This year, the MES/MOM specialist iTAC Software AG has been positioned as a "Leader" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems.* iTAC's Manufacturing Execution System, which has been established in the market for many years, was further developed in 2021 to become the Manufacturing Operations Management System iTAC.MOM.Suite and enables the planning, control and monitoring of production processes in real time.
This includes, for example, the handling of production orders, the management of materials and resources, the monitoring of machines and systems, and the performance of quality checks and tests. In addition, through the integration of analytics tools, the MES/MOM collects data in real time and supports predictive planning. "Through the analyses, deviations or problems can be quickly identified and resolved. The iTAC.MOM.Suite offers intelligent collection and evaluation of data to also control regulatory processes and enable predictive quality assurance," explains Martin Heinz, board member of iTAC Software AG.
The MES/MOM easily adapts to necessary changes in production or the respective requirements of the manufacturing company. The microservice architecture makes it possible to add functions or modules as needed. The iTAC.MOM.Suite is therefore used in manufacturing companies in various industries such as mechanical engineering, automotive, electronics, medical technology, injection molding, metal processing and battery production.
Real time monitoring and control
The MES/MOM also supports, for example, just-in-sequence production and one-piece flow production. For just-in-sequence production, precise coordination and timing of the individual production steps is crucial to success. The MOM/MES enables real time planning, control and monitoring of production processes so that, for example, the individual work processes can be executed in the correct sequence to ensure continuous production.
In one-piece flow manufacturing, the production flow must be designed in such a way that each item or unit passes through the manufacturing process without delays. The MOM/MES continuously records and monitors production progress by collecting real time information on the status of each item or unit. It ensures that production flow is smooth and that no delays occur. The system can identify shortages, coordinate the flow of materials, and optimize the sequence of processing steps.
Simplicity and expansion through openness and low-code
"In modern single piece production as well as in series and mass production, highly demanding digital processes have to be mapped and implemented at the same time. Thanks to its openness, the iTAC.MOM.Suite can be seamlessly integrated into the digital platform strategies of our customers. We place great emphasis on simplicity, usability and end-to-end process integration for our users and have therefore integrated low-code tools. This simplifies customizations and customer-specific extensions, for example, and increases agility," says Martin Heinz.
*The full Gartner report is available here.