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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: 11 May 2021

ID: G00467374

Analyst(s): Rick Franzosa Christian Hestermann

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What You Need to Know


  • ABB Ability
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Dassault (DELMIA Apriso)
  • Dassault (DELMIAWORKS)
  • Emerson
  • GE Digital
  • Honeywell Forge
  • iBASEt
  • iTAC Software
  • Körber (Werum)
  • MPDV
  • Oracle
  • Parsec
  • Plex
  • Rockwell Automation
  • SAP
  • Siemens
  • Tulip
  • Production Mgt, Execution/Workflow
  • In-Process Quality Management
  • Data Management/Data Collection
  • Regulatory Compliance/Track-Trace
  • Analytics/Reporting/Performance
  • Production Equipment Integration
  • Enterprise Integration Architecture
  • Usability/User Experience
  • Deployment Experience and Options
  • Ease of System Upgrade
  • MES Architectural Innovation
  • Continuous Process Manufacturing
  • Batch/Repetitive Flow Manufacturing
  • Complex Discrete Manufacturing
  • Highly Regulated Industries

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