MES CAT for discrete manufacturing

MES CAT for the discrete manufacturing - T.CON

MES CAT for discrete manufacturing

The production process is driven by increasing complexity. Idle times must be avoided, throughput and productivity must be increased. High set-up times should be reduced to a minimum. This makes real-time tracking with integrated operational quality processes increasingly important.

Whether raw material quality, routine material handling or the correct execution of the individual process steps on the processing machines or assembly lines - MES CAT continuously records, controls and monitors all production data and processes in production and assembly. Predefined key performance indicators (KPI) - either as real-time information or as trends - enable online evaluation of current and future production situations.

This enables significantly improved process efficiency, higher yields and cost savings while maintaining stable product quality and manufacturing transparency.

Your challenges at a glance:

  • Increasing variety of orders
  • Decreasing quantities per order
  • Idle times must be reduced
  • Shorter delivery times
  • Too low productivity
  • Throughput must be increased
  • Small batch sizes
  • High set-up times
  • Audits, product liability, proof of quality
MES CAT for the discrete manufacturing - T.CON

What is MES CAT?

MES CAT is an intuitive, web-based Manufacturing Execution System. Developed with SAP software tools, users benefit from the seamless integration into SAP ERP. It enables real-time and exact recording of production information, such as feedback on production performance. Due to the continuous electronic workflow and the central consolidation of production-related information in the ERP system, media breaks and double entries are avoided. The real-time overview of production progress and status as well as multilingualism round off this tool.


  • Less scrap
  • More consistent quality
  • Better adherence to delivery dates
  • Less set-up time and downtimes
  • Fewer delivery delays
  • Paperless manufacturing
  • Transparency and complete documentation of all production events
  • Seamless product genealogy, forward and backward tracking
  • Fast order processing
  • No deliveries of defective goods
  • Complete and proper product documentation

Why does MES CAT work so well for discrete manufacturing?

A conclusive operating concept simplifies the handling of the MES system for the production employee. For example, an employee wearing gloves should not have to make any entries on touchscreens. As a modern operating concept, MES offers voice control. The set-up of the control elements and the information displays depend on the work center and the employee's area of responsibility. He only sees the information and safety instructions that are relevant to him. A clear user guidance ensures reliable data entry.

MES CAT runs effortlessly in different languages, in production with employees of different nationalities as well as international locations. Terminology on the input masks can easily be changed, hence adjusting it to your specific needs. Default values can be exchanged for terms that are commonly used in your company, so that employees are already familiar with the technical jargon of the system.

In the event of a malfunction, the employee can see at first glance what is wrong. Conspicuous information windows provide detailed information and displays with a strong signal effect provide support in the event of a fault. Plausibility and field checks prevent the posting of incorrect entries or invalid values. With MES CAT supporting the production employee in the best possible way to enter all required information correctly, he can give his undivided attention to his machine.


  • Real-time insight into your manufacturing process
  • Identification of weak points in the production process
  • Reduced machine downtime
  • Optimized scheduling and logistics
  • Less paperwork due to automatic data acquisition
  • Holistic information enabling faster and well-founded decision making
  • Optimized machine maintenance and system availability
  • Management reports, key performance indicators according to VDMA standard sheet 66412
  • Seamless interoperability between manufacturing and SAP ERP

Important features

  • Real-time data acquisition
  • Production monitoring
  • Quality monitoring
  • Production scheduling
  • Interface to ERP system
  • Preventive maintenance



  • Success story | Integrated SAP environment for Industry 4.0 at Koehler Paper Group
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Let's get in touch.

Norbert Kytka, Headquarters Plattling