On 14 and 15 June 2017, the Future Steel Forum took place in Warsaw, Poland. SMS group exhibited together with SMS digital at a joint booth and participated in live discussions of topics surrounding Industry 4.0 and 'smart manufacturing'. In his presentation “Industry 4.0 and its challenges for flexible production planning”, Wilfried Runde, head of production planning systems at SMS group, introduced the manufacturing execution system, a tailor-made solution for Industry 4.0. SMS group, as partner to the industry, is able to answer the following essential issues of future relevance:
- How can the customization of products be achieved with consistently high quality?
- How can the lead time in production be minimized and delivery punctuality ensured?
- How can optimum use be made of resources and stocks reduced?
X-Pact® MES 4.0 is the complete modular solution for planning and control of the entire metallurgical process chain and all production facilities. It provides a clear guiding structure to set the course for Industry 4.0 and smart factories.