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Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems

Published: 11 February 2019


Manufacturing execution systems are key to manufacturing optimization. MES is a mature market with offerings that differ across use cases and core capabilities. This research helps supply chain leaders match their organizations’ current technology needs with the capabilities available in the market.

Included in Full Research

  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • ABB (ABB Ability MOM)
    • Aptean (Aptean Factory MES)
    • AspenTech (aspenONE MES)
    • Dassault Systèmes (DELMIA Apriso)
    • Emerson (Syncade)
    • Epicor Software (Epicor Mattec MES)
    • GE Digital (Plant Applications)
    • Honeywell Process Solutions (Honeywell Connected Plant)
    • iBASEt (Solumina)
    • iTAC Software (iTAC.MES.Suite)
    • Lighthouse Systems (Shopfloor-Online)
    • MPDV (HYDRA)
    • Oracle (Oracle Manufacturing Cloud)
    • Plex (Plex MES)
    • Rockwell Automation (FactoryTalk ProductionCentre)
    • SAP (SAP ME)
    • Siemens PLM Software (Camstar)
    • Siemens PLM Software (SIMATIC IT)
    • Siemens PLM Software (Valor)
    • Werum IT Solutions (PAS-X)
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Analytics/Reporting/Performance
    • Implementation
    • Production Execution/Workflow
    • Quality and Data Management
    • Architectural Maturity/UI/UX
    • Track/Trace/Genealogy/Compliance
    • ERP Integration
    • PLM/PDM Integration
    • Product Suite Extensions
    • Production Equipment Integration
  • Use Cases
    • Continuous Process — Make to Stock
    • Continuous Process — Make to Order
    • Batch/Repetitive Flow — Make to Order
    • Batch/Repetitive Flow — Engineer to Order
    • Complex Discrete — Make to Order
    • Complex Discrete — Engineer to Order
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Critical Capabilities Rating


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