Gartner Research

Extend the Value of MES Beyond the Plant

Published: 14 March 2014

ID: G00260891

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson

Summary

Getting long-term value from MES is a challenge. Gartner provides a model to help manufacturers understand the benefits from MES that happen at each stage of the MES life cycle. This model should be used to justify measuring the long-term impacts of investments.

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Analysis

  • Traditional Hard Savings Provide a Sound Basis for an MES Business Case, but the Larger, Soft Benefits Are Significant
  • Measuring MES Benefits: Different Benefits Occur at Different Times
    • Avoid Being Trapped by the Benefits Ceiling

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