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Much like Aerospace & Defense, the Automotive industry has strong governmental oversight for both safety and Good Manufacturing Practices. Manufacturers at all levels are under constant pressure due to shrinking margins and the need to implement new innovations rapidly at low cost with high quality.
ROI: Return on Investment. It’s a standard measurement criteria used for most complex or costly endeavors, where the factors of time, funds and people are involved: buying a new piece of capital equipment; investing in a new production line; or buying a software product which has vast organizational impact, such as an ERP or MES.
For IT projects, an ROI exercise is a given.
There are several reasons why MES needs Implementation Providers. These are companies focused on providing services, with a MES practice developed over many years, often with a strong MES-specific project methodology in place, and having the success of the project as the main objective.