What is a Manufacturing Execution System “MES”? MES Definition At a high level, a manufacturing execution system is a software that is able to report live data from the production floor by reporting on all key production activities as they occur. MES systems manage all manufacturing operations from the point of order release to finished
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Traditional paper work order background Paper work order process and flow Work orders (also called jobs, production orders, shop orders, etc…) get printed and issued to the production floor to fabricate or assemble a product or batch of products. These work orders are typically created in a company’s ERP software and include a bill of
Many companies struggle with the concept of lean management and how to manage in a lean manufacturing environment. Are you finding it difficult to see what types of problems your production floor is experiencing? Does it take a GPS to navigate through the confusion on your production floor? Implementing a visual management system will help you
What do companies overlook the most in their continuous improvement efforts? It’s easy, standardizing their processes. I’ve seen a lot of companies that fail to understand the importance of standardizing their processes; after all, how can you improve your productivity, reduce your defect rate or implement a continuous improvement program if everybody does everything differently.
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