Past vs modern industry company structure can be very exciting now. Let’s think about the structure of today’s companies. In the era of changes regarding IIOT4.0 we see a certain division into systems created very modernly and those that were created, e.g. 5 years ago. Here are the main features of both cases:
Company structure before Industry 4.0
Company structure in Industry 4.0
ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning – generally, it is the entire enterprise management layer where only coarse data and statistics are needed. We know how many products were produced at what time, what was their cost, etc.
MES – Manufacturing Execution Systems are computerized systems used in manufacturing, to track and document the transformation of raw materials to finished goods. The MES system is designed to transfer data from SCADA systems to ERP on an ongoing basis.
SCADA – Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
HMI – Human Machine Interface
PLC – Programmable Logic Controller