The initiative "Industry 4.0" was created by the German Federal Government at the beginning of 2012 with the goal of securing Germany's future as a production location in international competition.
An important aspect in Industry 4.0 is the decentralization of decision making, meaning that employees, machines and products communicate with one another in the so-called "Internet of things". This involves coordinating the demands of employees and machines so that information processes can be managed more efficiently. Employees experience transparent personnel resource planning and coordinate their work schedules among themselves. Work-life balance is improved, increasing motivation.
The classic automation pyramid with its strict separation in the fields of automation technology, the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), the Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is no longer up to date. The data models of these layers must engage seamless as far into each other and at the same time interoperability is to be aligned to new processes in interaction with customers, suppliers and service providers.
Connected automation pyramid
A Manufacturing Execution System (MES), which ensures a seamless flow of electronic information from corporate software to the production line and the man-machine dialog, is the basis for completely integrated, self-organized production in the age of Industry 4.0. Central data management and decentral intelligence, paired with real-time transparency, define competitive next-generation production. For this, Trebing + Himstedt relies on an end-to-end SAP-based solution adapted to each unique set of circumstances.
With the Open Integrated Factory SAP Shows what is already possible today in case of Industry 4.0 with a fully meshed production based on SAP ME.
The world of industry 4.0 creates services on platforms and connects sensors, products, production and customers in real-time. Trebing + Himstedt will support you in the design, piloting and operation of such software-as-a-service (SaaS) or platform-as-a-service (PaaS) concepts based on the latest SAP Cloud Technology. Our many years of experience with horizontal and vertical networking of machines and equipment make Trebing + Himstedt an ideal partner on the road to the smart factory. We implement services for predictive maintenance and quality, or intelligent asset management as a SaaS offering.
As an SAP silver partner, Trebing + Himstedt implements the SAP solutions SAP Manufacturing Execution (SAP ME) and SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) as well as SAP Cloud Platform. We also consult in the areas of process modeling and solution architecture.
Learn more about the possibilies of the SAP MES und IoT Solutions and geht in contact with the experts from Trebing + Himstedt.