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.
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.
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#2 Operational Risk (current video)