Mighty MESs

Robin G. Qiu, Meng Chu Zhou

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Various aspects of manufacturing execution systems (MES) and their relationship with other information systems are discussed. MES is an integrated enterprise-wide information system which provide linkage between manufacturing and office planning. An MES accepts cohesive data from the other office-based systems and ensures that their requests and information are accurately interpreted and promptly delivered to the shop floor in a consistent manner. It is suggested that when MES is deployed in a manufacturing enterprise, the manufacturing process becomes information driven, contributing to both overall productivity and the financial viability of the manufacturing enterprise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-25+40
JournalIEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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