Manufacturing Execution System

MES (Manufacturing execution system) is a real-time software based data management system that allows manufacturing and production businesses to track processes and implement strategies to improve efficiencies. MES is utilized extensively throughout many manufacturing and production industries where data management, traceability and process improvement is desired.

One function of MES is to measure the OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) of a particular production process, where a percentage value is calculated based on the product of three variables; availability, performance and quality. The higher the total percentage is, the more effective the equipment is at a particular process reflecting higher efficiencies. Many manufacturing businesses set an OEE target at 85% or higher, meaning that overall the three variables must meet each of their capabilities at least 95% of the time.

Key principles utilized as part of a manufacturing execution system include

  • Assessment
  • Management
  • Monitoring
  • Control
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Compliance
  • Process Improvement
  • Traceability
  • Security

Automation, control and process systems such as SCADA, HMI, PLC and RTU, are a vital link to MES. Some well-known companies that have MES solutions include Rockwell Automation, GE, Schneider and Siemens. Brand matching between automation products and MES is preferred to ensure compatibility, reliability and back-up support obligations. In order to maximize the capabilities of an MES a thorough understanding of the clients requirements, along with the manufacturing and production processes including any automation hardware and software, is a prerequisite.

Automation IT are an award winning company that have numerous expert electrical and automation engineers, including highly experienced RPEQ and TUV registered who are experienced in MES systems, so can offer unmatched technical capabilities with the highest levels of service and safety considerations. To find out more about how Automation IT can benefit your current or next MES project then contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..