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The Production Data Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Monitor

(MES) like ISE’s MV2 can be implemented in a number of ways, from collecting basic production metrics to systems that are highly integrated with every aspect of the production process. What level of granularity the system will monitor is in the hands of the firm’s manufacturing engineer or plant manager and how integrated they would like to be.

Below are some of the most common aspects that Manufacturing Execution Systems monitor.

Machine Throughput, Quality & Downtime

With their machine-level interfacing, MES can record the state of production machines at all times. That ‘Always On’ capability includes recording such aspects as uptime, idle time and error rates. Details like operation temperature, cycle times, material usage and other data can point to areas where more efficiency can be found or error rates reduced. This data over time could also point to machines that may require service soon or need to be replaced.

Inventory Locations, Staging and Routing

As inventory or work-in-progress (WIP) is scanned as it is inventoried and as it’s moved around the floor, the manufacturing execution system is recording its position in the plant as well as its location within the production process. On the surface, the MES can be the master key for material location. Below that surface, manufacturing execution systems can provide real-world information on the efficiency of processes, routing and inventory utilization. If the process includes perishable materials, understanding how, where and when items are stored and moved can make a large dent in reducing scrap.

Worker Attendance, Job Assignments & Process Logging

Using kiosks and work cell logging systems, the MES can keep track of when people arrive and depart from work process to work proces. But more importantly, the system can record whether a worker is being effectively utilized by the job processes they log in at or if certain processes need more help than estimated. This information is also crucial to understanding how manual production operations are performing and how that performance is integrated with other automatic processes.


These are just a few of the more common areas where manufacturing execution systems can record data on the production process. If you’re looking into integrating next-level production control with a manufacturing execution system like ISE’s MV2 MES, contact us today to learn how MES integration can streamline manufacturing operations and reduce inefficiencies.


Comparing metrics over time to identify slowing processes or increasing machine downtimes from real-time data acquisition abilities for the entire plant floor. 


Monitoring manual operations and integrating these processes with machine operations to offer a complete picture of production workflow.

MV2 is Paper-Less' Premiere MES Software for the Microsoft Space. 

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