What is a Manufacturing Execution System?
A manufacturing execution system (MES) or manufacturing information system (MIS) is a comprehensive and dynamic information system that automates manufacturing production controls and processes with network computing.
MES solutions optimize production and ensure plant floor efficiency by tracking, documenting, and controlling the entire manufacturing process, from raw material sourcing to product delivery.
Organizations with global plants use manufacturing execution systems to synchronize manufacturing activities and optimize floor performance in real time. Manufacturing execution system (MES) software vendors bridge the gap between enterprise-side enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and tool-level process control systems.