The landscape of Manufacturing Execution System technologies is constantly evolving.
MES vendor selection can be a lengthy and complex process. Each company’s MES journey is unique and as result, it takes time to decide which capabilities to pursue, establish business requirements, and embed MES into your enterprise landscape. Manufacturers have a need to more effectively manage real-time data and define KPIs on the shop floor to enable the highest production quality, while complying with regulatory standards. Selecting the right implementation partner is critical to maximize your investment decision.
MES Consulting Services
No matter where you are in your MES journey, we’re here to partner with you in your digital transformation. The benefits of MES can provide operational efficiencies, identify process improvements, and enable better analytics quickly to any organization!
Selecting a MES vendor is a strategic and thoughtful process, and it can be beneficial to the needs of your company if you take the care up front to understand how MES fits into your enterprise landscape and establish your business requirements.
- Requirements Definition
- RFI, RFP, and Demo Script Development
- Vendor Evaluation and Negotiation
Implementation Project Management
An experienced and capable project manager is key to a successful MES implementation. Applying the right level of discipline and visibility with support from expert resources and advisory services can drive the outcomes you seek. On-time and on-budget.
- Project Delivery and Governance
- Strategic and Tactical Planning
- Reporting and Metrics
Assurance Strategy (CSA)
A risk-based approach to validation creates an efficient and compliant assurance process to meet project needs without being overly cumbersome. Validating your MES doesn’t have to be a daunting effort if you have the right approach, the right technology and the right partner.
- Assurance (Validation) Master Plan
- Risk Assessment and Data Integrity
- Local/Global Processes and Procedures
Change Management and Training
A successful adoption of an MES Solution requires a strategic approach to change management. Key considerations on how an MES implementation impacts the organization, culture and operations must be identified and managed to ensure all areas of the business can support and maintain the solution without major disruption to day-to-day activities.
- Change Readiness and Strategy
- Communication Plan
- Change Management Sustainability
- Training Plan, Design and Delivery
- Hypercare Support
In today’s modern manufacturing environment, creating a digital supply chain will require a sophisticated architectural design and multiple system integrations. MES is a key player on the road to digital maturity and can provide a real-time data flow and visibility to manufacturing operations. Defining data flow for the entire end-to-end supply chain process can create tremendous benefit and understanding of how MES fits into the landscape.
Clarkston’s team leverages many years of digital transformation, vendor selections, manufacturing operations, and system implementation experience to support your business in your MES journey. To learn more about our MES consulting practice, please contact Lynette Nazabal.