1st Edition

Applying Manufacturing Execution Systems

By Michael McClellan Copyright 1997
    208 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Computer systems have become an integral part of most companies. The newest of these is Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), a technology that provides on-line application software that companies rely on to manage their manufacturing processes. Applying Manufacturing Execution Systems is the book for everyone who has the responsibility of improving their company's manufacturing results. It shows how the current conditions on the plant floor can be optimized to improve production output using an integrated MES.
    Applying Manufacturing Execution Systems shows how MES benefits all types of manufacturing from discrete item production to process flow production. The concepts discussed are applicable in all production facilities where a number of variables, whether simple or complex, need to be considered in order to optimize production by effectively using the available resources of people, inventory, and equipment. The book emphasizes the application of MES in the real world of manufacturing that includes:

    What MES Is and Why It's a Hot Topic
    Computer Software Systems Used in Manufacturing Management
    MES in Different Manufacturing Environments
    MES Core Modules
    MES Support Modules
    System Configuration/Architecture
    Equipment Used in MES
    The MES Implementation Team
    Supplier Evaluation and Selection
    Scheduling, Simulation, and Constraint Management
    The Future of MES
    Appendix A: Application Examples
    Appendix B: Reference Material Sources
    Appendix C: Glossary of Terms


    Michael McClellan