Recently, I wrote about several ways that a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) can improve New Product Introduction (NPI). In that article, I explained how an MES can play a critical role in improving and streamlining the new product introduction process.
While many benefits can easily document a successful MES install, the challenge is achieving the forecasted benefits quickly (or even at all) based on how the project is planned, the pilot site is identified, or what decisions are made early in the design process.
Becoming a digital master with New Product Introduction will set you apart and become a critical part of staying competitive. And with MES, you can do so with far better performance that can accelerate your new product launches to top speed.
When it comes to an MES, staunch Lean originalists see MES as antithetical to Lean principles. Consequently, some have called into question the value of an MES. Just as with any technology, results can vary. Is an MES a friend or foe to a Lean strategy?
COVID-19 has accelerated manufacturers' investments in Digital Transformation, and while it may seem like technology is part of the problem, the reality is that in today’s business world technology can accelerate cultural change.
After Jan completed his presentation, several questions were raised that are shared. We hope this information is helpful with your decision process to pick the right MES that is based your unique business requirements.
Every member of the enterprise can benefit from the iSeries, from line workers to top-level decision-makers. Today, technology innovation is accelerating like never before, and when it’s properly harnessed, as in the iSeries, we’re just starting to see the amazing things it lets us do.
An Agile MES application has an architecture that allows an implementation team (or those tasked with performing updates or future maintenance) to dynamically perform updates to capabilities quickly to the actual software itself – in addition to how it is deployed.
McKinsey has been giving heavy emphasis to the need to forming a digital B2B ecosystem in MRO and manufacturing. One of the points stressed was the importance and value of creating a digital ecosystem that spans the entire supply chain.