Beyond the MES: Fly. (Part 2/2)

Advanced capabilities and MES provide the intelligence that is key to the ‘lights out’ factory

By Dan Meier
Beyond the MES

Part 2: Fly.

The MES ideally provides everything needed to automate steady-state manufacturing. But in the ‘lights out’ factory, all forms of non-standard processing need to be automated, as well. In Part 2 of this multi-part series, we’ll look at some of the enhanced capabilities that can be integrated with the MES to provide manufacturing intelligence that leads us closer to the ideal of the ‘lights out’ factory.