MES (manufacturing execution system) is a production information system that manages production processes (from communication with machines to production planning and control). It includes processes that are not able to be accommodated by ERP systems and thus enables effective production management.

ERP systems do not solve advanced functions in production – e.g. online communication with machines, unique identification of pieces, connection of machines, packaging of products, uploading programs, etc. Production in ERP is solved from a narrower perspective – usually only through basic functions for reporting manufactured pieces.

Yes, we have many years of experience with many types of machines and can set up communication between them and MES PHARIS. Even with very old machines, we are able to collect information on cycles at least. The solution does not depend on the brand of the machine, but on its capabilities. The machines then communicate with MES PHARIS through a standard interface (Euromap, OPC, Printer port) or through digital cards.

After basic training, operators are able to work with the terminal very quickly. It’s definitely not as time-consuming as regular paperwork. And certainly not when taking into account the further processing of paper documentation and taking into account its error rate. Numerous opposite examples can be shown from practice – increased efficiency and savings.

Not only because of the very wide range of modules, functionalities and user scenarios. We see effective production management as a partnership and in this context we offer over 20 years of experience in the development and successful implementation of MES PHARIS. MES PHARIS is a Czech product developed and supported in the Czech Republic.

In principle, the Maintenance module can be implemented as a separate system, but it is necessary to remember that the efficiency of using this module increases with the corresponding input / output data.

The Production Logistics module covers the internal logistics of materials, products and semi-finished products. The APS module takes into account material availability from the point of view of production planning. Storage itself, from the point of view of business processes, is not a standard functionality of MES systems, it is an issue solved within ERP systems. MES PHARIS communicates with ERP systems also from the point of view of materials, to ensure related functionalities.

In the case of the sale of the MES PHARIS license, customers are provided with server licenses that authorize them to operate the MES PHARIS system application server and client licenses enabling users to work with the MES PHARIS system, within web clients (management and normal use of the system) and terminals in production (operators). Server licenses can be operated both on customer servers and in the PHARIS cloud environment. MES PHARIS licenses can be purchased or rented as a service (SaaS).

In MES PHARIS, print templates can be managed and linked to packaging units. After filling the packaging in production, MES PHARIS enables the necessary labels to be immediately printed, which the operators stick on the packaging units.

Yes, ideally by implementing a pilot project (usually putting into operation basic functionalities and user scenarios on a limited number of machines). Another possibility to learn the benefits of MES PHARIS in practice is a reference visit to a user of MES PHARIS, which can be part of a business meeting.

It very much depends on the scope of the implementation project and on the individual milestones of system commissioning (whether the launch of the first user scenarios is waited for the completion of the last ones). The cooperation of the customer’s employees can significantly affect the length of the implementation. Typically, implementation is completed in 2 to 12 months.

Cooperation is expected from the customer when installing hardware, networking machines, etc. Cooperation is also required when defining and tuning individual processes. It is necessary to select a key user among the employees who will be trained as a system administrator.

Yes, if MES PHARIS does not contain a key functionality for the customer (or another suitable solution), it is possible to order the development and commissioning of this functionality, both as part of the implementation and during system operation.

An ordinary PC is sufficient for managing MES PHARIS via the web client. However, the requirements for the server and production terminals need to be consulted with the MES PHARIS supplier.

Yes, production documentation in many formats can be added to various objects (for example, machines or operations) in MES PHARIS, and the operator can view it at any time via the terminal.

For the automated management of material needs, MES PHARIS includes the Material Logistics Kanban module. Furthermore, at the terminals, operators can “call” personnel who are responsible for the delivery and removal of material.

This process is based on downtime. The MES PHARIS administrator can set a custom downtime dialer, and then the operator can manually set the corresponding downtime on the production terminal. This process can also be automated. When the machine stops and there is no cycle, the operator registration changes from “production” to “idle”.

MES PHARIS can create a form that is assigned to a technological procedure. The deployment of the correct form is subsequently required before registration for production. MES PHARIS also facilitates the registration and management of molds – users know where the mold is currently located, how many cycles have been performed on it and when the last maintenance was performed.

Yes, MES PHARIS can be bi-directionally integrated with third-party systems, including economic and ERP systems, using the API and SCI interfaces.

Yes, MES PHARIS allows the creation of basic objects (materials, technological procedures, production orders) which users usually import from the ERP system when set up appropriately. ERP serves for the management of business processes, which can be independent of the MES PHARIS production management process.

Through the standard communication interface of MES PHARIS, it is possible to import many parameters of a specific employee and thus it is possible to easily create his account in MES PHARIS or share data about his current attendance online.

Yes, it is possible. The controllers support various RFID technologies (LF, HF, UHF), but the correct RFID readers must be supplied.

Yes, it is possible, but strongly not recommended. Updates not only include new functionality and new features, but also security and technological enhancements. User support is therefore provided for a maximum of 3 versions backwards from the current one. MES PHARIS operated in a cloud environment is always in the latest stable version.