MES (Manufacturing Execution System)

MES (Manufacturing Execution System)

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is required for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software which gears towards office based tasks, such as accounting and order entry, and as such is of little value to the manufacturing department.

Benefits of Manufacturing Execution System

Greater Energy Efficiency

Energy is one of the largest expenses for manufacturing firms. Bills arrive a couple of weeks before the end of the billing cycle and highlight all of the energy used for the entire factory. 

Predictive Maintenance

Sensors provide the relevant data so you can know the needs of the machine, rather than guessing. 

Higher Product Quality

Improving the quality of products is a primary goal for manufacturers, according to an IDC report.

Features of MES
--> Part issue: Track parts from the time they are issued from stock as they are moved through shop floor storage areas until they are installed or used by a production operation.

--> Parts installation records and product genealogy: Maintain a product history and audit trail, including a complete genealogy

--> Process Routings: Define and manage the process plan, which details execution sequence rules, work instructions, resources.
--> Production Control: These features provide the ability to expedite the resolution of issues that are holding up production, coordinate and approve work

--> Tool and resource management (TRM): Manage the tools and other auxiliary materials and equipment needed in production.

--> Product Configuration Verification: MES can help ensure that products are built to the correct engineering specifications by keeping Device History Records .