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MES – Manufacturing Execution Systems Software

Improve product quality while driving down costs, with Matrix Controls Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software. Integrated with most ERP business processes, Matrix Controls creates the ideal conditions for high-quality and efficient manufacturing, increased reliability, and full production floor product traceability.

What is Manufacturing Execution System Software?

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are computerized systems (touch screens, scales, loadcells, bar-code scanners, probes, label printers etc) 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 controlof 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 shipping, 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 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) or process control system on the other; although historically, exact boundaries have fluctuated.

Now more than ever, manufacturing excellence depends on streamlining operations on the plant floor and throughout the supply chain. However, traditional Manufacturing Execution Systems tends to focus mainly on the plant floor, with minimal integration beyond the four walls.

Today, manufacturers must transform their operations by automating, executing and managing the performance of global business processes across their value chain. This means end-to-end integration of processes spanning supply chain, production, maintenance, distribution, quality and labor operations – regardless of where these facilities and operations are physically located.

About Matrix Controls Manufacturing Execution System Software

Matrix Controls is manufacturing software that delivers MES capabilities, which when combined with other Matrix Controls production floor applications, offers a far more expanded solution than a traditional Manufacturing Execution System. By taking an enterprise approach, Matrix Controls applications work like an IT platform to reach across the various processes of manufacturing at each of your locations, which offers unified integration and collaboration with your product supply network.

Leveraging Matrix Controls as a global manufacturing execution system allows you to:

Manage all of the various interdependencies and establish a collaborative production management ecosystem while providing an enterprise-wide system of record
Provide a “single version of the truth” that enables a synchronized and highly coordinated flow of information – eliminating traditional stand alone “silos” of data and processes – for tighter visibility and control over disparate manufacturing processes

  • Enable paperless manufacturing that delivers mistake free work instructions throughout the extended production process for rapid responsiveness and consistent deployment of processes
  • Empower manufacturers to meet their goals for reducing waste, inventory, and cycle times while improving efficiency, quality and customer satisfaction
    Deliver accurate information to the right people at the right time to make better decisions about every aspect of manufacturing, including advanced planning, production capacity analysis, Work-In-Progress, inventory turns and standard lead times
  • Offer a true foundation for an enterprise approach to quality, continuous improvement initiatives and compliance, helping you to achieve manufacturing excellence that is consistently executed and delivered

For more information about Matrix Controls Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software, please contact Matrix Controls