Extending Supply Chain Execution in Production to Improve Fulfillment

As market conditions continue to change, manufacturers are looking for any extra advantage against their competitors. Could a manufacturing execution system be the solution?


Now Adaptive's manufacturing and assembly sites adjust priorities and product based on demand-driven changes in the market. The real-time manufacturing applications let all of Adaptive's sites share tool setup data, tracking data, quality information, order information, lot history and bill of materials (BOM), regardless of the shop floor or manufacturing system used at each site. Multiple sites can operate as a single entity, thus ensuring the optimal use of all resources in the sites. Adaptive's global manufacturing environment is fully collaborative, both internally and with its extended supply chain of suppliers and customers, providing efficiency and the ability to react in real-time to changes in the demand and the supply chain.

About the Author: Joe Bellini is the executive vice president and general manager of Brooks Software, a provider of real-time applications for enterprises with complex manufacturing operations, using RFID systems. www.brookssoftware.com.

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