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Critical Manufacturing Training and Professional Certification Ensures MES Excellence

Certification process covers three paths: modeler, developer, and administrator

Published: Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 11:00

(Critical Manufacturing: Porto, Portugal) -- Following the overwhelming demand for advanced training and certification, Critical Manufacturing has released its 2022 Manufacturing Execution System (MES) training and certification dates for its partners. This program has proven to be a valuable tool for all stakeholders and ensures customers receive high quality implementation of the Critical Manufacturing MES, regardless of the partner they choose or the industry they are in.

Miguel Carvalho, Critical Manufacturing certification manager, says “We have spent two years creating, perfecting, and implementing our training and certification program. It provides the comprehensive depth and reach partners require through theoretical and practical exposure to our MES product, implementation philosophy, and execution, ensuring partners will be successful in project implementation and management.”

The Critical Manufacturing MES is a flexible, feature-rich, modular solution based on Industry 4.0 technology. It delivers increased efficiency and business agility, and facilitates innovation in complex manufacturing scenarios. Core market areas include medical devices, semiconductors, electronics, and discrete product manufacturing.

The Critical Manufacturing certification process covers three paths: modeler, developer and administrator. After successful completion of the highest certification level of the selected path, partners can go on to be certified as a “Solution Architect.” The program ensures Critical Manufacturing partners have both the prerequisite training and real-life project experience with Critical Manufacturing’s MES. Once a partner successfully passes through training, they enter a three- to four-month project shadowing exercise in which they work on live projects in a supervised mode in the role they have chosen.

In a testimony to the program’s success, Critical Manufacturing has seen a 30 percent increase in the number of registrants per partner over the three years it has offered the training.

Carvalho says, “The process is challenging and can take nearly six months for full certification, but partners see it as a real value-add investment.”

Feedback from the certification reflects its quality. Attendees comment on the quality of the training and trainers, who are engineers and project managers with several years of experience with Critical Manufacturing MES, as well as the value of the practical stage as a great ramp-up.

“The flipped classroom model makes sure that we remember everything we need. A long and hard training, but it’s definitely worth it,” says Gergoe Pajor, developer at Glaub Automation & Engineering GmbH, who completed the training and is about to start the shadowing stage of Critical Manufacturing’s MES certification.

Gordon Wong, from SYSTEMA, Singapore, is attending a 2022 certification and says “the well-prepared training environment based on a virtual machine allowed a quick and easy start into a structured sequence of different training phases.”

For further information on Critical Manufacturing’s training opportunities, please visit https://www.criticalmanufacturing.com/company/partners/partner-professional-certification/

About Critical Manufacturing

Critical Manufacturing, a subsidiary of ASM Pacific Technology, provides the most modern, flexible, and configurable manufacturing execution system (MES) available. Critical Manufacturing MES helps manufacturers stay ahead of stringent product traceability and compliance requirements; reduce risk with inherent closed-loop quality; integrate seamlessly with enterprise systems and factory automation; and provide deep intelligence and visibility of global production operations. As a result, customers are Industry 4.0 ready. They can compete effectively and profitably by easily adapting their operations to changes in demand, opportunity, or requirements, anywhere, anytime.

About ASM Pacific Technology

As a global technology and market leader, ASMPT develops and provides leading-edge solutions and materials for the semiconductor assembly and packaging industries. Its surface mount technology solutions are deployed in a wide range of end-user markets, including electronics, mobile communications, automotive, industrial, LED, and alternative energy. Continuous investments in research and development help provide customers with innovative and cost-efficient solutions and systems that enable them to achieve higher productivity, greater reliability, and enhanced quality.

Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1989, ASMPT is currently one of the constituent stocks on the Hang Seng Composite MidCap Index under the Hang Seng Composite Size Indexes, the Hang Seng Composite Information Technology Industry Index under Hang Seng Composite Industry Indexes, the Hang Seng Hong Kong 35 Index and the Hang Seng Global Composite Index.


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