Product highlights: Camstar Scheduling

By Riccardo Consonni

Now the industry-leading MES for the Medical Device, Semiconductor, and Electronics industries has advanced planning and scheduling, too. Camstar Scheduling provides an out-of-the-box, closed-loop scheduling solution that integrates Camstar Enterprise Platform (CEP) with the industry-leading SIMATIC IT Preactor application to create an enhanced scheduling solution for manufacturers.

CEP is efficiently integrated with the advanced scheduling engine through the Camstar Interoperability (CIO) module without requiring any additional modification or software update.

The new scheduling capabilities enable you to:

  • Send manufacturing execution system (MES) data from Camstar to the scheduling engine

  • Manipulate data to create an optimized schedule and return it to Camstar

  • Use the optimized schedule to generate the queue for order dispatching and operation view

Lower inventory levels, reduced costs, faster response to shorter lead times and improved product quality are just some of the benefits that you can achieve by integrating scheduling features with your MES.

The Camstar Enterprise Platform™ is the foundation manufacturers need to enable design for quality, lean manufacturing, supplier quality, rapid NPI, and higher profit margins. Integrating Manufacturing and Quality with ERP, PLM, SCM, CRM, and the shop floor, the Camstar Enterprise Platform completes the technology infrastructure for manufacturing. Solutions are architected for global use enabling worldwide visibility for real-time control and mission-critical operations.

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