Mar 26, 2021 5:00:00 PM / by David Crowley
In our first series of MES 101 we discussed what is an MES and the basics of a manufacturing system. In part 2 we will dig deeper into the core functions and benefits that a manufacturing execution system can play within your environment.
As a quick recap on MES 101 part 1, here's a quick summary on the basics of MES:
A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is an information system which monitors and tracks the process of producing manufactured goods on the factory floor. The overall goal of MES is to make certain that manufacturing operations are effectively executed to improve production output. An MES helps achieve that goal by tracking and gathering accurate, real-time data about the complete production lifecycle, beginning with order release until the product delivery stage for finished goods.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) versus Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
What makes the MES system important is that it serves as a functional layer between the ERP and the process control systems on the factory floor, giving manufacturers real-time workflow visibility, flexibility, and insight into how best to improve enterprise-wide manufacturing operations.
Before we go further into this discussion, try answering these questions below:
I think you see where we are headed here. There is fantastic opportunity here to gain valuable ROI when looking at a MES to provide detailed answers to these questions in real-time to better operate while reducing a large area of labor costs.
Let's dig a little deeper and go through some of the Core functions of a Manufacturing Execution System
Top Manufacturing Execution System Vendors
When choosing a vendor to meet your manufacturing needs and provide you with all the functions and benefits of a manufacturing execution system, look for EXPERIENCE. With over 50 years of experience with helping people in manufacturing SYSCON PlantStar has all the capability to catapult you to your MES system goals. SYSCON PLANTSTAR is very price competitive due to its proprietary MES hardware and years of experience when integrating all types of machinery and equipment. Experience with Machine interfaces, Digital and Analog interfaces and OPC-UA are crucial when selecting an MES provider so you rest assure they can integrate with any piece of equipment in your facility.
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