The need for having an integrated connected system is growing daily for manufacturing operations. Manual, on-premise ERP, MRP, and MES systems just simply do not make the cut for modern manufacturing anymore, which is why it may be time to gravitate toward the cloud. Cloud technology has become an extremely beneficial component to manufacturing operations of any size.
Cloud-based systems are able to have equipment function collaboratively, enabling the facility to become connected and operate accordingly. This used to mainly pertain to ERP, but MES has now made the jump to cloud connectivity. As MES is able to become a component of cloud technology, production has just become a whole lot easier.
This white paper examines the evolution of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and explains why the cloud is the best platform for synchronization of MES with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
Learn what to look for in best-of-class cloud MES solutions, including:
- A common production ecosystem that supports a single source of data in real time
- End-to-end, detailed traceability tying inventory and production with quality
- Cloud deployment, built for integration to ERP
- Support of local operations for individual plants that integrates seamlessly with corporate ERP systems
Cloud Based MES as an Integrated System
Cloud ERP is becoming fairly common within manufacturing, which leaves on-premise MES systems a step behind. Most manufacturing operations should integrate a cloud MES system to keep up with an advanced ERP system. The two systems combined allow for an integrated and connected system, with each of the systems cooperating with each other to ensure smooth production. The two cloud based softwares present up-to-minute data that you are able to easily access on your phone, enabling you to keep a close eye on the health of your supply chain at all times.
Cloud Based MES and Manufacturing Connectivity
MES is able to oversee production and make sure everything goes according to plan. On-premise systems are not able to be as easily accessed and monitored like cloud-based MES software. As MES is taking responsibility for overall production, this leaves room for other areas of manufacturing to be focused on. Cloud based MES software is the easiest way to gain insight into your supply chain at any given time and locate areas where aid is needed.
The Value of MES
The best MES systems deliver a real-time production ecosystem that guides, initiates and reports shop floor activities as they occur for optimized and responsive plant operations and processes. Such a unified production
environment will support a single version of plant data and intelligence connected to a corporate-wide master data platform. Real-time visibility, including inventory movement and location, worker and equipment activities and status, production counts and quality measurements provide operators and managers the infrastructure they need for quicker access to actionable information to make more timely decisions. Better decisions made with confidence in the data results in improved quality, efficient operations and reliable schedule adherence within the scope of the MES system.
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