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Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems


Manufacturing execution systems are foundational to smart factories and digital manufacturing. MES is a global market with offerings that differ across use cases and industry focus. This research helps supply chain technology leaders match their technology needs with the capabilities in the market.

Published: 17 February 2020

ID: G00386637

Analyst(s): Rick Franzosa

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • AspenTech (aspenONE MES)
    • AVEVA (AVEVA Manufacturing Execution System)
    • Critical Manufacturing (Critical Manufacturing)
    • Dassault Systèmes (DELMIA Apriso)
    • Dassault Systèmes (DELMIAWORKS)
    • Emerson (Syncade)
    • GE Digital (Plant Applications)
    • Honeywell (Honeywell Connected Plant)
    • iTAC Software (iTAC.MES.Suite)
    • Lighthouse Systems (Shopfloor-Online)
    • MPDV (HYDRA)
    • Oracle (Oracle Manufacturing Cloud)
    • Parsec (TrakSYS)
    • Plex Systems (Plex Manufacturing Cloud)
    • Rockwell Automation (FactoryTalk ProductionCentre)
    • SAP (SAP ME)
    • Sepasoft (Sepasoft MES)
    • Siemens Digital Industries Software (Opcenter Execution)
    • Werum IT Solutions (PAS-X)
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Production Execution
    • Configurable Workflow
    • In-Process Quality Management
    • Data Management/Data Collection
    • Regulatory Compliance/Track & Trace
    • Analytics/Reporting/Performance
    • Product Suite Extensions (MOM)
    • Production Equipment Integration
    • ERP/SCM Integration
    • PLM/PDM Integration
    • Architectural Maturity
    • User Experience/User Interface
    • Implementation Process
    • Ease of System Upgrade
  • Use Cases
    • Continuous Process — Make to Stock
    • Continuous Process — Make to Order
    • Batch/Repetitive Flow — Make to Stock
    • 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

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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