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Manufacturing Management Systems

There several software products aimed at the manufacturer that seem to overlap in functionality. It can be difficult to understand were one ends and another takes over, or if a firm needs one product instead of another. Many times, these systems can be symbiotic in nature, as well. Generally, these systems have a particular area where each do their best work.

Manufacturing shop floor management software systems diagram

To help understand how these systems connect, the diagram above is a representation of the interlocking of each of these systems in a modern manufacturing environment. We’ve simplified the diagram to focus on each system’s core functionality. The diagram also shows how shop floor data is collected and orders are delivered throughout the production process.

We put together some information on each of these systems to help manufacturers understand how these systems operate and where their strengths are. These pages also help outline how a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) operates within all of these systems.

Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)

Managing the human workforce on the shop floor

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

Inventory management systems for a production environment

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Connecting sales activity, production order scheduling and purchasing planning in one system

Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

Track and manage machine maintenance staff, costs and projects.

Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

The shop floor process management and production data collection system


If you’re exploring manufacturing monitoring or shop floor data collection systems for your operations and have questions about which systems would help achieve your goals, contact us today. We’re excited to talk through what’s available and which would be the best solution for you.

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