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The Drive for Generic MES Solutions Means More Work for Manufacturers

Published: 06 April 2017

ID: G00324223

Analyst(s): Rick Franzosa

Summary

As independent MES providers are acquired by larger firms, these firms redirect these acquisitions toward generic solutions. Supply chain leaders responsible for manufacturing systems face the need for more customization to match these generic solutions to their specific business needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Supply chain leaders implementing enterprise manufacturing solutions are lured to adopt generic vendor platforms to support end-to-end product manufacturing capabilities, at the risk of losing industry-specific functionality
  • Supply chain leaders responsible for manufacturing technology struggle to identify the best solution components, as the solution footprint overlap of enterprise vendors continues to expand
    • Solution Capability

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