Gartner Research

Get the Most Out of Digital Manufacturing by Extending the Value of Your Manufacturing Execution System

Published: 12 February 2016

ID: G00300076

Analyst(s): Rick Franzosa

Summary

Getting long-term value from MES is a challenge, especially in the digital manufacturing age. Gartner provides a model to help manufacturers understand the benefits that offers at each stage of its life cycle. Use this model to measure 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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