MES Benchmark – a structured approach to assessing your MES maturity
Are you looking at investing in a MES (Manufacturing Execution System)? Do you need to improve the efficiency of your manufacturing operations with the latest technology? If you answered yes, then a MES benchmark may be exactly what is needed.
In order for you to realize the value from your current or future MES investments, you must first understand the maturity of your business and your current state. In addition, you must identify a pragmatic future state and plan a roadmap to achieve it. This may involve not only introducing new technologies and processes, but changes to your organization to support them.
Tata Technologies has developed a structured MES Analytics process with supporting tools and processes to help our customers understand the maturity of their MES, compare it to their peers and plan for the future.
The MES Benchmark assessment captures the opinions of senior and knowledgeable personnel in your organization on the current state and future MES requirements for your business, together with a priority for improvement and an assessment of current effectiveness. It centers on 17 key MES “Pillars” ranging from Scheduling Management, through to Shipping. These pillars are listed below:
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Integration
- Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Integration
- SCADA, Control and Interfaces
- Inventory Management
- Planning, Scheduling and Execution
- Resource Management
- Progress Tracking
- Track / Traceability / Genealogy
- Error Proofing
- Quality Management
- Recipe Management
- Work Instructions
- Shipping Management
- Shop floor Information
- Data Collection and Performance Analysis
- Maintenance Planning and execution
- Predictive Analytics
After the 17 pillars have been covered, senior and knowledgeable personnel are also invited to “spend” an assumed benefit in value areas within your business. The areas identified are improving time to market, increasing the portfolio of the company and improving product quality.
Finally, the tool produces a comprehensive report showing the customers current state of maturity and a benchmark comparison with the industry.
Participants have found this process to be very useful as it allows them to prioritize their initiatives, gives a high-level view of their roadmap to success and provides them with industry benchmark information