May 12, 2020

Critical Manufacturing receives highest product scores for its MES in three use cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities report

Porto, Portugal, April 28th, 2020 -The Critical Manufacturing Execution System (MES) has received the highest scores for three use cases in a recent Gartner report: Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Executions Systems (February 2020). The report has been produced to help supply chain technology leaders evaluate available MES products based on “14 key differentiating functional capabilities across seven major use cases.” Out of the seven use cases, Critical Manufacturing is ranked within the highest four scores among five use cases and is also placed highest in three use cases.

The Critical Manufacturing MES scores at the highest of the 20 vendors products in the ‘Batch/Repetitive Flow – Engineer to Order’ use case. It also rates highest in ‘Complex Discrete – Make to Order’ and ‘Complex Discrete – Engineer to Order.’ In other applicable categories, ‘Batch/Repetitive Flow – Make to Stock’ and ‘Make to Order’, it ranks 4th and 3rd respectively out of the total 20 vendors’ products in the report.

The 14 critical capabilities identified by Gartner comprise: production execution; configurable workflow; in-process quality management; data management and collection; regulatory compliance and track & trace; analytics, reporting and performance; product suite extensions; production equipment integration; ERP/SCM integration; PLM/PDM integration; architectural maturity; user experience/user interface; implementation process, and ease of system upgrade.

“We believe this is an important research report, looking to the MES of the future. It acknowledges the importance of the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT); areas that have been a clear focus in the development of our MES.”

We think this is an area where the Critical Manufacturing MES excels because of its extraordinary flexibility, scalability and deep domain expertise and experience with complex industries such as semiconductor, electronics assembly and medical devices.

We were ranked number one in the manufacture of complex discrete products and batch products engineered to order use cases. We believe this reflects our experience in supporting the production of sophisticated and custom-engineered products and the design of the MES to handle multifaceted process steps.”

Francisco Almada Lobo CEO at Critical Manufacturing

The Critical Manufacturing MES has been specifically designed to embrace and deliver the full benefits of Industry 4.0 technology with configurable, intuitive user interfaces. It integrates both legacy and smart devices to ensure companies have a pathway to develop their manufacturing at a pace that suits their overall business strategy. Working alongside the IIoT, it aggregates and adds context to the data generated from the shop floor and uses advanced analytical algorithms to produce deeper insights into the supply chain to enable continuous process improvements, greater levels of efficiency and enhance quality. The MES also provides the necessary system and business process integration to ensure quality and regulatory needs are met.

“We think that our strategy to deliver advanced capabilities for Industry 4.0 and our outstanding customer success is reflected in the scores we received in this report. Our customers know that modern MES is foundational to their success of their digital manufacturing initiatives and we are committed to being on the journey with them every step of the way.”

Francisco Almada Lobo CEO at Critical Manufacturing

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About Critical Manufacturing

Critical Manufacturing provides the most modern, flexible and configurable manufacturing execution system (MES) available. Critical Manufacturing MES helps manufacturers stay ahead of stringent product traceability and compliance requirements; reduce risk with inherent closed-loop quality; integrate seamlessly with enterprise systems and factory automation, and provide deep intelligence and visibility of global production operations.

As a result, our customers are Industry 4.0 ready. They can compete effectively and profitably by easily adapting their operations to changes in demand, opportunity or requirements, anywhere, at any time. For more information, visit


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