Best practice sharing is a powerful method to gain new knowledge and to optimize production processes – so did the users of MPDV’s Manufacturing Execution System (MES) HYDRA. They had come to network with other MES HYDRA users, exchange MES knowledge, and learn about the future roadmap of HYDRA, which is at the center of any Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiative.
After a keynote address by MPDV Group’s founder and CEO Prof. Dr.-Ing. Juergen Kletti and MPDV Group’s VP Enterprise Development Nathalie Kletti, MPDV presented recently released MES functionality such as HYDRA’s Edge Computing Suite and the future roadmap showing the continued evolution of HYDRA as a catalyst in the IIoT and Industry 4.0 initiatives. The forum also featured presentations by customers United States Gypsum (USG), Panduit, and Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors. These customer talks centered around the sharing of knowledge regarding the implementation of HYDRA MES, the benefits, and the adoption of such a system in diverse manufacturing environments.
The day was capped off with an evening reception for dinner, drinks and networking at the Signature Room Restaurant atop Chicago’s iconic 875 N. Michigan Avenue (formerly the John Hancock Building). Dr. Stefan Loelkes, CSO at MPDV USA Inc. summed up: “Our goal for this event was set up a forum where our customers could network with other HYDRA users and share ideas on best practices, implementation, use of the technology, and adoption. Based on the active participation and eager discussions throughout the day we can clearly say that we have clearly reached our goal.” Feedback from the participants also showed that there is a strong demand to make the customer forum a regular event.
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MPDV USA, Inc. (www.mpdv.com) is headquarted in Orland Park, IL USA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of MPDV Mikrolab GmbH. MPDV is developing Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and is looking back on over 40 years project experience in the production environment. MPDV’s product portfolio comprises of MES products, services for the MES environment and entire MES solutions. MPDV currently employs 380 people across ten sites in Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, China, and the US. Customers from different industry sectors, ranging from metal processing to medical engineering, benefit from more than 1,100 installations of MPDV’s MES solutions. These include mid-sized companies to global enterprises.
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) support production companies to improve efficiencies in their production processes, increase productivity and thus to secure or enhance their ability to compete. A state-of-the-art MES puts companies in the position to record and evaluate data along the complete value chain in real-time. People in charge can therefore react instantly to unforeseen events in the daily production routine and put in suitable measures. MES supports on all levels of a manufacturing company short-term as well as far-reaching decisions by providing a reliable data basis.
HYDRA, the modular structured MES by MPDV, features an extensive functional range and meets all requirements stated in the ISA95 and the VDI guideline 5600. Individual HYDRA applications based on a central MES database can be combined without the use of interfaces. Thus, HYDRA guarantees a 360-degree view on all resources in production and can incorporate overlapping processes. Powerful tools for configuration and customization ensure that HYDRA can be modified in order to cater for company and industry specific requirements. HYDRA can be integrated into existing IT landscapes and is used as a link between production (shop floor) and the management level (e.g. ERP system). Production companies are particular reactive using an MES system like HYDRA and therefore remain competitive – especially looking at Industry 4.0.
MPDV Mikrolab GmbH (www.mpdv.com) headquartered in Mosbach/Germany is developing Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and is looking back on over 40 years project experience in the production environment. MPDV’s product portfolio comprises of MES products, services for the MES environment and entire MES solutions. MPDV currently employs 380 people across ten sites in Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, China, and the US. Customers from different industry sectors, ranging from metal processing to medical engineering, benefit from more than 1.000 installations of MPDV’s MES solutions. These include medium-sized companies to global enterprises. Being part of the TOP 100 businesses MPDV is one of the most innovative med-sized companies in Germany.
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Fax: +49 6261 18139