Aegis Software Team
Aegis Software is the leading provider of innovative software solutions to improve speed, control and visibility throughout manufacturing operations.
Founded in 1997 by two manufacturing engineers, Aegis has over 17 years of experience providing world-class software to customers around the globe. Our install base spans more than 1700 factory sites across the electronics, medical, automotive, military and aerospace industries.
In this final part of the series, we conclude the look into the deeper levels of MES functionality that enables final production to work effectively. We then look at different types of MES and summarize the key aspects of MES to consider when starting out or when upgrading an existing basic MES to a system with the latest IIoT digitalized technology.
In the first article of this series, we saw how the top level of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) work in the factory to deliver benefits against business goals and requirements, managing the flow of production for final products and sub-assemblies. Now it is time to delve into deeper levels of MES, looking at other areas within the factory that MES manages, that enable the final production flow to work smoothly and effectively.
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) have been around for quite a while now, and there are hundreds of choices out there for MES solutions. As MES covers a very broad and often loose range of added-value topics, it is rare to find any two MES solutions that offer the same scope of functionality. This is especially true given the rapid progress of related IT technologies, for example, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and initiatives such as the “Smart Factory”. It is therefore important to understand the principles and technologies behind MES so that it will work for your needs and requirements, rather than the other way around.