Why implement Operator?
In many manufacturing sites the IT landscape is as indicated in the figure below. ERP level and shop floor level systems are tried connected directly without a layer in between.
This is typically resulting in duplicate functionality, gaps in functionality and many isolated add-on solutions as Excel sheets, paper systems and other “best-of-breed” solutions.
Well defined integration
By introducing a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) layer between the ERP system and the shop floor level systems a well defined integration is achieved.
By using Operator a wide range of the existing add-on solutions can be eliminated either by standard functionality or by minor modifications made in Operator’s flexible development environment.