Manufacturing execution systems (MES) – evolutions and software solutions

Manufacturing execution systems(MES)传统上链接ERP(and other business systems)and data flow control and monitoring on the plant floor(操作设备控制系统).在智能制造的背景下,制造执行系统是如何发展的,industrial transformation and end-to-end manufacturing operations management.

Manufacturing execution systems are more critical than ever.数字工厂smart manufacturingreally is based on data and turning all that collected and aggregated data leads into business value,例如,通过更好的资产,库存和材料跟踪,获取有关生产流程的情报,以便更好地决策,管理绩效和质量,协调生产活动和许多仍在向我们走来的发展。

衡量从制造执行系统中获得的价值和收益(定量和定性) usage are more important than ever (ARC咨询小组)

制造执行系统不是新的,just like many evolving information systems,它们随着云等新技术而改变,Big Data(analytics)vwin免佣百家乐 (正如我们今天所知道的工业物联网)emerged.

Then came all those smart machines,new forms of additive manufacturing,next gen robots and cobots,connected objects and smarter sensors,the cyber-physical systems and data approach of徳赢中国 ,artificial intelligence and new ways of interaction/exchange/collaboration/coordination between data,technologies,人,machines,ecosystems,工业过程,知识等等。而且,so manufacturing execution systems get increasingly connected and smarter as well.

如果你愿意的话,端到端工业环境中的每一件事都会变得智能化或智能化,尽管当然还有许多传统挑战仍然存在。这将制造执行系统(MES)置于何处?

转型中的制造解决方案-MES软件系统市场和解决方案工业物联网

工业转型和工业4.0中的“智能”或“智能”维度(主要是工业物联网)不仅仅是在智能产品的层面上,smart assets and intelligent processes.它也是有关可编程逻辑控制器发展水平的关键,industrial control systems(ICS)or process control systems(PCS)overall,SCADA(和)SCADA software)ERP(企业资源规划).In fact,it's key in all applications in and beyond the scope of manufacturing operations management.

我们已经解决了从ERP到智能ERPbefore.And we also looked atSCADA系统which are in full flux whereby the near future is easier to forecast than the longer term(intelligent ERP brings us to 2020 and beyond).

With regards to the Manufacturing Execution System(MES),manufacturing operations management(妈妈)and product lifecycle management(PLM),再加一个就更难了。

有人说没有制造执行系统就没有工业4.0,而2)其他人则指出在过程控制系统的层面上,智能和功能的发展在不断增强。(从分布式控制系统到SCADA和PLC) and on the level of Intelligent ERP which will de facto decrease the importance of the MES,3) still others see the MES as a hub of connectivity and integration,just likebuilding management systemsare in智能建筑and,finally,4) there are those who see MES going away as the traditional automation pyramid de facto is changing and dissapearing (and it's always been hard to exactly segment all systems and stakeholders in the broad landscape of manufacturing systems).

The place and future of manufacturing execution systems

While the latter is certainly true(再见,金字塔),在观察进化之前,role and landscape of the Manufacturing Execution System it probably isn't a bad idea to take a step back and look at that good old automation pyramid first.

Manufacturing executives are looking to MES software as an enterprise solution that aligns manufacturing and supply chain technologies (加特纳)

正如我们传统上在ERP和SCADA之间的制造执行系统的其他几篇文章中提到的,它依次位于PLC和PID的各层上,and the field levels of传感器,执行机构,cyber-physical systems,等。

In human language: the MES sits on the operations level,而ERP则是,well,the enterprise planning level and SCADA and ICS the production level.MES在传统的金字塔视图中做了什么?它与SCADA和ERP连接为一体,涉及生产计划和调度等方面。quality management,工作流强制,overall equipment efficiency and overall intelligence regarding the operations AND the production(考虑到它与该级别相关)专注于表现,不然怎么可能呢?increasingly analytics and enhanced connectivity withartificial intelligenceinevitably being added as a new MES architecture is on the horizon as you'll read next.

因为工业4.0都是关于集成的(垂直的,水平…鉴于数据在工业4.0和工业物联网中的关键作用,as well as the impact of IoT,virtually everyone agrees that integrated Manufacturing Execution Systems are key and that we're moving to platforms,the broader manufacturing operations management(妈妈)and/or a service-oriented modular approach as is already offered by several vendors.

From MES functions to MES services

然而,it's in the views of what integration de facto means that the different views on the evolutions of the MES market seem to differ.

Customers in process manufacturing require support to multi-plant enterprise orchestration,易于扩展,optimal interplay with modern technologies and process innovation support through the integration with additive manufacturing,机器人学,and PLM systems,等。 (Lorenzo Veronesi,IDC制造业洞察力)

如果你像工业4.0愿景和框架背后的人们所看到的那样看一个更长期的工业4.0未来路线图,你会注意到从可互操作的标准逐渐演变而来,互操作系统,即插即用MES用其中包括自动化标记语言或自动化ML和OPC UA或OPC统一体系结构)在云中MES功能,嵌入式系统中的MES功能与自学习(ai)MES services.因此,面向服务的模块化MES,with functions becoming services,以舞台为中心,尽管从MOM和端到端的可视性以及整个价值链的精简的更广泛的角度来看。

Looking at the guiding principles as proposed for that service-oriented MES there is a reference architecture to seamlessly integrate automation and MES with a core of MES functions(或服务)以及可以连接到该核心的特定功能。

Those MES functions do remain needed in Industry 4.0 at all levels,it's just the architecture of Manufacturing Execution Systems that is strongly changing through Industry 4.0 just as the traditional automation pyramid is changing and dissolving with evolutions in the way in which MES gets embedded and evolves in a service-oriented and soon self-learning approach.

While we look at the future and analysts look at the integration of or support for all the ‘newer' technologies you can imagine,from big data analytics,和物联网digital twin模拟应用,增强现实and so forth as criteria to gauge which manufacturing execution system vendors are leading the pack there is of course also another reality: the non-vendor side where IIoT is far from a fact yet,Industry 4.0 remains a vision for now and manufacturers still work with the same systems they have known.

现代MES-制造执行系统解决方案和数据移动到云端和边缘-礼貌和源ARC咨询小组
The modern MES – manufacturing execution systems solutions and data moving to the cloud and the edge – 礼遇和来源ARC咨询小组

制造商面临的挑战-选择制造执行系统软件和/或MOM解决方案

In order tovwin中国 并且开始工业自动化的旅程。很明显,到目前为止,仍然需要在孤立系统的基本层面上发生很多事情,这些系统在实践中并没有集成,甚至很难集成,因为它们可以追溯到很长的时间,并且确实不适合以一种简单和负担得起的方式支持不断变化的需求。

制造执行系统市场知道,虽然向更广泛、更紧密集成的制造运营管理方法发展,但特定垂直领域的系统制造商和用户仍面临挑战。

徳赢真人娱乐Digital transformation,Industrie 4.0,开放式自动化集团的举措正在影响过程工业市场的制造执行系统。 (Arc Advisory Group)

Just as Industry 4.0 is a journey with different steps,基础设施,asset and,在这个范围内,软件维度需要在未来适应。In fact,before even deciding on a manufacturing execution system and the modern manufacturing operations management and hyper-connected context in which it fits,it's best to look at that software stack and not just look at the MES functions/services your Industry 4.0 applications need bit also to take a closer look on the levels of PLC and SCADA,尤其是因为这些都是全流量的。

制造执行系统软件市场

小微市场本身正朝着不同的方向发展,并且已经非常有差异。它面临的挑战是对可操作智能的普遍需求,以及制造商在降低成本基础的同时提高效率并适应工业4.0不断变化的需求和技术。

当ARC咨询小组宣布过程工业制造执行系统软件报告in August 2017,公司表示,MES解决方案至关重要,因为未来的数字工厂将基于技术之间的协作,人,以及全球企业。

Janice Abelprincipal consultant at ARC
Janice Abelprincipal consultant at ARC

影响市场的关键新技术是新的架构,预测分析,云,edge,智能连接设备,virtual reality,and data platforms while improving performance and having process visibility are among the key drivers of the market.

在2017年9月的博客中post ARC's Janice Abel looked deeper in the evolutions in manufacturing execution systems and the expected continued growth through 2021 with a focus on IoT,connected data,边缘计算advanced analytics and more.Quote:"While IIoT is a growth factor for MES in some industries,the availability of newer technologies and approaches can hinder MES deployments and other capital purchases.这在一定程度上是因为一些公司正试图降低他们未来的风险,了解未来的方向。They want to acquire a technology that will be part of the new standards,易于集成,易于使用,灵活,可以在开发新技术和应用程序时扩展和适应它们”。

MOM and MES software solutions and providers

In case you're in the market for a manufacturing execution software or a manufacturing operations management solution do start from your needs,现状和路线图。

Create functional specifications with requirements for your MES in an integratedIT / OTteam and look at those use cases you want a(新)MES or MOM solution for(顺便说一下:有时两者都可以互换使用,这是不正确的),在看供应商之前。

Identify the challenges at PLC and SCADA level before starting with MES (IDC)

如果您已经按照惯例那样做了,我们在下面添加了一小部分相同的MES和MOM供应商和解决方案。Feel free to add more.警告:在过去的几年中,以下几个解决方案和供应商已被分析师视为重要的解决方案和供应商。当然,这并不意味着它们能满足你的需求。

MES和MOM供应商包括施耐德电气(Wonderware),达索系统(阿佩里索),神谕,活力,西门子General Electric,PLEX系统和少纸(all,国际数据中心最近公布的较少的纸张除外MarketScape of Worldwide Process Manufacturing Execution SystemSoftware Providers and all,除了施耐德电气全球离散制造执行系统软件提供商Marketscape).

Manufacturing execution systems are the mainstay of digitalization in the manufacturing sector.In conjunction with the innovative services provided by IoT platforms,它们是连接真实和虚拟制造世界的应用程序的桥梁。 (ITAC PR)

在其最新的制造执行系统软件市场指南中,Gartner提到what it calls ‘representative vendors' such as 42Q,ABB应用材料,Aptean,Ares International,AspenTech,细胞融合Cogiscan,Critical Manufacturing,达索系统,艾默生过程管理,埃皮科尔EyelitForcam,GE Digital,Greycon霍尼韦尔工艺解决方案,iBASEt,IQMS,ITAC软件,灯塔系统,导师图形,Miracom,MPDV,神谕,Performix,Plex Systems,POMS,Prodac,PSI金属罗克韦尔自动化公司活力,Savigent Software,Schneider Electric(Wonderware软件,现在部分放大了阿维娃和施耐德电气industrial software group after the merger),Siemens and Werum IT Solutions.

Below is a curated list of manufacturing execution systems and manufacturing operations management solutions (in alphabetical order).

For more research and findings regarding the market of MES solutions fromARC咨询小组and others check out the overview and forecasts via the button below. And if you're looking for more recent MES and MOM solutions reports,as previously mentionedARC Advisory Group released a MES software reportin August 2017 for process industries.

MES software market and solution drivers

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