iMEL – Integrated MES Solution for Manufacturing
Deploying MES to Support Production of Philip Morris International Reduced Risk Products
For more than a decade, Philip Morris International has dedicated significant resources to the development and scientific assessment of non-combustible alternatives to cigarettes. PMI refers to these products as Reduced Risk Products (RRPs) which have the potential to reduce individual risk and population harm in comparison to continued smoking cigarettes.
PMI is developing different platforms of RRPs, and several products have already been commercialized in 20+ markets worldwide.
In order to meet future demand, PMI is extending the production capacity in 2 plants near Bologna, Italy and enabling RRPs manufacturing in other factories.
Andea has proven to be a highly competent and reliable partner in delivering our iMEL solution using the Apriso FlexNet platform. Their deep MES knowledge combined with industry experience has benefited our project greatly.
IS Project Manager at Philip Morris Products SA
PMI chose Andea Solutions as their strategic partner for the implementation of iMEL solution. Andea’s area of responsibility includes:
Today, iMEL is implemented and operational in 2 plants in Italy, and there are plans to deploy the solution in additional manufacturing facilities to sustain the market’s demand. The solution will also be enhanced to gain efficiency and productivity. Andea will continue to be a strategic partner for PMI in this journey.