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Custom MES Cuts Costs, Reduces Risk and Supports Mobile Workforce

Client Profile

This manufacturer is one of the world’s leading makers of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals. In construction, they are recognized for their engineered lumber products, gypsum panels and other quality building materials. They are also active in aerospace and mining of facilities management.

Business Situation

Their existing Oracle manufacturing execution system (MES) leveraged legacy technology that was not extensible or scalable. With the technology reaching end-of-life, potential support issues were becoming a possibility.

In addition to the technology challenges, the legacy MES system had a complex user interface which was difficult to navigate and required a significant investment to train machine operators to use the system.

As the modern workforce in the mill environments evolves, the support technology needed to change. The new system needed to support the adaptive work system for resources and automation of the assets on the mill floor, laying the groundwork for a future Internet of Things (IoT) setup.

Technologies Used

aspnet ASP.NET 4.5
aspnet ASP.NET MVC 5 & Web API 2
angular Angular 1.2
boostrap Bootstrap 3
Entity Framework 6.0
sql SQL Server 2012
Services & Scheduled Tasks
  • advisory consultingAdvisory Consulting
  • Scrum Methodology
  • cross-functional teamCross-Functional Team
  • appsApps