Software for managing industrial processes
So, what exactly is an MES solution? In most manufacturing industries the production workshop is controlled by two large computer systems: management software and supervision software.
- The management system usually consists of computer-assisted production software (CAPM software) linked to the overall company management system, i.e. its ERP.
- The supervision system is field software that monitors and controls the manufacturing processes. It is often linked to the equipment automation control (PLC).
The role of the MES software is to establish a link between these two systems, enabling production data and technical data to be processed in the same place and at the same time. MES software also plays an important role in implementing production instructions by automating a large section of the processes and significantly improving the quality and efficiency of the operator interfaces. The strength of MES solutions lies in their ability to combine planning, execution and analysis.