One of the most crucial needs is integration of IT (such as ERP, Business Intelligence, PLM) with machines, production lines and plants. This kind of integration is one of the basic principles of Industry 4.0, and it helps obtaining continuous and successful improvement.
What’s MES? MES is an integrated production management system, which synchronizes business management and production, coordinating and optimizing the use of productive resources: personnel, machines and materials. One of its main features is filling the gap between ERP management and PLC or SCADA.