Common Confusion Around MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems)
Ask 10 people what MES (Manufacturing Execution System) means and you're likely to get 10 different answers.
MES/MOM has always been difficult to define and pin down. Traditionally, MES/MOM functions resided in customized control and software systems or 'fit-for-purpose' ERP systems. There is also a grey area between how far to push ERP down and how far MES can be pushed up. Mismatched nomenclature such as "What is meant by Scheduling? Inventory Management? Receiving?" contributes to the confusion. Add to that the technology landscape itself; there are over 700 MES/MOM solutions in the market with no clear winner.
Over the last several years, Brock has been helping our customers demystify this space. Based on our experience and a proven mapping tool that we have built to define 'What goes Where', we are helping companies align their real-time operations architectures and strategies.