Manufacturing operations have always been complex and costly. As products become more intricate and complicated, the tools needed to control the many aspects of the operation become essential. Manufacturing Execution System (MES) applications are designed to do just that by coordinating the planning, monitoring, and execution of every part of the operation from order release to shipping.
Fundamentally, Manufacturing Execution Systems have 4 top-level goals: Improve Quality, Increase Productivity, Manage Compliance and Generate Flexibility in the operation. Effectively implementing an MES will drive increasing value to each of these goals and generate ROI and increased competitiveness.
Let's take a deeper dive into each of the 4 goals so that we better understand how an MES creates value:
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Also read our use case about Manufacturing Execution system: MES .
As you can see, integrating an effective MES can create positive outcomes that all contribute to the bottom line. These benefits may vary based on industry and process complexity, but really the improvements can generally be expected across any industry including Aerospace, Defense, Automotive, Food, Chemical, etc.
In fact, proper implementation of an MES will not stop at the MES. Vertically integrating the MES with an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) like SAP and even with shop floor solutions like VKS can create a streamlined solution that will allow your company to scale quickly.