MES in practice: “The importance of management processes is often underestimated”

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The importance of good management processes for Manufacturing Execution Systems, or MES for short, is often underestimated. I've seen several situations where that led to problems. In a MES project a few years ago, I saw the complexity of the process and software increase and therefore the number of bugs. You then have teething problems for a longer period after the system has been handed over to the organization. This could have been prevented with a good management process.

The difference between IT and OT

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The difference between IT and OT is best explained with different levels of automation. The IT and OT domains each span different levels and have their own focus areas and priorities. The different levels of automation are best explained using the Purdue model