Manufacturing 2020

ERP vs POM (MES)

I had long discussion today about when an ERP can used for work order execution and tracking versus and production operations management (POM) systems (as defined by ISA 95 and formerly know as MES). Basically, lets summarize. An ERP is a financial ledger and material and asset planner and manager.

Three Bloody Years to Learn

During this week, I hade the same conversation a number of times around how there iare just no experienced system integrators out there. There are lots of consulting and system projects, but no resources available on the end user, SI or vendor sides of the industry.

Time for Plant and Corporate IT to grow up

Hello and welcome to my blog. My first column focused on the subject that it is time for Plant and Corporate IT to grow up. The column focused on making the point that Plant and Corporate IT need to create a manufacturing application framework based on a single data model...