How implementing an MES system has helped increase ICM’s operational efficiency

Today, we take stock of the results of implementing the Mapex MES system at ICM (Integral de Conexión y Montajes, S.L.), 12 years ago. Specifically, in two factories in which we develop, among others, our activity of manufacturing custom wire harness of all kinds.  

In 2010, we implemented several Mapex modules in the Aranjuez factory (Madrid, Spain) and, in 2018, in the Illescas factory (Toledo, Spain). Our goal was to integrate all the information from the manufacturing area into a single platform, and reduce non-value-added tasks as much as possible. With this, we have managed to increase our operational efficiency and strengthen our Lean Management System (LMS).

Thanks to the MES system, we have eliminated tasks without added value, such as the collection and processing of all the information that was collected on paper until then, thanks to the automation of data capture generated from the production area , where the custom wire harness manufacturing activity is carried out, and the integration of electromechanical equipment, among others.

At ICM (Integral de Conexión y Montajes, S.L.) we have always opted for innovation and maximum flexibility in managing workloads. These are aspects that make it easier for us to adapt to the needs of our clients, quickly.

This has been possible to the MES system. A system that allows us to provide them with the information they demand, in an agile way, as it is centralized in a single system. On the other hand, it has enabled us to standardize processes and define a single way of working for all operators. In short, we are more competitive, as well as capable of reducing costs and constantly identifying opportunities for improvement, thanks to obtaining reliable and real-time data on the production process, provided by the Mapex system.