The MES is a system that acquires and distributes information that allows the optimization of production activities from the launch of the order to the finished product. Using current and accurate real-time data, the MES guides, responds and informs on the activities of the plant and production departments as well as when they happen. The resulting speed of reaction, combined with attention to the reduction of activities without added value, guide the operations and processes of the plant to the maximum efficiency. – Definition of MESA International –
The MES serves to detect all the information related to the production cycle and monitor production in real time.
The MES System fills the “void” between the ERP systems (administrative and accounting) and the machine control systems (PLC, SCADA MES) combining the optimization of production and logistics processes with the control of the availability of resources and the quality of products.
In fact, the lack of interaction between ERP systems and control systems makes the production process a black-box: we know the inputs and outputs of the production but there is no visibility on what happens in between (What is the efficiency of the production process? Are there any drifts or problems? Where are the costs? etc.) The MES software is therefore the key component that allows communication between systems and provides a complete visibility on what happens in production.
Some examples of the problems that a MES is able to solve:
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