OPCENTER

Siemens Opcenter (formerly known as Manufacturing Operations Center) is a holistic Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) solution that enables you to implement your strategy for the complete digitalization of manufacturing operations.

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Siemens Opcenter provides end-to-end visibility into production, allowing decision makers to readily identify areas to be improved within both the product design and associated manufacturing processes, and make the necessary operational adjustments for smoother and more efficient production.

Siemens Opcenter's technologies and architecture adapt to the specific requirements of different industrial processes. It provides comprehensive MOM applications with a rich ecosystem of industry-specific functionalities developed from deep expertise in manufacturing. The highly scalable platform delivers multiple capabilities and enables customers to combine production efficiency with quality and visibility to reduce time to production.

Siemens Opcenter provides solutions for

Advanced Planning and Scheduling

Manufacturing Execution

Quality Management

Manufacturing Intelligence and Performance

Research, Development and Laboratory

PREACTOR APS

Digitalization is changing everything, and manufacturers must react quickly and intelligently to unexpected changes, while being able to respond to shorter lead times and satisfy customer demands.

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These challenges are faced not only by large enterprises, but also small and medium businesses. Preactor APS products have been specifically developed to meet this need, using advanced algorithms that balance demand and capacity to generate achievable production schedules.

Preactor APS products can be used for long-term strategic planning covering months and years, medium-term tactical planning with a few weeks planning horizon and for detailed sequencing and scheduling.

Preactor APS can be installed out of the box, and can be customized and configured where necessary. It can be used standalone to manage planning and scheduling, and is also designed for integration with other software such as ERP, MES, Data collection, Forecasting, Demand Planning and OEE applications.

Advanced Planning

Advanced Planning software is a strategic decision tool designed to aid you in long and mid-term planning. It considers forecast and long-term orders, supports decision making about feasibility and affects the general direction of productions

Advanced planning software supports major production capacity decisions surrounding extending the work force, resource capacity, and factories. It helps you determine what and how much to make, where and when to make it, and exactly what materials and resources are required.

Planning can be executed in finite or infinite capacity mode and planning time periods can be days, weeks, months, or a combination of all three. If used together with our advanced scheduling system, detailed production schedule information can be sent back to the planning system to override planned volume with scheduled volume. Master Production Schedule (MPS) can then be re-calculated using production schedule as the base for new results.

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Advanced Scheduling

Advanced Scheduling software is an interactive, multi-constraint scheduling system. Availability of resources and additional constraints, such as tooling and materials, are all taken into consideration during scheduling to ensure an accurate model of your environment. Orders can be scheduled quickly using intelligent built-in rules, and the planner also has the ability to manually interact with the schedule to make changes based on their experience or new information.

Advanced Scheduling provides decision-making support for overtime, order prioritization, split production batches, due date negotiation and order processing.

SIMATIC IT R & D Suite
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SIMATIC IT R&D Suite allows companies in CPG and process industries to capitalize on their R&D potential and develop new products faster.

SIMATIC IT R&D Suite offers a scalable and flexible platform to streamline, optimize, and align all product development processes with manufacturing. It keeps the product designs and processes well in-line with quality and regulatory requirements. The smooth integration and alignment of R&D and manufacturing data and processes drastically speeds up the transfer of final product designs to mainstream manufacturing.

Typical R&D activities such as project data management, formula and packaging development, trial and experiment management, and production process design require an integrated set of best-in-class components ranging from electronic notebooks to laboratory management over-specification management to batch and inventory management, pilot plant manufacturing and the like. Key functionalities like regulatory compliance and support for the Intellectual Property process are an integral part of SIMATIC IT R&D suite.

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Valor

Valor® MSS seamlessly integrates the key elements of the PCB manufacturing process into one easy-to-manage platform. Available as an end-to-end suite, the following modules may also be installed as needed.

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Valor MSS Foundation

This module provides a single point of origin for easy-to-manage factory setup with specific line definitions, product structure, registration of materials with their attributes and release of production work orders to the master schedule.

Valor MSS Process Preparation

This module integrates key engineering tools for introducing new products to PCB assembly, inspection and test, with right-first-time production programs and documents. All engineering tasks and work flows are based on one common data set and outputs are validated for quality-assured production. MSS Process preparation work flows include:

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Valor MSS Production Planning

Eliminate the guesswork in production planning by automating optimized family setups on multiple lines with one click. This module will improve your on-time delivery, increases asset utilization and reduces machine down time, especially in high-mix PCB assembly operations. Family setups and optimal production sequence are based on many factors:

  • Individual machine placement rate
  • Feeder availability and feeder capacity of the machine
  • Available inventory
  • Current setup of material on each machine

Valor MSS Asset Utilization

View and analyze real-time graphical status of events on the assembly line. Real-time display includes working status, cycle time, wait times, and error information along with many other performance indicators.

Monitor the line performance online, in the office or remotely. View the exact location of bottlenecks and the duration changeover downtime between jobs and much more. The graphical display makes it easy to isolate and improve problem areas, increase asset utilization and get more production out of existing assets.

Valor MSS Material Management

Reduce inventory and streamline production using a Lean material flow based on just-in-time principles. Material is kitted and delivered to the line based on real-time pull signals from each machine, the current status of work orders and pending changeovers.

Minimize the material cycle from receipt of goods through final assembly with automated tracking of material consumption, waste and movements through the factory. Essential transactions can be reported to ERP for improved inventory accuracy and control. Valor MSS Material Management places the right material at the right place at the right time eliminating material bottlenecks and wait times.

Valor MSS Material Verification

With Valor MSS Material Verification, production machines will not run until all material is correctly setup. Extensive capabilities such as the ability to block a feeder when MSD sensitive component has expired, or when a feeder needs maintenance, are included for all users. Eliminate manufacturing errors by enforcing correct setups, change-overs, splicing, feeder positioning, MSD or RoHS constraints and feeder management. It includes guided set-up and verification for fixed feeders or off-line trolleys, with family setups. Advanced users can take advantage of support of LED light class binning and on-the-fly verification of variant setups.

Valor MSS Material Traceability

Trace material history per PCB ID, work order or time-code to minimize liability and to comply with customer traceability requirements. The traceability record includes data from all assembly workcells (automated and manual) and captures additional information including the operator working at the time, and the program running on the equipment. Trace the history of materials used in production according to vendor data including the manufacturer’s part number, batch or date code, unique reel ID, production work-order and the process step in the routing.

Valor MSS Quality Management

Ensure continuous quality improvement and device history using a paperless quality management system for the entire manufacturing flow. There are specific modes of operation for each type of quality assurance function from automated data collection to complete diagnostic analysis of failures and effective repair. Specific applications include:

  • Guided failure diagnostics and closed loop repair
  • Defect “Cause Alert” to warn the work cell of origin
  • Enforced routing to ensure all steps are completed in the correct order
  • Automated data collection from test and inspection equipment The paperless solution creates and manages the product genealogy and the complete build record to meet exacting requirements for process traceability. Core features include skills management, paperless document delivery, data collection, and managed product repair. Valor MSS Quality Management will help you achieve the goal of zero defects.

Valor MSS Business Intelligence

Give managers and engineers the decision support they need with full visibility and clear insight on information from the entire manufacturing process. The Business Intelligence (BI) module helps you improve on-time delivery, eliminate waste and increase asset utilization and quality. BI reveals which problems to solve, in which order, to achieve specific business goals and priorities.