IMCO-CIMAG MES Software

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About IMCO-CIMAG MES

IMCO-CIMAG MES is a cloud-based and on-premise manufacturing execution system designed for small to midsize businesses in chemical, metal fabrication, automotive, aerospace and food and beverage industries. Features include performance analysis, document management, production flow tracking, scheduling, resource management and machine control. The application enables supervisors to manage material and component staging, track setup and disassembly time and receive alerts for conflicts involving crew members or machines. Managers can gain real-time visibility into the working of the shop floor and monitor maintenance activities. It also allows administrators to perform traceability of materials, personnel and tools. It comes with an energy management module, which ...
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IMCO-CIMAG MES User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4

Customer support

5

Functionality

4

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Benjamin

DIXI POLYTOOL

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Business Supplies and Equipment

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Ease-of-use

4

Customer support

5

Functionality

4

Reviewed May 2020

IMCO-CIMAG has been deployed in our company in order to manage a big part of our production.

The skills of the Alpha-3i and IMCO teams allow us to move forward easily, even during very strategic projects.

Pros

In order to monitor the efficiency of our machine and carry out manufacturing advancements, we have deployed IMCO-CIMAG Production. The IMCO-CIMAG solution is flexible and allows for simple interfacing with our ERP through various means, whether direct links between databases or file exchanges. Through an interface developed specifically for DIXI Polytool, we are able to know where our production orders are in real-time. Thanks to the declared production times, we are able to update our production times easily, which allows us to be as accurate as possible in our daily scheduling, and therefore give better deadlines to our customers. Through the operator interface, operators are able to declare waste quantities at the end of production, which is also able to be categorized accordingly. This data is then automatically restored and analyzed by the quality department. We have also integrated tool management, which shows operators the correct tools to use during production. Tool management also allows us to have a standard in our manufacturing process. This, therefore, reduces the variability of production. Finally, IMCO-CIMAG allowed us to set up performance monitoring indicators for our machines. With this and the IMCO-CIMAG software, we are able to instantly supervise all machines with a clear view of machine status(es) as well as the production rates per machine.

Cons

The GUI is decent, but the IMCO-CIMAG team is constantly working on improvements.

CLATOT

PILOT

Verified reviewer

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Writing and Editing

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

5

Customer support

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed May 2020

Develop visual management and productivity in our blister packs

Overall, we are very satisfied with IMCO-CIMAG MES. The field team took charge of the solution and quickly allowed for significant gains with the first project alone. This allowed us to extend the solution to other equipment, resulting in the same benefits. The ROI allows us to continue our deployment of the tool in other sectors, including quality (traceability and quality control) or the planning department (reliability planning).

Pros

The solution is very easy to use, especially the operator panel. The handling of operators is fast and efficient. The supervision performance indicators are very visual and allow real-time quality control of productivity and team members. The possibility of developing specific widgets according to our needs is a real plus that helps us stick to our needs for piloting the workforce. Responsiveness of the support service in the event of bugs is fast and efficient. In terms of associated gains, we have great precision in our production costs due to the OEE monitoring functionality. The ability to make precise analyses of our performance within a specific range is great. The OEE analysis is also updated automatically on a regular basis. Overall, we have reduced downtime by 10%. Detailed data on machine downtime facilitates the management of our continuous improvement actions and helps justify our investment requests.

Cons

The implementation of IMCO-CIMAG requires the availability of a project manager to support the transition (for operator and team manager support). Reshaping the OEE calculation method can be complicated to set up at first, because it changes the benchmarks of management, workshop managers, and team members. Implementing an MES is a bit costly, but worth the price. Finally, there is also a need to mobilize our resources to deal with the improvement actions identified via the MES.

Daniele

Advanced Graphite Materials Italy Srl - ex Graftech International

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Chemicals

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Ease-of-use

3

Value for money

2

Customer support

3

Functionality

3

Reviewed February 2018

A nice customized solution for most of our needs.

Pros

One of the best things is the traceability module that can allow you to keep a specific kind of traceability for your production. Good and stable interaction with the ERP.

Cons

Scheduling module: for our specific way of manufacturing is difficult to use and it takes quite a lot of time to be updated.

Response from IMCO Software

In response to the issues brought up by Daniele we have changed the indexing of work orders and the loading speed of the technical module has been dramatically improved. We have also put together an economical package so that companies that do not need the full IMCO-CIMAG MES functionalities can still find that it provides a good ROI.

Replied April 2018

Guillaume

WINOA

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Mining & Metals

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Ease-of-use

5

Customer support

5

Functionality

4

Reviewed September 2020

From Scheduling to Delivery with the IMCO-CIMAG Solution

Alpha-3i and IMCO have been able to adapt to our constraints and needs despite very specific requests.

Pros

From the management of work in progress through specific portable terminals, to the planning and scheduling of production orders, to the generation of barcode labels to the dispatch and the addition of a slip delivery, the IMCO-CIMAG solution has enabled us to automate our entire packaging process, which was previously managed in paper format. No more time is wasted on jotting down information on paper, re-entering it in Excel or taking it from one workshop to another. Interfacing with the ERP and PLCs allow us to exchange real-time production and maintenance data with the various departments and increase our responsiveness and productivity. Barcode management has enabled us to improve the traceability of our products and make our shipments more reliable, thanks to the portable terminals that were developed specifically for (and communicate with) the IMCO-CIMAG solution. We now have production and maintenance indicators that allow us to instantly monitor our packaging productivity.

Cons

Nothing. Everything it’s okay

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Grégory

Mecafi (Nexteam group)

Verified reviewer

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Aviation & Aerospace

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

4

Customer support

5

Functionality

4

Reviewed March 2020

Cimag Production has transformed our workshop leaders into real team builders

The MES was implemented in packages. The tool installed at Mecafi required specific developments. The elements of development by Alpha-3i and IMCO were tested offline, then integrated into an operation. Once the first operating loop was developed, deployment to all machining operations took place in one or two weeks. Alpha-3i and IMCO were proactive in their approach.

Pros

With IMCO - Cimag Production, traceability of the WO (Work Order) is maximized with computerization. The operator scans a paper document which will be transmitted directly to his control screen. We remove all risks of manual entry. All production records and all machine processes are made available to employees and are archived. We went from a WO of about twenty sheets to a simple A4 sheet. This represents a savings of a 500 foot high ream of paper! The MES solution has made it possible to optimize the work of our employees. Information is captured in real time and immediately transferred. The workshop managers have visibility, at all times, of the entire shop floor.

Cons

our demand was a little bit specific, so we used long time between development and testing and the very starting in production. it was frustrating not to be able to go on after first tests. otherwise nothing more !

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