Global metals and mining manufacturers recognise that force-fitting monolithic applications into manufacturing operations is costly, risky and ultimately creates systems that hinder agility. Ultimately this defeating the original purpose of the installation.
The metals and mining industry is still learning to manage the ‘IT space’ between ERP and metals and mining Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Companies find that the integration platforms (MII, Webmethods, etc.) allow specialist systems to close gaps in operations.
The general accepted practice for production management is to move away from an ERP-centric design to a more integration-centric design for Production Systems Landscapes.
BearingPoint’s Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence for metals and mining companies provides:
As a result, an essential functionality to production staff is provided. It: