Definition of the MES Software
What is MES software?
The MES (Manufacturing Execution System) software is a production control software. It is a system for executing, managing and monitoring the production in progress in the workshop.
Its role is to supervise machines and operators by providing complete traceability of manufacturing information.
The MES software follows the « Know, Analyse and Improve » scheme, common to all continuous improvement initiatives.
The term MES was created by the M.E.S.A and formalised in the ISA95 standard, through 11 key functions that a solution must address.
The MES software, the missing link in the digital factory
In the 2000s, the massive deployment of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) in industry made it possible to plan and optimise the supply chain.
Today, a complementary need is emerging: that of ensuring continuity between ERP data and workshop operations.
Indeed, in order not to lose any information, there must be continuity in the digital chain from the creation of the Work Order (WO) to the final product.