MES Glossary


TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) is a holistic approach to equipment maintenance that strives to achieve perfect production: No Breakdowns. No Sm...


Tool data management (TDM) software solutions ensure that tools are always available where they are needed on the shop floor.


Manufacturing operations management (MOM) is a further development of the traditional MES.


A manufacturing data management (MDM) module can be seen as a point of entry and basis for more comprehensive digitalization based on an MES soluti...


A manufacturing control system (MCS for short) is planning software for controlling manufacturing.


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems process organizational production data to plan, control, and manage these resources at the enterprise le...


Production data acquisition (PDA), also called BDE or PDC, data collection about a company's processes. It is the deliberate monitoring, tracking, ...


A SCADA system typically includes a combination of software and hardware elements: programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and remote terminal units ...


Machine data acquisition (MDA) constitutes the interface between the machines that produce the data and the digital processing of this data.


An engineering bill of materials (EBOM) is a product recipe structured from the design standpoint, rather than the manufacturing standpoint.

Digital Shopfloor Management (dSFM)

The DSFM applications collect, process, and evaluate production data, enabling decisions to minimize and avoid production downtime in the long term.

Digital Factory

A digital factory is a dynamic network of digital models, methods and tools for planning, commissioning and operating a production facility. Far be...

IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)

IIoT stands for the Industrial Internet of Things and refers to a network of connected devices in the industrial sector. It is a subset of the Inte...


Composable platforms allow nontechnical teams to build software using “building blocks” composed of powerful business capabilities.

Machine Data Acquisition (MDA)

The key to the Smart Factory is the evaluation of machine data. Therefore, the fourth industrial revolution begins with a future-oriented, flexibl...

Manufacturing Execution System

A manufacturing execution system (MES) or manufacturing information system (MIS) is a comprehensive and dynamic information system that automates m...

Digital Twin

A Digital Twin is essentially virtualization technology and enables transparency and tracking at every point of the product life cycle.

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