Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are computerized systems used in manufacturing. MES can provide the right information at the right time and show the manufacturing decision maker how the current conditions on the plant floor can be optimized to improve production output. MES work in real time to enable the control of multiple elements of the production process (e.g. inputs, personnel, machines and support services).

MES might operate across multiple function areas, for example: management of product definitions across the product life-cycle, resource scheduling, order execution and dispatch, production analysis for Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), and materials track and trace. The idea of MES might be seen as an intermediate step between, on the one hand, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and a SCADA or process control system on the other; although historically, exact boundaries have fluctuated.

Portland Engineering Manufacturing Execution Systems create flawless manufacturing processes and provide real-time feedback of requirement changes while providing that information at a single source. The benefits of our MES system implementation includes: Reduced waste, re-work and scrap, including quicker setup times; more accurate capture of cost-information (e.g. labor, scrap, downtime, and tooling); increased uptime; improved workflow activities; and reduced inventory, through the eradication of just-in-case inventory.

The capabilities and benefits of a typical MES system include the ability to manage product definitions; manage resources; optimize resource use through advanced planning and scheduling systems; dispatching production orders; the execution of production orders; the collection of production data; production performance analysis; production track & trace; the digitization of data from log books into an easily editable interface; and a complete auditing interface that allows for the evaluation of the utility performance.


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