What does MES stand for? It is the acronym for manufacturing execution system. If the best ERP software are great for most companies in the manufacturing industry, an advanced MES is the ultimate way to stand out as an industry leader.
A production execution software such as Epicor’s Advanced MES is designed solely for manufacturing businesses. It integrates the shop floor (production process, machinery, etc.) with your business processes (logistics, supply chain, etc.). MES supersizes your backend operations and provides the missing binoculars for a clear view of global manufacturing operation, including a machine execution system.
The mechanics behind ERP and MES systems are simple, but their implementation is not. That is why you should always contact an expert team to implement your MES ERP software solutions.
The best MES Software tracks the entire production lifecycle with real time—and highly accurate—data from the customer order until the delivery stage. For example, when the operation begins with cutting metal for a desk to work in progress (WIP) to the delivery at an office building, a manufacturing execution system supplies clear and concise information on each phase.
So, what is MES, if not the most powerful tool for understanding, optimizing, and making strategic decisions?
Manufacturing companies specializing in products made-to-order, engineer-to-order, or configure-to-order will benefit from MES since they don’t start production until an order has been placed. A functional integration that provides an extra layer between manufacturing ERP software and the controlled processes on the factory floor is critical for customized orders.