What is MES? Bet you didn't know...

Posted by David Crowley on Aug 23, 2019 3:37:03 PM
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SYSCON PlantStar has been providing manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions since 1976!

Way before most people had ever even seen a computer...

Way before cell phones had even been invented...

Way before the Internet created a global economy...

We were connecting machines to processing units and installing touch-screen interfaces to make a difference for people in manufacturing.


M-CIM touch-screen interface

We were the first...

This M-CIM marked a new industry epoch: PlantStar set the standard-to-beat for other emerging manufacturing technology providers worldwide.

Even though we've made significant upgrades to our MES hardware and software since that first installation decades ago, this bad boy is still running strong in a Michigan factory that has been using our MES since the early 1980s.

We've got your manufacturing solutions right here, folks. We've seen it all, done it all, and we make it better every day.

We help you do manufacturing, better.

So maybe you're new to the industry and you don't really know what a manufacturing execution system is all about.

Step right up! Here’s your first lesson in MES 101.

MES solutions are designed to help YOU “do” whatever manufacturing you do, but better. Faster. Easier. More accurately.

The most important thing is to understand the purpose of manufacturing execution systems. Whether they’re a desktop application, browser-based software, a virtual system hosted in the cloud, or some hybrid of those, MES solutions are designed to help YOU “do” whatever manufacturing you do, but better. Faster. Easier. More accurately. With greater consistency and quality. A really great MES will allow your factory or plant to produce more while spending less. MES solutions exist to make a difference in the work lives of manufacturing people.

Sounds great, right? We’d all like to work a little less hard, with not so much stress and anxiety, and be able to avoid mistakes that cause repercussions.

At a high level, manufacturing execution systems connect manufacturing machines, materials, people, and processes so that there’s clarity about what’s happening on the production floor. Data-driven insight, in real-time, is the best way to make proactive decisions and implement changes that factories run smarter. MES moves the needle on your operation’s bottom line.

We’ll get into more detail in future posts, so make sure you subscribe to our blog to learn more. In the meantime, start thinking about how our PlantStar 4.0 MES could improve efficiency and drive profit for your manufacturing operation!

Of course, if you’re ready to explore solutions now, click here and we will connect with you to get started. We are with you every step of the way.

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