MES and ERP Integration – The Perfect Combination
MES (Manufacturing Execution System)
MES system is a set of production information management systems for the executive level of the manufacturing enterprise workshop. MES can provide companies with manufacturing data management, planning and scheduling management, production scheduling management, inventory management, quality management, human resource management, work center/equipment management, tooling management, procurement management, cost management, project kanban management, production Management modules such as process control, bottom-level data integration analysis, and upper-level data integration and decomposition, it creates a solid, reliable, comprehensive and feasible manufacturing collaborative management platform for the enterprise.
MES & ERP
The MES system is the foundation of enterprise information management. By linking the ERP system with the real-time production process, the enterprise can effectively control and organize production.
MES belongs to the execution layer between the ERP planning layer and the shop floor operation control system, and is mainly responsible for production management and scheduling execution.
It provides a unified system platform that can integrate functions such as order execution and tracking
, quality control, production scheduling, material input and output management, and it can produce real-time production management report functions that ERP systems cannot achieve.
In addition, MES system works as a great middle layer for ERPs and process control systems. MES, together with business systems such as upper-level ERP and lower-level production equipment control systems, work as a neural system of the enterprise. One is to convey the instructions of the business plan to the production site, and the other is to collect, upload and process information on the production site in time.
MES is not only a system for the production site, but a system for transmitting information between the upper and lower levels. It connects the field level and the management level and improves the efficiency of production and operation.
MES builds a bridge between the planning management ERP and the bottom-level control, filling the gap between the two, not only as a management information system at the workshop level, but also as a monitoring system that can detect and monitor the operation status at the equipment levels in real time.
After the implementation of ERPs
, how to get real-time feedback of production information and the ability to deliver real-time ERP plan information is a huge problem faced by many enterprises.
A well-designed MES system
can integrate management functionalities such as production scheduling, product tracking, quality control, etc. on a unified platform. Based on a unified database platform, it can provide the production department, quality inspection department, process department, logistics department, etc. synchronously through the network. Workshop management information services can assist companies in establishing an integrated ERP/MES/bottom information system.
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