Agile transition of a production control system (mes)

Agile transition of a production control system (mes)

Challenge

Task

  • agile transition of a distributed production network‘s production control system (MES)

Objective

  • enablement to Industry 4.0 use cases
  • reduction of very high operational expenses

Framework

  • very high degree of automatization
  • 12 factories in 6 EU countries
  • 24/7 operation must be maintained
  • pre-existing MES is a highly integrated, in-house development (code base c, among others)

Solution

  • status quo analysis and development of a transition strategy
  • identification of matching technologies with consideration of functional and non-functional requirements
  • establishment of an edge/cloud architecture on the basis ofstandard platform and software components (microservices)

Benefits

  • modular architecture sets the right course for growth and innovation as well as new prospects for I 4.0 use cases
  • orchestration of a customized solution based on standard components
  • holistic support for the long-term transition process
  • this approach facilitates fast commissioning of new locations and profitable operations of existing locations

Technologies

  • Messagebroker (Rabbit MQ)
  • Java
  • Python
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes