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Understand These Macro Factors Affecting the MES Market When Making Your System Decision

Published: 08 October 2018

ID: G00355631

Analyst(s): Rick Franzosa


New manufacturing technology options create confusion, complicating MES strategy and the system selection process. Supply chain leaders responsible for manufacturing operations should use this research to understand how these factors will impact system selection decisions.

Table Of Contents


  • Manufacturing Execution Systems
    • Business Criteria
    • Functional Criteria
  • The Emergence of IIoT Platforms in the MES Space Adds Hype and Confusion
    • Gartner Defines “IIoT Platforms”
  • Manufacturing Operations Management Extends the Value of MES
  • Cloud Is Nearing the Horizon as Solutions Improve and Fears Subside
  • Impact of Do It Yourself and System Integration on MES/MOM Selection
  • Bottom Line

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