How Agile Are You? Software Development In MES

Aug 7, 2012 4:47:31 AM | Posted by Tom Gill

Over the last few years, MES (manufacturing execution system) packages have appeared that provide the database framework and programming interfaces to collect, process and provide standardized information links between the production floor below and the ERP (enterprise resource planning) business system above. Even so called “configurable” packages usually require extensive custom coding since the built-in functional capabilities are usually insufficient to handle all but the simplest manufacturing processes and integration to current installed information systems. The reality is that MES installation projects are just as much about custom software development as they are about installation and configuration.

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