Manufacturing Operations Management

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What is Manufacturing Operations Management?

Manufacturing operations management (MOM) involves defining the policies and rules necessary to maintain high levels of production and ensure that people, processes, and machinery operate in a coordinated way. MOM includes optimizing machinery, materials, process execution, and the management of operations personnel based on strategic business objectives, such as cost reduction, quality control, performance improvement, and customer satisfaction, with attention to sustainability aspects.

What is the difference between MOM and MES?

A manufacturing execution system (MES) primarily focuses on what happens in the production facility, and the term often refers to software that tracks the production process. Manufacturing operations management encompasses production execution systems as well as efforts to analyze production processes. It also includes related areas like warehouse management, total production capacity, and inventory analysis.

In the current economic landscape, optimizing plant activities is crucial in achieving business goals and ensuring sustainable growth. In the Italian industrial context, which is characterized by small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises, how essential a role operational processes play becomes evident.

To address these challenges, a section of our blog is dedicated to operations management, collecting contributions and experiences for those within the company involved in improving operational processes.

Manufacturing Operation Management services from sedApta

Thanks to its cutting-edge manufacturing operations management solution, sedApta is the ideal partner to tackle these challenges. SedApta’s MOM solution optimizes all of the key aspects of operations: planning, production, and control of production processes, along with the fundamental components of processes, people, and technology.

The primary goal of sedApta’s MOM solution is to bridge the gap between operational processes and actual customer needs. Operations management in manufacturing makes the customer promise tangible and constitutes a crucial element in a company’s business strategy.

Effective operations management brings benefits at both operational and managerial levels.

Operational benefits

  • Lean operations: Managing job orders through electronic instructions, transmitting configuration parameters to machinery, increased control to strengthen processes and product quality.
  • Asset optimization: Monitoring overall equipment effectiveness and controlling asset downtime to identify bottlenecks, define best practices, and compare performance across different production lines or machines.
  • Quality control: Maintaining consistent product quality by defining and implementing production processes and defined work procedures to achieve quality that meets all specifications and requirements.
  • Improved quality: Reducing waste and variations to improve efficiency and reduce quality losses through the use of statistical process control methods.

Managerial benefits

  • Business performance management: Ensure all stakeholders follow the same procedures, control how quality variations impact profits, and get real-time visibility over business and plant operations for effective planning.
  • Product compliance: Ensure full traceability and visibility in quality data to reduce the risk of product recalls, guaranteeing that products are manufactured according to specifications.
  • Process visualization: Visibility across the entire supply chain and decision support facilitate better decision-making and help ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Seizing opportunities: Facilitate integration between planning and business functions with production operations to increase agility, capitalize on market demand opportunities, and optimize production capacity.

In conclusion, pursuing operational excellence is crucial for small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises in contributing significantly to business development and, consequently, to the country’s overall development. sedApta’s MOM solution makes us your key partner in achieving this goal.

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