Which MES systems are there?
There are a large number of suppliers of MES-Systems ( Manufacturing Execution System ). They differ in field of application, functional wealth, size, (growth) possibilities and price. The best solution will have to be reconsidered for every situation and for every company.
Widely applicable or specific to a certain industry
Certain suppliers provide software that can be widely used within the food industry. Others focus on specific sectors, for example the meat processing industry. We often see that these suppliers also supply process equipment for that industry.
For a specific part of the process
For example, there are MES applications that only focus on packaging lines. Or on a specific aspect of a packaging line, such as OEE.
Focused on a specific functional area
Certain MES applications focus on registering and tracking the flow of goods, while other MES applications focus more on quality assurance and registration.
Generic MES packages
These are Manufacturing Execution Systems that can be widely used in various industries, for example discrete production, process industry, semi-conductor or automotive. Certain System Integrators have developed a solution specifically for the food industry based on a generic package.
Specifically developed for the food industry
A number of suppliers have developed a Manufacturing Execution System specifically tailored to the needs of the food industry. These packages offer rich functionality and often cover the entire production process, from receipt to delivery.
Developed from the controls
There are also System Integrators who have been active in industrial automation (PLC and SCADA) for many years and who over time have built a number of custom solutions for their customers and reuse these solutions at other customers.
Manufacturing Execution Systems
In the table below we have added an overview of all MES packages that are currently available. The top part of the table mainly contains MES packages that are widely used in the Benelux.
The MES systems by supplier
|Name of supplier||Name of the MES package||Industry||References|
|MPDV||MES Hydra X||Food, Pharma, Machine building, etc||Timmerije, Rena Casting, JAEGER Group, Grohe AG, Melitta, Duni, Playmobil en Phoenix-Contact|
|GE Intelligent Platforms||Proficy MES|
|RBK Group||FOBIS MES||Food||Adri & Zoon, ENKCO, Royal Smilde, Zwanenberg, Maasland|
|Objective||Objective MES||Milling, Pharma & Medical, Fruit & vegetables, Dairy, Plastics & Rubber, Sweets & Bakery, Chemical industry, Beverages, Animal nutrition, Metal Processing, Machine Construction, Wood & Furniture, Electro & Electrical Equipment, Automotive (spare) parts||Milcobel, Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods, Euroma, Duivelaar pompen, La Lorraine Bakery Group, De Paauw Brood & Banket|
|Siemens||SIMATIC IT MES, Siemens MES||Food & Beverage, CPG & Retail, Automotive, Machinery, Electronics, Semiconductors, Aero & Defense, Medical Devices, Pharma & Cosmetics, Chemicals, Energy|
|Onprove||The DPS-systeem||Food & Beverages||Johma, Marne, Market Food Group, Cérélia|
|Brighteye||Momentum MOM||Food & Beverages, Batch production, Discrete production||Unilever, Mydibel, Farm Frites, Verstegen, Poco Loco, Kim’s Chocolates, Ardo, Mulder, Teijin, Haaht, McCaim, Agristo, Puffin, Savencia Fromage & Dairy, Olom, Westmalle Trappist|
|Hellebrekers||Visual Link Software MES||Food|
|Aveva (Voorheen Wonderware)||AVEVA MES||Food, Building Materials|
|Rockwell Automation||FactoryTalk||Food, Pharma, Machine building, Building equipement|
|Flexware Innovation||Flexware Innovation MES||Food|
|EQUANS||EQUANS MES||Food, Pharma, Sustainable Energy, Commercial Real Estate|
|Inductive Automation||Sepasoft MES Modules for Ignition||Food, Electronic Solutions|
|VKS Lite||VKS Lite||Everything|
|Ultimo||Ultimo’s Maintenance Management software||Manufacturing, Healthcare, Government & Infra, Logistics, Utilities|
|Progmatic||IPS: Integrated Production System|
|Aegis Industrial Software Corporation||FactoryLogix|
|Critical Manufacturing||Critical Manufacturing MES||Electronic, Farma|
|SAP||SAP Manufacturing Execution|
|Creonis||CSD MES||Food & Beverages, Pharma, Cosmetica||AB-InBev, Palm, MSD|
|Rockwell Automation||FactoryTalk® PharmaSuite||Life Sciences|
|Körber Pharma||Werum PAS-X MES||Pharma, Biotech|
System Integrators of MES systems
Listed below are a number of System Integrators that provide MES solutions for the food industry:
- AT Automation
- Engie Services
- ICT Automation
- Pro-Fa Automation BV
- Van Doren Engineering
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