An Overview of Next-generation Manufacturing Execution Systems: How important is MES for Industry 4.0?

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to understand the evolution of manufacturing execution systems (MES) in the digital transformation era. Theoretical propositions made on MES (based on literature survey) were empirically examined using three case studies in Danish companies. Findings gave an overview of Industry 4.0 ready MES and identified its role in factories of the future. It is a first attempt to analyze the concepts behind next-generation MES to give a primer on ‘MES as a digital twin’, via first iteration of results from cross-case synthesis of collected data. The paper also maps the current MES research pertaining to Industry 4.0 into key groups to highlight its significance in digital manufacturing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management : GCMM-2018
Number of pages8
Volume30
PublisherElsevier
Publication date2019
Pages588-595
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event14th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management : The global forum to exchange knowledge on materials, manufacturing, digital technologies and business management. - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 5 Dec 20187 Dec 2018
https://www.gcmm2018.org/

Conference

Conference14th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period05/12/201807/12/2018
Internet address
SeriesProcedia Manufacturing
ISSN2351-9789

Keywords

  • Smart Factory
  • Manufacturing operations management
  • enterprise information systems (EIS)
  • Digital manufacturing
  • Digital Twin
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Industry 4.0

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