V7 evolution of NPI and MES software
23 April 2008
Aegis Software has launched version V7 evolution of its NPI and MES software system.
V7 builds on the Aegis MOS concept of joining process planning and launch technology with factory execution. It also provides actionable real-time dashboards and analytics, all within one system and on a single data model.
An ‘activity-centric’ web-browser-based interface provides a single access point for all manufacturing operations personnel, and delivers shop floor materials verification, paperless documentation, product tracking, interactive traceability, quality and repair, defect visualisation, test and diagnostics, pack-out control, real-time monitoring, SPC, and reporting.
For actionable data display, Aegis’ new solution offers iMonitor 2.0, enabling users to design their own real-time performance, quality, materials, and production dashboards. These dashboards come alive on the factory’s plasma monitors and at manager’s desktops, drawing on the real-time data feeds from the standards-based Aegis data acquisition system, xLink.
For interactive traceability, V7 offers an online environment for exploring both forward and reverse traceability. This environment returns exact product content, environmental, machine, process, materials, test, measurement, upper and lower assembly, and shipment data.
For detailed historical analysis, the Aegis Data Miner is a means to graphically explore the massive reservoir of Aegis MOS data, visualise this data graphically, and then publish it in a report quickly and easily. This becomes a means to develop any output quickly and easily without ever involving IT personnel, without need for knowledge of SQL, or any need to know the Aegis data model. When engineers or managers need to report to customers or regulators, or if engineering is exploring last month ’s performance, V7 eliminates the eternal burden of ‘report design’.