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

What is an Electronic Batch Record?

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Pharmaceutical companies are required to maintain batch records so that authorities can confirm proper procedures are being followed. Modern Electronic Batch Records (EBR) can help with this and help companies comply with FDA regulations. An electronic batch record uses several databases that record data that is recorded during the production of a batch. In addition, it uses a business process engine that defines the process to be followed.

What is GAMP5 (GAMP®5)?

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GAMP5 (GAMP®5), or 'Good Automated Manufacturing Practices' is a non-mandatory legislation for pharmaceutical and food companies. It provides important guidelines for companies involved in the development and/or implementation of automated systems.

Data-driven manufacturing: “Manufacturing companies often do not realize the importance of data”

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Many production organizations have invested in lean manufacturing, which has resulted in attractive profits. However, there is still much to be gained in the field of data, especially master data...

Sander Koelewijn | Business Consultant Manufacturing IT

As an independent consultant, Sander is happy to support the customer in the design, selection and implementation of process control systems, which are integrated into the total OT application landscape
Jos Hensen

MES in the ‘food’: What is Manufacturing Execution System and what do you need to know about it?

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A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) enables the exchange of information between the shop floor (machinery, but also people) and the office environment (ERP)...

Start on time with a MES and get a head start on your competition

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A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is often started too late. This is a shame and causes much more hassle and costs!

Royal Avebe and Greywise: The start of a long-standing collaboration

In 2011, Avebe decided to renew the reactor department of the VMF factory. The main goal: to produce reliably and economically with a constant, high quality. Good automation is a necessary condition. Greywise supervised the MES implementation.

MES and Lean – a great team

Every production company has heard of the Lean principle: analyzing the value stream with the aim of eliminating 'waste', increasing productivity and efficiency. Process control is an important factor here. But how does MES fit into the Lean picture? Is MES part of Lean Manufacturing? You can read our answer in this blog written by our consultant Niek.

Why MES can be of great added value right now!

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Of course, as an employer you want the best for your staff and you want to comply with legal requirements – but production also needs to continue and in the most efficient way. MES can play a major, and not to be underestimated, role in the workplace and the departments above.
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MOM vs MES: Operation Management vs Execution System

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You hear the term MOM more and more often and this usually in combination with MES. But is there actually a difference between MES and MOM? In this article we provide the answer to this question.

Which MES providers are there?

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There are different types of MES systems and all these systems have their unique properties. But which system suits your type of organization well?

What is a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)?

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A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) enables information exchange between production (people and machines on the shop floor) and the office environment (ERP). The Manufacturing Execution System (MES) receives the orders from the ERP system and ensures that the various production departments are provided with the correct information. This information is collected in the MES and made available to the ERP system.

What is the difference between ERP and MES?

View part of the presentation by Niek Arts during our knowledge session about MES. In this video Niek briefly answers the following question: What is the difference between ERP and MES?
Jens Hensen

Jens Hensen | Business Consultant Manufacturing IT

Producing more efficiently and eliminating waste is what drives me. In practice, I see that production companies succeed in eliminating the classic waste and delivering on time, but that the administrative burden is increasing. I see the solution in MES, WMS (MOMS) and PDM/PLM applications.

The steady and unobtrusive advance of IT in the food industry

André Hiddink, Product Manager IT infrastructure recently spoke with Jos Hensen, director of Greywise, an independent consultancy company from Ede. The topic of the conversation was the IT developments in the food industry.

What should you pay attention to when choosing a MES?

The market offers many different systems and options for every situation. To ensure that you can still see the forest despite the trees, we give you the most important anchor points.

The benefits of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)!

MES isn't what it once was: it's better. Over the years, endless modules and options have been made possible within the domain and MES as a concept has grown into an advanced industry solution. A MES has many advantages. In this blog we describe some of the benefits that an MES system can mean for your organization.