogy graph functionality with intelligent algorithmic placement (MESbox MTG)
- New nomenclature model coupled with recipes
- Extension of container properties: parent-child relationship
- Extension inheritance capabilities on materials
- Many improvements of the MESbox QPI module
- New icon set across business components and graphical improvements
- ...

In short, you will have understood that the new COOX 8 version combines all the advantages to allow you to control your process with flexibility and precision and to benefit from optimum production monitoring in order to improve performance and productivity.

What issues does the COOX MES software respond to?

From the management view
  • I would like more up-to-date information than what my ERP gives me
  • What is the actual production today? Does it correspond to the objectives?
  • What is the actual cost price of our products?
  • Are the figures transmitted in the reporting reliable?
From a quality service point of view
  • Are we compliant with the regulations?
  • How to improve our various quality indicators? Can we achieve zero waste?
  • Are we faithful to the customer's specifications?
  • Are all procedures followed?
From a production point of view
  • Is the production in line with the objectives?
  • How many people do i need to ensure the planned production?
  • Who would be available to launch an exceptional production?
  • If we order it, will we meet the deadlines for other orders?
From a maintenance point of view
  • What is the number and duration of my equipment failure?
  • How to reduce the most penalizing breakdowns?
  • I need to schedule a preventive maintenance shutdown, when is the best time to do it?
  • What is the intervention team on Wednesday?
From the operator's point of view
  • Am i behind in my production?
  • What must I do now?
  • Can i spend less time filling out worksheets?
  • I would like to be guided in delicate operations
From a purchasing point of view
  • What is the outstanding stock?
  • We broke up yesterday, what are the reasons?
  • Have we already started the last shipment ordered?
  • When should I place the order for the next production?
  • The supplier tells me a day late, is it annoying for us?

Features delivered by the COOX MES software

Performance analysis - Indicators - OEE - KPI

Quality and industrial performance are part of the for continuous improvement of manufacturing processes (TPM approach : Toal Productive Management). Key Performance Indicators OEE calculation and monitoring Real-time graph display

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Production quality monitoring

Quality, an essential component of production monitoring, is a transverse function that operates from the receipt of raw materials to the delivery of products. Multi-level Quality controls Quality rate and performance in real-time Continuous improvement

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Products traceability - Genealogy

In order to guarantee the quality of their products and comply with increasingly demanding legislation, industries must have now an effective product traceability. Containers and transfers modeling Systematic traceability of material flows Detailed genealogy of batches and used equipments

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Operating procedures monitoring - Process traceability - Batch file

Key to productivity and quality, process control is now a challenge for all industries. Process control Systematic process traceability Electronic Batch File

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Recipes and bill of operations management - Formulas and BOMs

Essential for the control and execution of your production, product definitions can either be sent by your ERP but is often created or completed in the MES. Recipes definition Process modeling Recipes and multi-step procedures

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Production orders management

Production orders will allow to sequence the manufacture according to the orders to be delivered. Import from ERP Launching and monitoring production orders Automatic management of resource allocation

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Planning - Scheduling - Detailed Planning

Transmitted by the ERP or the  production management  to the MES software, production orders can also be created directly. Planning production orders Control of their execution Real-time visualization of production phases

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Material flow and inventory management

Perfect visibility on material flows, whether raw materials or products : an essential stake for production. Comprehensive tracking of batches Immediate identification of their location Optimal inventory management

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Staff, manpower and teams management

Production monitoring or MES functions do not replace the management of the company's personnel, but provide the necessary information for the assignment of personnel on the workstations and their management as a production resource. Better resource management Control of the execution time of operations Optimization of the actual manufacturing cost of products

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