September 2, 2020.
At the Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant, within the framework of the digital transformation program, the implementation of the Production Operational Management System (PMCS) has been completed. This software solution is part of MES (Maufacturig Executio System).
MES is like a smart home, only in production. In addition to collecting all data and analyzing them, the system can control and optimize many processes and resources. COPP allows you to avoid a huge number of paper reports, Excel-documents, duplicate data in different programs, and to manage production in real time.
“For the Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant, it is especially important to use MES-level systems, since our technology depends on many factors: temperature regime, composition of raw materials, energy consumption and others, - notes the head of the Department of Information Systems and Automation Konstantin Bolshakov. - The capabilities of the system are such that the management is able at any time to assess the operational technological situation throughout the enterprise, draw appropriate conclusions and virtually instantly adjust the process. The implementation of the SOUP is a planned stage in the digital transformation of production and sets a fundamentally new, modern standard of management. ”
Currently, only a part of the functions of the MES-level is implemented in the SOUP. The enterprise plans to expand the system, implement the function of drawing up a technological report, real-time balance, transition to integration with LIMS (Laboratory Iformatio Maagemet System, laboratory information management system).