A total of 35 packing lines were equipped and connected. The manufacturing execution system (MES) developed by OAS and called pronto receives production orders from the enterprise resource planning system and distributes them into individual packing orders. pronto has been completely integrated into the existing IT infrastructure and coordinates 13 different interfaces to subsystems, such as label printers, data matrix encoders, camera systems, pricing systems, check-weighing systems, and programmable logic controllers – a total of nearly 150 field devices. Furthermore, the document management system and two stock management systems have been connected via diverse interfaces. pronto is not only connected to the ERP system, it also delivers all operating and machine data to the standard business information tool used at Tönnies, which uses the data to retrieve robust reports. pronto is available on a total of 50 operator stations and more.
This implementation solution has lead to lasting streamlining of the packing process and packing faults can be prevented now while the internal goods logistics has been improved considerably.