Various benefits
of implementing a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)


Manufacturing Execusion System

What Is A MES?
Accumulate visible data to replace reliance on experience and intuition.
Helps to make rational and quick decisions and reduce loss of time, materials, etc.

Problems occurring in the factory cannot be shared in real time. Improvements in traceability and past examples are not being fully utilized. Losses of people, time, and materials are not reduced.

The manufacturing execution system MES automatically collects data from equipment and processes in the factory. It enables quick and rational decision making by sharing various events occurring on site in real time.

In addition, the data accumulated through long-term operation is a strength that can be used to discover areas for improvement and to use the ambiguous areas that relied on experience and intuition as VISIBLE ASSETS for optimal analysis, countermeasures, and improvements.

MES Is A Tool To Visualize Manufacturing Efficiency And Discover Areas For Further Growth.

The Manufacturing Execution System MES is a system that automatically collects data from equipment and processes in a factory and shares it internally in real time.
Accurate and fresh information obtained from the system has the effect of detecting problems early and analyzing them logically.
Furthermore, the longer the operation period, the more valuable data is accumulated, and the higher quality countermeasures and improvement cycles can be expected.


Production Line Management


Skills Visualization


Visualization Of Production Time


Leveling Of Operations

Knowing The Current Conditions Of The Manufacturing Site,
We Can Speedily Improve The Issues.

By always knowing the current information, it becomes easier to grasp the status of machine operation and non-operation, reducing unreasonableness and waste that were previously unnoticed. By making decisions based on the data, it is possible to extract accurate points for improvement, leading to speedy improvement of issues in a short cycle.

Accurate, Flat, Shared Data
Enables Rational Decision Making.

The same common data can be checked from the different perspectives of the work site, managers, and management. By having a common understanding of flat information extracted in real time, rather than information that has been interpreted by each person on the shop floor, managers and executives will be able to make accurate decisions.

Paperless To Reduce Paper Resources
Improving Errors, Costs, And Delays.

Going paperless not only reduces the use of paper resources, it also dramatically speeds up the time it takes to compile information. In addition, real-time aggregation of information on errors and delays will allow for on-the-spot responses and improvements, which will greatly contribute to cost control.

Before:Mistakes And Losses That Occur In Factories That Have Not Implemented MES

Paper and handwritten operations cause a lot of loss and mistakes.

When operating handwritten instructions, daily reports, and inspection records, inaccuracies due to human error, loss of time in documentation, and loss of paper resources are inevitable.


Information sharing with time differences using whiteboards, etc.

There is always a time lag when sharing information by hand, such as sharing information in the morning at the start of the afternoon, or writing information at the end of the lot.


Entering results from paper into the core system is time-consuming.

Forcing employees to input data into ERP and other core systems in addition to their manufacturing duties adds to the man-hours required for non-manufacturing tasks, and is also a burden on employees.


Equipment stoppages and defects caused by thinking "It's still OK".

Relying on rules of thumb for when to maintain equipment and machinery, and for variations in accuracy, can lead to mistakes and unpredictable results, resulting in lost operating time and raw materials.


It takes time to respond to complaints and determine the cause.

A complaint reveals a defective product. It takes a lot of manpower and time to search through a large amount of documents to trace back parts and materials to determine the cause and take countermeasures.


Unexpected losses due to long time breakdown in production line.

Long time breakdown in production line where automated equipment stops or idles for long periods of time, can cause significant time loss if detected too late.

After: Mistakes And Losses That Can Be Improved By Implementing MES

Reduce workload and improve accuracy by digitizing documents.

The elimination of handwritten and empirical data entry is expected to improve data accuracy and reduce manufacturing costs by reducing entry work. It also reduces the loss of paper resources.


Information can be shared instantly, even at a distance.

Real-time sharing of information between factories and offices, and between the head office and each site, will speed up coordination and management decisions between factories and processes.


Reduces indirect man-hours through automatic linkage with core systems.

By automatically linking with core systems such as production control systems, the number of indirect man-hours required to enter actual results is reduced. Accurate production results improve the accuracy of production planning.


Prevention and response preparation through proactive detection.

Data from the equipment can be monitored to determine when to replace consumables and when to perform room maintenance, allowing for proper preparation. Reduces man-hours of maintenance personnel and losses due to defects.


Increase traceability and respond to problems quickly.

It is possible to quickly investigate the nature of the product that has been complained about, and to trace back to the parts and materials that caused the complaint, so that a cross-sectional response and prevention of recurrence can be quickly implemented.


Real-time notification of automatic machine stoppages.

Real-time monitoring of operating data of automated facilities and alert notifications in case of stoppages or problems can prevent long time breakdown in the production line from occurring.

Improvement Cycle Generated By Data Collection

MES collects real-time data from various machine tools, inspection equipment, and input from workers in the factory, and shares it internally.
The accurate and fresh information obtained from this process is effective for early detection of problems and analysis in a logical manner.
Furthermore, the longer the operation period, the more valuable data will be accumulated, and thus, the higher quality countermeasures and improvement cycles can be expected.

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Linkage With ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) System

The role of MES is to grasp the quantity and status of factory equipment, raw materials, and work-in-progress in real time, to build work schedules based on production plans, to issue instructions to workers, and to collect and manage information on work procedures.
In addition, it helps improve the accuracy of production planning by building a seamless linkage with the company's core system (ERP, etc.).

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Configuration Example Of A Typical Data Collection Facility

When an MES collects data from equipment and processes at a manufacturing site, the following configuration is common.
In the case of automatic equipment (machine), data is acquired from the data communication function of the model or from PLC or OPC-UA of each company.
In addition, data acquisition for manual processes such as product inspection is carried out by connecting various input devices.

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