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April 2017

ADVARIS at Interwire 2017: Industry 4.0 for cable makers

State-of-the-art Wire & Cable Software developer from Germany presents “ADVARIS Cable”, the integrated modular solution for length-based manufacturers, at the leading USA Trade Fair.

From May 9-11 2017, ADVARIS Informationssysteme GmbH will be presenting its operations management system “ADVARIS Cable” at the Interwire in Atlanta, USA. Over the past few years the software solutions developed in Bruchsal, Germany have become a standard for the length-based manufacturing industry throughout the world.  In fact, as a part of its cross-group switchover to SAP’s ERP system, US cable manufacturer Southwire has decided to install ADVARIS Cable MES. Southwire has now implemented the manufacturing execution system by ADVARIS in several of its US plants.

The ADVARIS Cable Solution supports and interlinks all aspects of operation, especially design, manufacturing, quality assurance, plant maintenance, materials management, logistics and sales. The heart of the system is a mature, high-performance Manufacturing Execution System (MES) perfectly attuned to the special requirements of wire and cable manufacturing.

“Requirements in the length-based manufacturing industry are becoming continually higher, and there is an increasing need to react fast and cost-effectively to an ongoing situation. This makes it essential to have an operations management system which records and analyzes data reliably in real-time”, Manfred Moser continues. Describing his own system, the ADVARIS CEO speaks of “transparency at the touch of a button”, referring to the real time monitoring of production, quality and maintenance data. The individual ADVARIS modules can be seamlessly integrated with existing ERP system, such as SAP or Microsoft Dynamics.

ADVARIS at the Interwire 2017: Booth 552

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September 2016

ADVARIS Finalizes Factory System Partnership with Maillefer

ADVARIS Informationssysteme GmbH and Maillefer Extrusion Oy have concluded a strategic partnership for the business area called Maillefer Factory System (MFS). From now on, ADVARIS will be equipping Maillefer and its international customers with cutting-edge operation management systems for the cable and wire industry. Maillefer offers a complete set of technology and services for turnkey-ready cable factories and extensions of existing factories as a general contractor and is now planned to intensify this business area.

Maillefer has chosen suitable partners for the individual trades involved in creating a cable factory. “Right from the beginning, ADVARIS was our ideal partner for enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES). For us, as a premium supplier, the decisive factors are high quality, reliability and know-how – and ADVARIS delivers all three”, says Juha Hiltunen, head of the Project Management.

The ADVARIS ERP / MES solution “ADVARIS Cable” includes all software modules required for the operation of a cable factory. From cable design to manufacturing, to quality assurance and delivery, Maillefer’s customers can now rely on the support of an integrated system. For a long time now ADVARIS Cable MES has set standards as the leading, sector-specific solution. With the new system release in spring 2016, ADVARIS has become one of the pioneers of the “Smart Factory” in length-based manufacturing. ADVARIS Managing Director Dr. Manfred Moser sees numerous benefits from the cooperation: “Bundled strengths, and a stimulating exchange of knowledge as complementary partners, create additional competitive advantages for both companies. Thus for ADVARIS users, Industry 4.0 is no longer Utopia, but is becoming an established way of life.”

Dr. Manfred Moser from ADVARIS (right) and Mr. Juha Hiltunen from Maillefer

About Maillefer:

Maillefer is the global leader in wire & cable and pipe & tube production technologies. We offer over 50 technologies and the widest services portfolio in the industry to cover nearly 20 applications. From us, you can always get the best technical fit and value – from a single component to a complete factory – to match your lifecycle needs.

Maillefer production solutions are available for building and automotive wires, dry or jelly filled fiber optic cables, low, medium, high and extra high voltage cables, rubber cables, telecom, LAN and coaxial cables, heating and plumbing pipe, micro-drip irrigation tube, automotive tube, medical tube, micro-duct tube, off-shore pipe and umbilicals, and special tubes.

To serve our customers fast and accurately, we have five regional sales and service centers in China, Egypt, India, Russia and USA, and a network of 50 agents worldwide. Our two global competence centers in Finland and Switzerland provide customers with global know-how and best practices.

www.maillefer.net

 

August 2016

ADVARIS at IWCS 2016

Visit ADVARIS at booth 434 during the 65th Annual IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium in Providence, Rhode Island, USA on Sunday – Wednesday, October 2nd – 5th, 2016. IWCS is the premier venue for new technologies in wire, cable and connectivity products, processes and applications.

At IWCS 2016 we will particularly introduce the ADVARIS C2 System: Cable Design, BOM & Routing, QC Test Plan and Costing.

C2 supports the entire business process from cable design, process planning and costing to the release for manufacture of routings, BOMs and test plans. As your company’s central product data management system, C2 therefore provides the technical master data for production scheduling, materials management, shop floor control, quality assurance and sales.

C2 can be seamlessly linked with ADVARIS’ Cable MES which is the worldwide leading Manufacturing Execution System for wire and cable makers. Thus Industry 4.0 – also called the Smart Factory – is no longer Utopia, but is becoming an established way of life in cable industry.

If you are in the process of examining your current ERP provider, your MES solution or contemplating adding a Cable Design package, we would be happy to provide some information.  ADVARIS can assist your company in industry leading Smart Factory Solutions.

Our team at the conference will be happy to help with your queries. See you at IWCS 2016!

Februar 2016

Wire 2016: New Generation of ADVARIS Cable Solution

Operation Management System on a New Software Platform

ADVARIS Informationssysteme GmbH is presenting the new generation of “ADVARIS Cable”, its solution for the cable and wire sector, at the Wire 2016. As well as functional highlights, the trade fair presentation of the system developer from North Baden, Germany will focus on the roll-out of the new ADVARIS software platform. Pre-dating their official release, ADVARIS presents the new “look & feel” of the two modules C2 (Cable Design and Costing) and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul). With their new user interface design, Web Client and performance optimization, the software specialists certainly stay true to their exhibition claim “Always a twist ahead”. ADVARIS CEO Dr. Manfred Moser confidently states: “ADVARIS Cable is the most comprehensive, fully-integrated operations management system for cable and wire manufacturers available on the market today. For ADVARIS customers, Industry 4.0 is no longer utopia. It is everyday practice.”

New development has concentrated on the detailed planning and scheduling module for optimized machine utilization, on integrated variant management, and on the logging of machine and process data. Thanks to the ergonomic user interface and the freely configurable signals, the links with machines can be easily set up and flexibly extended as required. The new MES version reads data such as recipe numbers and settings directly into the machine PLC (programmable logic control). Transport orders for the movement of materials in production are generated automatically, and transmitted to AGV transport systems (automatic guided vehicle) or forklift terminals.

The ERP module for metal account management now automatically generates accounting entries for customers and suppliers from the business operations. EDI interfaces are also integrated for the electronic transmission of orders, delivery notes and invoices to customers and suppliers.

The ADVARIS Cable Solution supports and interlinks all aspects of operation, especially design, manufacturing, quality assurance, plant maintenance, materials management, logistics and sales. The heart of the system is a mature, high-performance Manufacturing Execution System (MES) perfectly attuned to the special requirements of wire and cable manufacturing.

ADVARIS at Wire, Düsseldorf: Hall 9, Stand B54.

ADVARIS Cable brings transparency to the shop floor and optimizes production processes in real time

Dezember 2015

New Features for optimized Planning

ADVARIS Cable MES: Enhanced schedule reliability, less capital tie-up

ADVARIS has released the latest version of the Detailed Planning & Scheduling Module of its Cable Manufacturing Execution System (MES). It is now possible to read in data of a customer inquiry – such as article number, quantity and desired deadline and from them automatically identify the best possible delivery date. In order to do this, the Detailed Planning & Scheduling Module makes a comparison of the request data with the firm’s current production data. This provides the sales department with a fast, reliable and verifiable basis for confirming the date to the customer.

Another new feature is a special process for dealing with bottlenecks. Potential bottlenecks among the machines are pinpointed and the sequencing of orders is optimized accordingly. This feature cuts setup times to a minimum and enables deadlines to be reliably met. “Every minute of downtime saved at a machine bottleneck counts double. The rest of the factory is planned around this, ensuring that as far as possible machines, where potential bottlenecks may occur, are supplied with the relevant materials just-in-time. This reduces the quantities involved in work-in-process and consequently the capital tie-up”, comments ADVARIS CEO Dr. Manfred Moser, speaking of the new planning aid.

Bottleneck planning is complemented by the ADVARIS MRO Module (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul). By preventive maintenance based on continuous condition monitoring of the machines, ADVARIS MRO ensures that the relevant machine is actually operative and available at the specified time.

Another advantage of the Detailed Planning Module: it also now enables production employees’ qualification profiles for operating specific machines and dealing with specific product types to be defined and compared. Once these profiles have been entered, the planning module represents the need for personnel, itemized according to qualification, machine and time period, thus simplifying the deployment of personnel. In this way revision-proof documentation can be provided for every production batch, confirming that only appropriately trained and qualified personnel were used.

ADVARIS MES DPS 2015