A computer system that manages plant production, quality assurance, workforce labor and maintenance.
A production scheduling and tracking system used to analyze and report resource availability and status, schedule and update orders, collect detailed execution data such as material usage, labor usage, process parameters, order and equipment status, and other critical information. It accesses bill of material, routing and other data from the base ERP system and is typically the system used for real-time shop floor reporting and monitoring that feeds activity data back to the base system.
Software systems designed to integrate with enterprise systems to enhance the shop-floor-control functionality that is usually inadequate in ERP systems. MES provides for shop floor scheduling, production and labor reporting, integration with computerized manufacturing systems such as automatic data collection and computerized machinery.
A shop floor control system which includes either manual or automatic labor and production reporting as well as on-line inquiries and links to tasks that take place on the production floor MES includes links to work orders, receipt of goods, shipping, quality control, maintenance, scheduling, and other related tasks.
A system using network computing to automate production and process automation by downloading recipes and work schedules and by uploading production results to bridge the gap between business and plant floor or process control systems.
Shop control system software that manages operations that occur on the production floor.
A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is a system that companies can use to measure and control production activities with the aim of increasing productivity and improving quality.