Successfully implementing a Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) solutions.
Engelbrecht, G. J.
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A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is a system that companies use to measure and control critical production activities. As the installed base of MES installations grows, claims that MES does not have a positive impact on the day-to-day operations within manufacturing companies are more common. Documented results and anecdotal evidence are also now available. Due to the pace at which this market has grown, more and more vendors and implementation partners are entering the market. Organizations that wish to successfully implement a MES solution need to be well informed and educated about the intricacies of software implementations. Organizations need to ensure that they are in control of the implementation and not at the mercy of the software vendors and implementation partners for success. Organizations need to plan the whole implementation process thoroughly and top level management need to drive the initiatives within the organization to ensure success.