There are a large number of suppliers of Manufacturing Execution Systems. They differ in scope, functional richness, size, (growth) opportunities and price. For each situation and each company, the best solution will have to be re-examined.
Broadly applicable or specific to a certain industry
Some suppliers deliver software that is widely applicable within the food industry. Others focus on specific industries, for example the meat processing industry. We often see that these suppliers also supply process equipement for that industry.
For a specific part of the process
There are MES systems that focus only on packaging lines, for example. Or on a specific aspect of a packaging line, such as OEE.
Focused on a specific functional area
Some MES applications focus on the registration and tracking of the flow of goods, while other MES applications focus more on quality assurance and registration.
Generic MES packages
These are MES Systems that can be widely used in various industries, for example, discrete manufacturing, process industry, semi-conductor or automotive. Some 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 MES System specifically tailored to the needs of the food industry. These packages offer a rich functionality and often cover the entire production process, from receipt to delivery.
Developed from the controller’s point of view
There are also MES System Integrators who have been active in industrial automation (PLC and SCADA) for many years and who, over time, have built a number of customised solutions for their customers and reuse these solutions with other customers.
Manufacturing Execution Systems
In the table below we have added an overview of all MES systems that are currently available.
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 who provide MES solutions for the food industry:
- Engie Services
- ICT Automatisering
- Pro-Fa Automation BV
- Van Doren Engineering
Do you miss an MES package or system integrator in the above list? Please contact us! We find it important to keep the list complete and up to date.
|Leveranciers||Naam van het MES-systeem||Inzetbaar in de volgende sectoren||Referenties|