iBASEt: Simplifying Complex Discrete Manufacturing

CIO Vendor Smart manufacturing market is estimated to reach USD 384.8 billion mark by 2025. Most of the investment in new manufacturing technology solutions today is focused on two issues mainly: ‘How best to digitally transform operations, cost-effectively to run with greater efficiency, performance, and resilience' and ‘How to simplify the implementation, management, and security of manufacturing operations management solutions.'

In a complex business with a value chain spanning multiple locations and geographies, manufacturing operations can become siloed. Real time visibility to operations performance and data can become obscured. Moreover, engineering change management and version control add further complexity. There fore,manufacturers today are looking for solution that would solve these challenges.

Perfectly understanding the aforementioned requirements Ahmedabad based iBASEt offers innovative Manufacturing Execution System (MES), powered by Solumina iSeries, which is the first MES built specifically for the complex discrete manufacturing industry. What differentiates iBASEt from the other players is that the company has a laser focus on serving the unique challenges of manufacturers operating in the "complex discrete" manufacturing industry. The solution is "cloud ready" and can be managed with greater ease. Furthermore, new microservices can be added as new performance, features, or scalability requirements occur. New product updates can be performed in hours instead of weeks. And with the solution's open architecture and API integration framework, it is now much easier to incorporate processes or data from any application not just an iBASEt program.

Unlocking performance improvement
"Complex discrete manufacturers must produce high quality products with specifications that frequently change and highquality standards that must be perfectly attained. These highly engineered products are typically unique with no two alike," states Viresh Shah, Managing Director, iBASEt.

"Given the great investment to design and produce these types of products, the
expectation is that their useful life will be decades versus months or years for typical consumer products. To achieve this product life expectations, considerable product information must be captured and maintained during the product's entire life cycle," he adds.

What differentiates iBASEt from the other players is that the company has a laser focus on serving the unique challenges of manufacturers operating in the"complex discrete" manufacturing industry

iBASEt's MES solution offers a unique microservices architecture that unlocks considerable performance improvement, deployment, and operational resilience to customers. Examples include faster implementation time, reduced burden to support and manage existing deployments, and greater operational flexibility when adding new features and capabilities. Solumina is also exceptional in operating in an environment where many, complex engineering changes occur with the ability to manage this complexity and retain sufficient of an audit trail to support regulatory compliance, trace ability, and quality assurance requirements. As a best of breed solution, Solumina iSeries can be an integral component of a manufacturer's digital ecosystem that can be used to manage the deployment and management of future new technologies.

An advantage that iBASEt has experienced over its 35 plus years of experience is that every software application that is part of its Digital Operations Suite has been organically written and improved upon. This means that every application can work seamlessly with others in the portfolio. This is an attribute that is seldom the case when a software vendor grows by acquisition. A common data model spans every iBASEt solution, which makes for an ideal framework to build the best possible digital ecosystem.

The road ahead
"The future product roadmap for iBASEt will be to complete the migration over to a microservices architecture for all its solutions. Most functionalities have already been converted for its MES solution, but there is still more work to be done with migrating its MRO solution to Solumina iSeries, which should be completed in the next 18 months," concludes Viresh Shah.