Fuuz MES: Your Business. Your Way.
Take charge of your plant floor from receiving material to shipping product with visibility into every step of the production process and access to the data in your ERP and business software.
Fuuz MES offers powerful functionality out of the box. Our implementations are often 5-7x faster than other software.
Fuuz Supports Your Manufacturing Process
Discrete manufacturing processes produce individual parts, including their assembly, into a final product. Discrete manufacturing examples include automobiles, appliances, and consumer electronics.
Process manufacturing is a production method that creates goods by combining supplies, ingredients, or raw materials using a formula or recipe. Industries that produce bulk goods, such as food and beverage, refined oil, gasoline, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and plastics, use process manufacturing.
Batch production is associated with process manufacturing operations where produced goods are made by mixing or blending components in industries such as food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Fuuz MES: 7 Things You Need to Know
The Fuuz Platform and its pre-built MES app are revolutionary approaches to managing plant floor operations. Here are seven things you need to know about Fuuz MES before considering other outdated MES solutions.
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MES on the Fuuz Platform becomes part of a connected ecosystem. And this connectivity raises its value beyond the traditional use as a machine monitoring app.
Fuuz MES Capabilities
Built on modern event-driven architecture, Fuuz MES simplifies your software environment, eliminating point solutions and middleware, so IT can focus on making apps that drive business initiatives.
Smart Factory Automation
Capture data from real-time entries made by equipment operators or the automation of equipment to track manufacturing production and processes. As a result, you’ll run a more effective business — and when you make a product, you’ll make it right.
Single Source of Data
MES on the Fuuz platform is part of a data-driven environment, with the ability to connect to other systems, streamline data flow, and add machine learning workflows to drive and accelerate decision-making.
Connect with Everything
MES on the Fuuz platform connects with everything without the complications of point solutions and middleware. Capture and share meaningful data between your ERP, and business software packages, and even access on-premise data so you can monitor and measure anything – people, processes, plant floor equipment, and more.
Pull orders in real-time, and eliminate manual printing and data entry by automating the creation of orders. Then, automate sending push orders, directing them to any of your fulfillment centers or third-party logistics providers.
The Fuuz MES app replaces data silos and rigid point solutions with a personalized platform that connects people, processes, machines, and data, from small companies using QuickBooks and spreadsheets to large enterprises with multiple locations using various versions of ERP.
Fuuz’s MES offers granular traceability and quality control with automated lot management that shows where things are and where they came from. In addition, MES supports product license plating and the ability to group and manage inventory by the user's container type. Lot traceability is automatic in Fuuz, with lot numbering based on your in-house requirements or customers.
Lower costs and increase profitability
Automate tasks like sending out new POs to suppliers for approval, updating customer invoices, or issuing credits as required — without human intervention.
Drive plant performance and revenue growth
Connect machines, equipment, people, production, processes, and more for a complete, real-time view of your production lifecycle, start to finish.
Enable continuous improvement of manufacturing workflows.
Embed Quality Assurance production processes to fix problems as they occur and use process monitoring to anticipate problems and prevent them before they occur.
3 Big Benefits of MES on the Fuuz Platform
You can use the Fuuz MES app right out of the box. There are too many benefits to list here. So let’s go with the top 3.
Fuuz customers find their implementation times are 5 to 7 times faster than other software. Here’s why. The endless combination of pre-built tools, platform features, and no-code drag-and-drop editors makes it possible for business and sales teams to create their own data visualization dashboards and documents, so your developers can focus on more complex, value-driven projects.
The Fuuz Platform is version-less. This means you can customize your MES solution but, unlike other cloud software, the Fuuz Platform will always reflect the current state of the customizations you’ve made. Siloed data and time-consuming software updates are a thing of the past.
The Fuuz MES app allows users to configure their software solution exactly how they want it. And it has pre-built connectors that connect anything with everything else — people, processes, partners, machines and other software.
Fuuz MES Features
Fuuz MES supports mixed-mode manufacturing environments for co-products, by-products, recipe, batch and lot management. Manage your products, BOMs and manufacturing routings directly within the Fuuz MES app.
Production Setups allow you to view exactly what is being worked on at any point in time, in real time. Supervisors can also use Production Setups to monitor what every work station and/or operator is currently working on, and whether those processes are meeting or exceeding standards.
Unlike other software, Fuuz uses its own Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for a frictionless user experience. All updates happen in real-time, and all screens notify the user if something has changed.
Some companies are workcenter-centric while others are staff- or operator-centric. Fuuz simplifies how work orders are generated with flexible, operation-specific dispatch screens.
Fuuz out-of-the-box MES supports product license plating, the ability to group and manage inventory in a container type the user defines.
Lot traceability is automatic in Fuuz, and lot numbering can be based on either your in-house requirements or a customer’s requirements.
Fuuz MES also offers the granular traceability and quality control you need with lot management that shows where things are and where they came from.
Fuuz production tracking helps you understand operational efficiency, capacity and resource utilization no matter what type of manufacturing method you use — even if you use multiple methods.
And Fuuz is flexible too. User screens and operator dashboards are easy to personalize, providing the just-right level of interaction without distraction.
Augment basic MES with Production Monitoring and Process Monitoring to automate manual processes. Track your equipment modes and states from a user interface so your operators can make updates. Or use our Device Gateway tool to connect your industrial controls. No third-party applications are required!
You can use Fuuz to report your costs. Or Fuuz can push the information into another system, like your accounting software, payroll software, ERP or any other software you use. And MES on the Fuuz Platform comes with pre-built Connectors to most major software from QuickBooks to ADP to SalesForce and a whole lot more. Need a customer Connector? We can do that too!
If you have a product that is produced simultaneously with another or a product that generates a known output, Fuuz can help you with Product Setup and Configuration.
You can use the Fuuz Platform tool Device Gateway to merge process data with production data for mass work orders. And Fuuz works with any machine-to-machine communication protocol such as Open Platform Communications (OPC), Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) and ModBus.
The point is that you don’t need to purchase anything extra in order to use standard methods of integrating with industrial equipment.
*OPC UA is the standard for machine-to-machine communication. It meets all requirements of the IEC61784-3 standards for security.
Robust scheduling tools within the Fuuz Platform make it easy to adapt data and stacking rules that meet your particular requirements. And unlike other solutions, Fuuz customers can group, sort and order scheduling based on any data in the platform.
Track and analyze your OEE/OAE/TEEP and other important metrics with real-time information using an internet connection. You can also automate predictive quality and maintenance, forecasting when you’ll need to perform maintenance, purchase new tooling or change recipe settings.
If continuous production is your manufacturing process, this Fuuz MES feature allows you to merge process data with production data and (this is cool) incorporate Machine Learning into your processes to prevent unnecessary downtime.
Fuuz operator dashboards, control panels or Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) are designed with complex operational workflows in mind. Fuuz screens work on any device, function within any process flow, and adapt to any department, workcenter or employee.
We’ve saved the best for last. Fuuz data collection screens don’t require retraining or complex configurations to work. That’s just one of the ways Fuuz delivers faster time to ROI for our customers.
MES on the Fuuz Platform becomes part of a connected ecosystem. And this connectivity raises its value beyond the traditional use as a plant floor monitoring app — because Fuuz’s apps, tools, and platform solutions are adaptive. So when your business processes change, Fuuz changes too.