The integration of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) allows manufacturing and material handling facilities to significantly reduce operational costs. The more integrated the MES system is to your process, equipment and staffing, the better the results. However, the problem facing many organizations is how do we get started?
Brock Solutions has helped several organizations get started as part of our up front MES master planning. Our approach involves taking inventory of your current processes and systems, planning the end-state MES solution and planning the road map to get there. It also includes interviews with several departments since MES integrates to many processes and systems (ERP, operations, supply chain, labor, quality, maintenance, controls etc.).The deliverable is a comprehensive master plan that contains items such as the end-state system architecture, cost, estimated return on investment, schedule, implementation plan, staffing and roles, and software vendor selection.