Technology on the production floor can provide time savings, safety, stats, and much more. McDonald Plastic Molding knows this firsthand through the everyday use of eProcessing books, Statistical Process Control (SPC), leak testing, and pressure decay testing.
One investment our company recently made in order to enhance production efforts through the use of technology was the installation of Epicor Mattec MES. An MES (Manufacturing Execution System) is a computerized system used in manufacturing in order to track and document the transformation of raw materials to finished goods. For our facilities, this means that each injection molding machine is equipped with touch screen hardware to allow operators to easily interact with the MES and view work instructions, inspection requirements, prints, assembly videos, and other related information. In addition, technical and warehouse staff are equipped with mobile devices to access and input data from the shop floor.
The MES presents data in an actionable format which helps enable McDonald Plastic Molding’s leadership to objectively identify individual improvement opportunities, as well as measure overall plant performance.