White paper

MES Migration Strategies
by Critical Manufacturing

Companies with older generation MES are now facing a looming question whether to update or replace these custom solutions with commercially available MES software.

Critical Manufacturing's White Paper addresses the challenges for the global manufacturers that consider migration to a modern Manufacturing Execution System and helps them evaluate the business and operational drivers for MES replacement.

The context conditions will help to set the path for adapting one of the three main techniques, Big Bang, Phased Introduction or Parallel Systems. When selecting the right strategy for changing the MES, manufacturers must take into consideration level of interdependencies, automation and downtown impact which determine the critical factors of that decision: time, cost, and risk.

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