There are many variables that can drive an organization to investigate the viability of implementing a manufacturing execution system (MES). One of the more important things that can be overlooked in the effort to evaluate an MES plan is the value of a proof of concept strategy.
Inductive Automation rolls out a new version of Ignition software with enhanced reporting and enterprise administrative tools. Plus, the company charts a course to further support analytics, the Internet of Things and its customers.
As the manufacturing industry adapts to technological and economic change, the role of manufacturing execution systems must change with it. Two factors currently influencing MES applications are mobility and the influx of a new workforce.