|Theme||Production planning, Industry 4.0|
|Project title||Development of a maturity model for the preparation of a successful MES implementation at small and medium-sized companies (MES-Ready)|
|Project duration||01.02.2020 – 31.01.2022|
The use of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) can contribute to an increase in performance and efficiency in the production of companies. Despite the many potentials of MES deployment, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in particular are hesitant to introduce an MES, as this can be associated with great financial and time expenditure. The implementation effort and the successful use of an MES depends, among other things, on the hardware used by the company and in what form and quality the data is recorded.
The goal of the research project MES-Ready is to provide SMEs with support for MES implementation. By means of a maturity model, the company-specific prerequisites for MES implementation are to be evaluated. Based on the resulting maturity model, recommendations for action to improve these prerequisites are to be derived.
In the research project MES-Ready a software demonstrator will be developed, which enables SMEs to determine their current prerequisites for MES introduction and to carry out a planned and monitored improvement of these prerequisites. Thus, the effort of MES implementation shall be reduced for the companies, misinvestments are avoided and a contribution is made to increase the international competitiveness of SMEs.
Publications about the project
Maturity-based Evaluation of Requirements for a Successful MES Implementation. The use of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) can offer many advantages for companies, but the implementation often poses a great challenge. The determination of necessary requirements, their fulfilment by the company and their consideration in the implementation process are decisive for a successful implementation. In the following article, the development of a maturity-based method for the evaluation and improvement of the companyspecific fulfilment of the requirements of an MES implementation is presented.
Manufacturing Execution System, Maturity Model, Digitalization