Siemens PLM Software
SIMATIC IT for manufacturing operations management in
electronicsRealizing innovation by digitalizing operations
Electronics manufacturers operate in a dynamic market, facing
strong competition, pressure on margins and short product
lifecycles. Due to consumer demand for innovation and quality at
affordable prices, manufacturers must be able to customize on a
mass basis, and launch a growing mix of increasingly complex
products in record timeframes. Not only must these products be cost
effective, but they must also be able to withstand regulatory and
Manufacturers need to respondTo meet these challenges, global
electronics manufacturers need to significantly reduce their
time-to-market, while increasing supply chain efficiency and
flexibility. They have to optimize production capacity by acquiring
and integrating new facilities; balancing the workload between
factories and managing the outsourcing business process.
Embracing new technologies, such as new components, software,
equipment or processes, and using standardized methods for new
product introduction (NPI), enforces their innovation efficiency.
The necessity for individualized mass production requires a
first-time-right approach, which is made easier by maximizing the
use of automation and stan-dardizing processes.
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Taking a holistic approach to optimizing the value chain
The manufacturing industry is now at the stage in which the only
way to ensure a long-term, defendable, competitive position is by
taking a holistic approach to digitalization that stretches over
the complete value chain.
The Siemens product portfolio already smoothly connects major
parts of the product and production lifecycle. Powerful product
lifecycle management (PLM) software, for example, allows the
development and optimization of new products on an entirely virtual
basis. In the real manufacturing world, the total integration
automation (TIA) concept ensures the effi-cient interoperability of
all automation components.
The Siemens portfolio of software solutions for manufactur-ing
execution systems (MES)/manufacturing operations management (MOM)
connects the automation level with the areas of product planning,
product design, and production design and planning. Its central
position in the value creation process facilitates the optimization
and real-time response to production events, feeding back
production data for immedi-ate cause-specific interventions.
The Siemens MES/MOM product portfolio also integrates with, and
delivers feedback to the financial and administra-tive systems,
typically the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This
supports smoother supply chain integration and collaboration with
suppliers, as well as better service for customers.
Industry software across the value chain
SIMATIC IT, the Siemens solution for electron-ics manufacturing,
helps companies implement effective manufacturing strate-gies.
SIMATIC IT is an end-to-end collaborative solution that facilitates
the planning, design, analysis, optimization and execution of
man-ufacturing processes; enabling users to create and share
manufacturing information across the enterprise and throughout the
SIMATIC IT for electronics manufacturing addresses the critical
issues of board and box building by providing a manufacturing
pro-cess management solution for designing, managing and
integrating the NPI process, seamlessly combining and integrating
it with production planning and execution on the shop floor.
Leading manufacturers around the world have adopted Siemens
solutions to expand revenue potential by accelerating product
introductions, reducing costs, shortening time-to-volume and
optimizing production execution.
SIMATIC IT helps you introduce new products faster by enabling
you to more easily program and optimize the widest variety of
assembly machines and test equipment in low- and high-mix
scenarios. SIMATIC IT enables you to manage all aspects of
manufacturing execu-tion, from material management, machine
monitoring and quality management to full product and process
Manufacturing operations management for electronics
SIMATIC IT UniCam FX, the Siemens NPI software tool for design
and optimization of printed circuit board (PCB) assem-bly
processes, covers the entire NPI process, from computer-aided
design (CAD) import through recipe genera-tion, and supports single
platform and mixed-vendor lines. This proven solution helps
continuously improve your NPI process and maximize the uptime and
throughput of your lines.
SIMATIC IT UniCam Test Expert is the Siemens design-for-test
(DFT) and test programming software application. With Test Expert,
electronics manufacturers can go from design to test and inspection
in a matter of minutes or hours rather than days. With its fast,
user-programmable and complemen-tary interactive tools for
nail/probe selection, Test Expert offers complete flexibility and
control during fixture design for in-circuit-tests (ICT) and
advanced flying probe tests.
SIMATIC IT Preactor APS, the Siemens offering for advanced
planning and scheduling, helps electronics manufacturers face
unique challenges for detailed production scheduling, capacity
planning and graphical master production scheduling, sometimes with
a mix of production modes, make-to-order and make-to-stock.
SIMATIC IT Preactor Advanced Planning is a strategic deci-sion
support tool that combines forecast and long-term orders with
target stock levels and resource capacities to ensure that future
demand is met.
SIMATIC IT Preactor Advanced Scheduling is a finite capac-ity
scheduling tool based on a detailed model of the plant.
New product introduction
SIMATIC IT UniCam eMES for electronics manufacturing is a
comprehensive manufacturing execution solution that enables PCB and
box assemblers to meet traceability require-ments, control
production and integrate their shop floor into their ERP and
extended enterprise. UniCam eMES addresses all your needs on a
scalable and modular platform for elec-tronic production.
Quality inspection and repair are based on automatic collection
of quality data from the shop floor, enabling real-time monitoring
of trends with alarms and notifications
Powerful Pareto and statistical process control (SPC) report-ing
support root-cause analysis
Board and box manufacturing routes are enforced (inter-locking)
and work-in-progress (WIP) is monitored. Every pass through a work
station is time- and date-stamped for full process traceability
Automatically captured and logged defect data from dedi-cated
testers support root-cause analysis and repair processes
Full PCB box-build traceability is possible by capturing all the
relationships in a full-system build from bill-of-materi-als (BOM)
to PCB to final box-build
Web-based traceability queries can be run by component, board
level and surface mount (SMT) line history
Providing out-of-the-box manufacturing execution
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