Applying Manufacturing Execution Systems (IC60)

Length: 2 days
CEU Credits: 1.4
Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion indicating the total number of CEUs earned will be provided upon successful completion of the course.

Related Course: Implementing Business to MES Integration Using the ANSI/ISA95 Standards (IC55


Today's manufacturing environment demands smaller lot sizes, faster cycle times, greater flexibility, and smaller inventory buffers than ever before. This course addresses not only what a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is and where it came from, but how it can affect market share and competitive position through faster response, broader product offerings, reduced time-to-market, and better performance against commitments to customers.

You will be able to:

  • Identify the business drivers that make effective MES a competitive weapon in today's manufacturing environment
  • Recognize the evolution and functional modules of a typical MES
  • Recognize application issues of core and support functions
  • Visualize where MES fits in relationship to planning systems (ERP) and plant equipment control devices
  • Recognize return on investment opportunities to justify MES efforts
  • Explain how to develop a business case that drives a requirements definition document
  • List the basic steps in developing the user requirements for an MES
  • Define and apply an implementation approach that delivers results

You will cover:

  • History and Evolution of MES: Why these Systems are Part of the Manufacturing Landscape | How They Fit with Planning Systems and Plant Floor Control Systems
  • Core and Support Modules: Typical Core Module Functions | Support Module Functions | Integration
  • MES System Benefits: Financial and Management Justification | How Companies Benefit from System Implementations | How MES is a Part of the Supply Chain Management Process
  • Typical System Benefits: Translate Benefits into Return on Investment Opportunities and Project Phases
  • System Configuration Examples: Possible Architectures Worldwide | Corporate-wide | Plant-wide
  • Implementation Approaches: Long-term Relationships and Partnering | Software Licensing | System Integration

Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

  • Examine a possible MES business case and requirements definition
  • Configure and operate a simulated MES demonstration

Includes ISA Standard:

  •  ANSI/ISA95.00.03-2005 - Enterprise-Control System Integration, Part 3: Models of Manufacturing Operations Management

Not sure this particular course is for you?
pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.

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