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Manufacturing Execution Systems | Factory MES

Supplier: Aptean

Factory MES is a packaged manufacturing execution system that increases productivity and drives continuous improvements on the shop floor; as well as providing capabilities for paperless quality management.


Factory MES provides your operations and management teams with in-depth data/reports on the performance of your shop floor, and provides your operators with the best practices and skills training to improve your factory's performance.

Core features of the factory MES include:

  • Real-time performance management
  • Shop floor data capture
  • Packaged metrics like Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Process constraints and throughput analysis
  • Automated quality assurance process
  • Continuous improvement campaign management
  • Workplace engagement
  • Compliance management
  • Paperless quality management
  • Statistical process control

Unlike generic MES systems, Factory MES is a purpose built packaged application, designed for specific industries, which requires no customisation and is typically deployed in less than six weeks per factory. This ensures a higher probability of success, shorter time to benefits and the flexibility needed to support growth and change. Different to other MES systems our technology is combined with a proven change method that focuses on developing operator skills and a structure of daily performance reviews to drive a better performance every run, every shift, every day.

With Factory MES you can:

  • Identify all manufacturing losses in real-time
  • Measure metrics such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Identify potential capacity by highlighting constraints
  • Eliminate arduous and time consuming paper based systems
  • Reduce downtime/changeover times Improve daily work control practices
  • Formalise the continuous improvement initiatives already in place Improve workforce culture on the shop floor
  • Use it as a strategic tool to make business decisions for the future