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5 Risks You Need to Know Before Selecting an MES – #2 Operational Risk

iBASEt5 Risks You Need to Know Before Selecting an MES – #2 Operational Risk

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February 16 , 2017 | Posted by Andrea Ramirez | No Comments

5 Risks You Need to Know Before Selecting an MES – #2 Operational Risk

When selecting a Manufacturing Execution System, there are two broad types of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) implementations:

  • A custom built MES configuration based on an MES tool kit
  • A Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) configuration of MES software

These two flavors of implementations come with different variations of risk. In this video series we identify the top 5 risks you need to know, this video focuses on Operational Risk.

Operational Risk:

Configured and COTS MES solutions always have some kind of failure risk. The reasons could be inherent, including insufficient hardware, lack of training, and/or other improper implementation processes. Validation is an extremely important exercise when custom building a solution to know how your company’s data and process flows will react in the software system. The one major benefit of looking at a COTS MES solution is that you can conduct a small project up front to test and validate data in a sandbox or emulated environment before making a bigger purchasing decision to rollout. Testing with a small sample of your data and processes in your own environment is one way to mitigate your operational risk.

Watch the Rest of the Series:

#1 Budget Risk

#2 Operational Risk (current video)

#3 Change Management Risk

#4 Technical Risk

#5 Program Risk

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