Manufacturing Companies to Invest in MES to Increase Efficiencies

Companies across many business sectors are demonstrating an interest in investing in manufacturing execution systems, or MES, in order to improve operational agility and flexibility.

Globally, both process and discrete industries are finding it a challenge to drive operational improvements, optimize energy consumption and reduce carbon footprints without an impact on net profitability.

The most effective way to tackle these problems is shop-floor to top-floor connectivity and the latest analysis from Frost & Sullivan shows the MES market for both industries grew by at least 5.5 percent in 2009. These figures were taken from the firms report: World Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Markets.

Senior Frost & Sullivan analyst, Muthuraman Ramasamy, says bringing manufacturing software solutions on board will connect the individual silos of information and drive a seamless flow of data and actionable intelligence.

Ramasamy says the need to optimize operational expenditures, while mitigating the trade-off between performance improvement and profitability, will be a driving force in global MES markets.

Restrained growth is expected as end users make the transition to commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) pre-integrated solutions offered by system integrators and niche solution providers.

The presence of intense competition in the MES market space from enterprise solution providers and competing product lines is restraining the market growth, said Ramasamy.

In order to sustain themselves while ensuring a win-win situation, MES solution providers can work in tandem with system integrators to enter markets that were traditionally out of reach.

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