The modular MES

Manufacturing Execution System

Axxalon Flow MES System

AI planning technology

Planning and control in real time

Graphical representations of orders

Dashboard and cockpit views

Modular design – easy to implement

From €11.50 per user per month plus. VAT.
  • monthly cancelable
  • No minimum contract term
  • Simple and uncomplicated
  • Also suitable for small companies
  • AI-based order planning
We digitize your production!

The powerful MES – modular and cost-effective

Reduction of throughput time

Planning and scheduling of 1000s of operations

Digital work order management

Modular product strategy ensures customer benefits

Capacity planning

Integrated advanced AI-based scheduling (APS)

Recognition of bottlenecks

Clean and user-friendly UI

Massive scalability

POLCA module for High-Mix-Low-Volume & QRM

SaaS-based

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Transparency and clarity through adaptive dashboards:

Full integration of BI (business intelligence functions) through integration of Metabase. The dashboards are freely customizable by the user.

Application examples:

  • Order release
  • Capacity planning
  • Order scheduling (Planning and Scheduling)
  • Scheduling cockpit
  • Utilization display with bottleneck visualization
  • Detailed order presentation (data, image, drawing, 3D model)
  • BDE function
  • Dashboard and cockpit view
Axxalon Flow MES Dashboard
Manage Axxalon Flow orders

Visual and easy to use:

The axxalon flow® interface is simple and intuitive. Elements can be easily moved using drag-and-drop.

Performance:

axxalon flow® guides orders unerringly and visually through the company. axxalon flow® draws on the extremely powerful algorithms of axxalon plan® and plans your production lines accordingly, with the aim of minimizing the throughput times of the overall system and identifying bottlenecks.

AI-based planning:

With axxalon flow®, we offer a basic MES with integrated AI-based planning technology from axxalon plan®. This allows you to upgrade your existing systems with AI applications and at the same time receive the outstanding graphical interface of the axxalon flow® MES. You can upgrade your order planning and production organization with our solutions without having to replace existing ERP systems or “introduce yet another new software”. They connect our services to their systems and benefit from full AI computing power from the cloud. This makes “AI for retrofitting” a reality!

MES AI-based capacity planning
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Advantages of cloud connection:

  • Global availability of data
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Usability through MicroServices

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Quick overview

Quickly display and filter what you are looking for

Everything organized for every order

Kanban Planning Board

Automatic capacity planning

The modular MES tailored to your needs

Only use and pay for the modules you need
SaaS-based pricing model available for each module

Basic module

MES, BDE & Kanban Planning Board

Digitization starter package for production

Visualization & digitization of

  • Production documents
  • Orders and parts lists
  • Drawings, models and pictures
  • Production planning
  • Time Tracking
  • Production data handling
  • Digital Kanban Board

Extension module 1

Gantt production planner & capacity management

The planning of your production visualized at a glance

  • Representation of the chronological sequence of operations and assignments in the Gantt chart
  • Search and filter functions
  • Rescheduling via drag-and-drop in the chart
  • Capacity management of people, machines, departments and entire areas
  • Graphic visualization
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Extension module 2

Integration Axxalon Plan MES System Logo

Automated & AI-based order planning

  • Shortest lead time of all orders
  • Highest achievable delivery reliability
  • Consideration of available capacities
  • AI-based bottleneck optimization tools from Google OR Tools
  • High-frequency planning processes for the entire production plan of all operations and orders
  • “Frozen zone” freely definable by the user

Extension module 3

Dashboard & KPI

Central key figures transparent at all times

  • Dashboards and KPIs configurable by the user
  • Dynamic display of KPIs
  • Lead time
  • Delivery reliability
  • Utilization
  • and many more
  • Full integration of METABASE BI Use the flexible BI system!
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Extension module 4

Material availability

Material availability at operational level

Inclusion of material availability at operation level for dynamic production planning and fault decoupling, systematic reduction of WIP and throughput time.

Extension module 5

Personnel resource planning & qualification matrix

Management of your staff and their qualifications

  • Dynamic workforce scheduling taking qualifications into account
  • Inclusion of qualifications per person
  • Derivation of training measures or qualification bottlenecks
  • Supports the multifunctional team qualification campaign
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Extension module 6

POLCA Pull System

High Mix & Low Volume

Control highly variable production systems & master variability. Pull production management for highly variable make-to-order production according to QRM, POLCA and system dynamics.

Extension module 7

Management of bottlenecks

On the basis of the “Theory of Constraints”

Identification and visualization of bottlenecks to improve the overall performance of the dynamic system.

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Extension module 8

IIoT machines connector

Connection of physical devices

Connect all types of machines to axxalon flow in real time to receive real-time data.

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Axxalon Flow – The core of your future smart factory

Smart Factory

Analytics: Collecting, filtering and analyzing large amounts of data with AI to obtain previously unknown patterns, correlations and insights.

Prediction: Analytics, connectivity and AI models enhance the ability of a smart factory to predict developments or simulate alternative courses of action for decision-makers in scenario analyses.

Planning & scheduling: AI-based planning and control systems for order, capacity or bottleneck planning significantly increase the output of a production network without investing in machinery or capacity. Axxalon Plan MES System Logo Axxalon Flow MES System Logo

Execution: Virtual robotics automates standard operational execution routines. Scenarios, measures or decisions taken are executed transparently and automatically. People can make focused decisions based on data and scenarios and retain full control. Execution is then highly automated. Axxalon Flow MES System Logo

Connectivity & IIoT: The basis of the smart factory is the connection of system elements to the Internet of Things (IoT). High connectivity of all elements increases the information density, database and actuators of an application. The higher the connectivity, the greater the degree of freedom for complex smart factory applications.

Cloud computing: Highly complex problems solved by microservices, preferably directly from the cloud. This means that existing systems from the cloud can be expanded as required and the service is always ready to go. Smart Factory users benefit from the results and high performance without having to maintain the infrastructure themselves.

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    Your guide to MES systems

    What does the abbreviation MES mean?

    “MES” for “Manufacturing Execution System”. A manufacturing execution system is a software system that is used in production to monitor, control and optimize production.

    What does an MES do?

    An MES offers functions such as recording production data, digitizing production orders, monitoring production processes, planning and controlling production, quality assurance and product traceability. Capacity planning, workforce scheduling and the visualization of data using dashboard functions are also core elements of an MES, enabling employees and managers to make valid decisions.

    An MES offers the potential to increase production efficiency and productivity, reduce costs, improve product quality and create transparency in production. By integrating production data, connecting machines and analyzing production processes, an MES can also help to identify bottlenecks and suggest improvements.

    How does an MES system work?

    A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) typically consists of a series of software modules that communicate with each other. An MES system can generally be divided into the following levels:

      1. Operations level: This level includes all activities that take place in production. Production orders, work instructions and production data are managed here.
      2. Control level: This level is responsible for controlling the production processes. It contains functions for monitoring and controlling production machines, plants and systems.
      3. Equipment level: The lowest level of the MES system comprises all devices and machines used in production. This is where data from sensors and actuators is recorded and forwarded to the MES system.

    The MES system makes it possible to collect data from different levels and display it appropriately for production management. In addition to real-time monitoring of production, it also offers many operating elements for machine operators and production personnel. Typically, all production data for the order is available digitally, time recording is possible directly and additional information required to process the order is also attached directly. As with axxalon flow, this includes work instructions, parts lists, drawings, inspection instructions, integrated CAD models and other quality management documents. This ensures complete traceability of products, minimizing errors and improving quality.

    An MES system can and is usually integrated into other IT systems such as ERP systems, production planning and control systems or quality management systems. This means that data from different systems can be merged and used effectively on site at machines and workstations.

    What is the difference between an ERP system and an MES system?

    An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system and an MES (Manufacturing Execution System) system both have different functions and objectives, but they can be integrated to optimize production.

    An ERP system is software that supports the management of business processes at the highest company level. It is designed holistically for the entire company. It offers a central database in which all business areas (such as finance, sales, purchasing, human resources, etc.) are integrated. An ERP system helps to digitize and automate business processes by integrating information and data flows throughout the company. An ERP system therefore maps the entire company and can be seen as the “digital backbone” of the company. Often, however, an ERP system is not specifically optimized for individual departments or processes, but pursues the goal of mapping the company as a whole. Nevertheless, it can often be observed that ERP providers have historically or strategically specialized in certain strengths and focus groups, which is why each ERP system shows individual strengths and weaknesses.

    An MES system, on the other hand, is a software system that controls and monitors production processes in real time. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of manufacturing and can provide functions such as production planning, capacity planning, digital order documents, material requirements planning, order control, quality assurance and product traceability.

    Essentially, the difference between ERP and MES systems is that ERP systems integrate and optimize the business aspects of the company, while MES systems control and monitor production processes in real time.

    So there is no need to weigh up “either ERP or MES”, but rather an ERP system serves as the digital backbone of the company, while an MES system is then connected to meet the specific challenges of production.

    In practice, ERP and MES systems are therefore often integrated with each other to create a more comprehensive production management system. The integration of ERP and MES systems can help to increase production efficiency and productivity, reduce costs and improve product quality by exchanging data and information between the two systems.

    The MES system is in constant communication with the ERP system. For example, the MES obtains the order data, product data, documents, etc. from the ERP system and returns recorded times, order status, logged-off orders, etc.

    Is MES also available as Software as a Service (Saas)?

    Axxalon flow is a Software as a Service (SaaS) based MES for the manufacturing industry. As a provider of MES systems, axxelia has developed its software for cloud implementation to enable companies to benefit from the advantages of a cloud-based solution. These include no initial investment, high scalability, flexibility, simpler implementation and maintenance, no internal IT infrastructure required and low monthly costs.

    By using MES as SaaS, companies can benefit from a much simpler cost structure overall, as they do not have to pay for the entire MES software at once, but for the use of the software on a monthly or annual basis.

    The security and reliability of data in the cloud plays an important role when selecting an MES system as a SaaS solution. Companies should ensure that the provider has implemented appropriate security measures and that the data is accessible and protected at all times. This should be checked and ensured and is also possible for SaaS solutions. Therefore, data security and reliability is not a general knock-out criterion against SaaS models.