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An MES is a foundation of digital transformation initiatives. Gartner Magic Quadrant can help manufacturers define their MES needs along with which products and solutions are best aligned to them.
The total cost of ownership of a multi-site MES project is inevitably higher than that of a single site. What are the other challenges of rolling out an MES across multiple, global sites and how can they be overcome?
Before a multi-site MES project can be undertaken, the potential business benefits of the MES program must be defined.
A multi-site MES roll-out affects multiple stakeholders and processes. Although it is a complex system, this series of blogs will take you step by step through the challenges and opportunities it offers. It will explain the options available to you and how to create a pathway to implementation that fits with your business and wider strategic goals. It will provide you with the information and tools you need to start your journey to Industry 4.0 – explaining the mindset and approach that will ensure your success.
The advantages of a native APS for MES aren’t limited to manufacturing, but also manifest themselves in IT and business at large. Most importantly though, an MES that natively includes APS allows critical control over disruptive events through automated orchestration.
Automotive OEMs sit at the center of a complex, highly integrated and heavily outsourced supply chain for semiconductors. The semiconductor shortage showed that the market today is governed by chaos and disruption, and only manufacturers who are willing to create a hyper-digital, fully-integrated, fast-responding and collaboration-centric supply chain will survive.
Most MES vendors offer off-the-shelf solutions and industry-specific functional coverage. Market guide put out by Gartner explores third party implementation providers for MES platforms and what companies need to look for in their implementation partner.
Achieving the level of digitalization required for an ideal Industry 4.0 level operation can’t possibly be achieved without the people and processes of the company truly embracing the digitalization initiative and rallying towards better utilization of the technology associated with it to bring meaningful changes and derive genuine value.