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Centralize Control Room Dilemma

We are planning to have our centralize control room (CCR) in our group/factory. We plan to include SCADA and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) inside the picture. However, after some discussion with my superior, it seems quite complicated to incorporate SCADA and MES in the CCR. If we want to include MES, that will include production scheduling etc and a lot more departments such as operation, production, shiping etc. We think, those stuff are quite difficult to handle via MES because a lot of thinking are involve in a lot of critical daily decision making.

Therefore, i told my boss that we are actually not looking at MES and not SCADA as a whole, because SCADA will include some extent of human control via the human machine interface (HMI). What we want in the CCR is just some monitoring of the vital plant parameters, some analysis on the Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE), Overall Plant Efficiency (OPE), things like downtime tracking, Key performance index (KPI), and probably some other stuff that I need to think of the make the CCR a really usefull, easy and imperative tool for the top management to use. Got to select the most vital plant tagging as well....Gosh....this is a very tough assignment for me!!!

posted by zaki yamani @ 1:20 AM,

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